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Jennifer Fliss is a New York raised, Wisconsin schooled, Seattle based writer. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in diverse publications including, Ravishly, The Establishment, Brain Child Magazine, Zelle/Runner’s World, and The Citron Review. More can be found on her website, www.jenniferflisscreative.com

Jennifer Fliss's Articles

Exercise is about feeling empowered and healthy, not setting records or meeting #bodygoals.

I'm Terrible At All The Exercise, But I Keep Doing It Anyway

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Jennifer Fliss    |   03.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
Just kidding, you're asleep. That was a dream.

It's Valentine's Day; Let There Be Coffee And Sleep And Sexless Back Rubs

You wake up to birds chirping, just kidding, you don’t, because it’s February and it’s freezing, and also you have a kid.  But you wake to those figurative birds and roll over to check the time. 8:30... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   02.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
Oh the joy of a few quiet hours. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Brooke Cagle)

The Sweet Bliss Of The Toddler Drop-Off

I am alone. There is no toddler pulling at my arm, spitting unwanted food to the ground, or whining, or howling, or any of the other myriad challenges that come with taking your child — well,... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   01.20.17 12am   |   SHARE
"Tirimisu for Two: I would never just have my nails painted for my own pleasure and enjoyment. I’ve done this for you. For us. It’s all about snagging a partner." Image: Thinkstock

Weirdly Sexist Nail Polish Names, From The Eyeroll-Worthy To The Utterly Absurd

Chick Flick Cherry: If it’s about romance, it’s a chick flick. About love: chick flick. Maybe it’s about chickens. Poultry love. Either way: for you, I’ll watch it. So you can pop my cherry... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   08.17.16 12am   |   SHARE
The clothing does not define the activity at this age; it’s not a uniform. Image: Thinkstock.

Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It's Anti-Feminist

Many people (rightfully) believe that women own their bodies, and that, therefore, they should be in control of their own bodies. So why do those same people turn around and try to define girls by... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   06.8.16 12am   |   SHARE
It took me over 10 years to make these stories, MY stories, public. Image: Thinkstock.

I Was Abused As A Child — Now I'm Writing My Own Story

Here’s the thing: I have benefited greatly from reading stories from others, the daring narratives of those who have histories similar to my own. We feel more human when we hear that other humans... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   04.20.16 12am   |   SHARE
To my bullies.

A Letter To My Bullies

You held a cap gun to my head on the bus ride home from school, threatening to shoot me, day after day. I know you couldn't have known that I had something similar happening at home.
Jennifer Fliss    |   03.9.16 12am   |   SHARE
Have fun with the boiling water, sucker.

11 Things Your Breast Pump Is Saying To You

It is the denigrating soundtrack of a breast pumping session. You, sitting at its mercy. It, just taking and taking.
Jennifer Fliss    |   02.22.16 12am   |   SHARE

2015 Vernacular That Needs To Go. Now. 

All the feels. If you take this out of context (and it’s never really in context), it sounds vaguely pornographic. No, not vaguely. It does sound pornographic. So a kitty and bunny befriending each... Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   01.21.16 12am   |   SHARE

An Open Letter To People Who Write Open Letters

I don’t think you meant well. You wanted to vomit your discontent to the world. Isn’t that embarrassing? Or is it like a seven-cocktails-and-two-shots kind of vomit?
Jennifer Fliss    |   01.20.16 12am   |   SHARE