BIO

Jagger Blaec is a freelance professional journalist located in Portland, Oregon. She began her career as a writer after college, when her dreams of being a hand model were tragically cut short. She currently writes about weddings, cannabis, body positivity, and intersectional feminism. Her work has been published in Greatist magazine, O Magazine, Huffington Post, and more. Blaec is a newlywed with a furbaby named Ralf Garfunkel.  Look forward to her weekly recaps of the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" on Ravishly. Until then you can follow her on Twitter @basicblaecgirl

Jagger Blaec's Articles

Rachel is wearing a gorgeous metallic gold ballroom gown with a slit down the thigh, but she’s questioning Bryan’s proposal. (Image Credit: Instagram/bach21squad)

The Bachelorette Finale: Rachel Was The Bachelorette We Didn't Deserve, And She Deserved So Much Better

Rachel admits that she cried her lashes off for Peter, yet less than 24 hours later, she is getting engaged to Bryan.
Jagger Blaec    |   08.8.17 9am   |   SHARE
He wasn’t the first doctor to tell me I needed to lose weight.  (image: flickr/ nafis zebarjadi

Bad Fatty

I am a "bad fatty" because I choose to live my best life and I don't think that means suffering through an existence without joy
Jagger Blaec    |   08.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image: Instagram/ girlstripmovie

Girls Trip Is For Every Girl Who's Ever Had A #Squad

Girls Trip is such an authentic portrayal of friendship and adventure — and for once, it is from the perspective of an ensemble cast of hilarious Black women.
Jagger Blaec    |   07.26.17 12am   |   SHARE
On Peter’s date, it looks like he’s low-key leading her on. He’s not all in, and seems super fake. Peter’s body language looks closed-off to me. He just doesn't know if Rachel’s the one. (Image Credit: Instagram/thebacheloretteabc)

Fake Cheeks & Fake Love: Bachelorette Review

This week, we visit Rachel’s hometown of Dallas, TX, with the three men left - Peter, Eric, and Bryan. All but Bryan win family approval before the trio of dudes meet up with Rachel in Spain, where... Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   07.25.17 12pm   |   SHARE
"At the risk of sounding cliché, I have been writing since I could hold a pen."

#RavsWriters: Jagger Blaec - Adele Fangirl, Pro Internet Surfer, Owner Of Aspiring Screen Dog Ralfie

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is. This week: Jagger Blaec.
Jagger Blaec    |   07.19.17 12am   |   SHARE
This week, Rachel headed to each of the remaining candidates’ homes to meet their families. (Image Credit: Instagram/@ericbigger)

Bachelorette Hometowns: The Remaining Guys Are Either Exploiting This Show, Or Being Exploited By It

This week, Rachel headed to each of the remaining candidates’ homes to meet their families. Events ranged from the boring and predictable to the downright emotionally exploitative. As usual.
Jagger Blaec    |   07.18.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Bryan gets a hometown, and it's previewed he makes it all the way to the final two. This seems... questionable. (Image credit: Instagram/@bacheloretteabc)

Who Gets A Hometown Date? Bachelorette Rachel Risks Major Family Drama

The pressure is starting to build because this is the last week before “hometowns,” the notorious episode in which the bachelorette/bachelor goes back to meet the final four contestants’ families.
Jagger Blaec    |   07.11.17 9am   |   SHARE
I can't help but speculate that if Blac Chyna were a white celebrity, feminists on social media would be up in arms at the mere suggestion of domestic violence. (Image Credit: Instagram/blacchyna)

Media Reacts To Blac Chyna With Slut-Shaming, But Stays Silent On Abuse Allegations

Black women in abusive relationships are disproportionately killed by domestic violence, and if what Rob Kardashian is doing right now is any indication of his temper and inability to control his... Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   07.7.17 10am   |   SHARE
Rachel cuts a lot of guys loose as the season heads towards its final few episodes. (Image Credit: Instagram/bacheloretteabc)

Bachelorette Recap: Rachel Says Bye To Lee, Finally (But Why Alex?!)

These past two episodes have been very emotionally taxing, but I feel relieved that the show has been rid of distractions like the feud between Lee and Kenny.
Jagger Blaec    |   06.28.17 10am   |   SHARE
I’m not looking forward to watching two hours sprinkled with "Snake" Lee abusing the Black cast members, and I feel especially bad for Kenny, who deserves a real shot at love. (YouTube/Anna Marie)

Bachelorette Episode 5 Review, Part One: Glorifying Racist Trash For Ratings

This entire Lee vs. Kenny storyline is trash, and shame on ABC for thinking it was a good idea to exploit the "Angry Black Man" trope for Bachelorette ratings. In real life, this stereotype literally... Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   06.27.17 8am   |   SHARE