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

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
Previews for a showdown between Kenny & Lee marked a dark turn for Rachel's season of "The Bachelorette." (Image Credit: YouTube/Bachelor Nation on ABC)

Bachelorette Review: Weddings In Wisconsin & More Of Racist, "Alternative Facts" Lee

Due to racist Lee, the night continues to devolve into another series of stereotypes, as the non-Black bachelors in the house get into it with the Black contestants. We’re clearly in store for an... Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   06.20.17 10am   |   SHARE
Bachelorette Rachel says goodbye to DeMario, hello to shirtless dancing on daytime TV & mud pit wrestling, and farewell to Fred.

Bachelorette Review: Magic Mike & Makeouts

I can't help but wonder if ABC is playing into these concepts of respectability. A lighter-complexioned Anthony with a suit and bald head waxes on poetically about his father figure, while wild child... Read...
Jagger Blaec    |   06.6.17 10am   |   SHARE
Rachel's face here is our faces watching this whole episode.

Gap Teeth And Toxic Masculinity: A Bachelorette Recap

I think we all collectively swooned when Peter proclaimed he was going to make a great dad…to the dog.
Jagger Blaec    |   05.30.17 11am   |   SHARE
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Bachelorette Recap: The Colorblind Bachelorette

Fortunately, the first episode isn't as overtly terrible as I had initially anticipated.
Jagger Blaec    |   05.23.17 7am   |   SHARE
Image via YouTube (ABC)

Meet The New Definition of Struggle: Introducing The Bachelorette’s Bleak Roster

This season’s bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, impressed America on the most recent season of The Bachelor. But now that she’s here, it seems like ABC has no idea what the heck to do with her.
Jagger Blaec    |   05.18.17 9am   |   SHARE
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Black Excellence Evolving: 9 Black Millennials Who Are Ready For Higher Education

These proud black millennials have discovered how to celebrate their excellence by infusing pride and culture into their academic achievements.
Jagger Blaec    |   05.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
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Congratulations, Shea Moisture! You Played Yourself 

This week, a commercial produced by the hair-care brand Shea Moisture went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Jagger Blaec    |   04.28.17 10am   |   SHARE

Addicted To Nostalgia: Vintage Estate Sales, My Mother, And Me

From a distance, a vintage girl can seem charming and lovably odd until you realize that she literally comes with a ton of baggage.
Jagger Blaec    |   04.25.17 12am   |   SHARE
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The Exploitative Mess Of "Mama June: From Not To Hot"

Mama June does not deserve to be stripped of her humanity so WeTv can have another hit program.
Jagger Blaec    |   03.2.17 7am   |   SHARE