• Brittany Leitner in Life

    Why Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Are Not The Same In The Trump Era

    Why Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Are Not The Same In The Trump Era

    Have you ever found yourself liking something more just because someone you didn't like hated it so much? That's kind of how I feel about my culture and Donald Trump. As someone who's half Mexican and half white, my family seemed to gravitate toward the white side of my background. My mother didn't grow up with a […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Like An Adult

    6 Ways To Make The World A Better Place On Your Birthday

    6 Ways To Make The World A Better Place On Your Birthday

    Your birthday is the one day of the year when you have free reign to force your friends into doing anything. And I mean, that's really the best gift of all — because who doesn't love being in total control of everyone you love for a whole 24 hours? Oh just me? Weird. As you […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Like An Adult

    9 Signs Your Quarter-Life Crisis Is Actually A Quarter-Life Come Up

    9 Signs Your Quarter-Life Crisis Is Actually A Quarter-Life Come Up

    When we give names to our freak outs, we begin the journey to feeling better about them. But what about when something is so normalized, socialized and routinely written about, that we give in to just expecting a freak out to happen? For people in their 20s, a quarter-life crisis is almost as anticipated as […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Like An Adult

    7 Things That Happen When Your Party Friend Turns Into A Real Friend

    7 Things That Happen When Your Party Friend Turns Into A Real Friend

    In college, my party friend and I did everything — from starring in a last-minute music video, to somehow figuring out how to get free drinks at any bar we went to. There's nothing like having a go-to friend who you know will always be down for your random (and probably dangerous) adventure ideas. When you […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Elite Daily Video

    This Video Shows What Women's Rights Look Like Around The World

    This Video Shows What Women's Rights Look Like Around The World

    If 2017 turns out to be known for anything, it just may be the year of the woman. Of course, that title belongs to the year 1992, when a record number of five women were elected to the US Senate. Five still sounds like a small number, but at a time when President George H.W. […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Women's History Month

    Why Sexism Is The One Thing The Comedy World Can't Laugh At

    Why Sexism Is The One Thing The Comedy World Can't Laugh At

    A harsh light was shed on the comedy world last summer, when comedian Aaron Glaser was accused of rape by multiple women. Although no charges against Glaser were filed, women in the New York City comedy community quickly joined the conversation. They had either experienced similar assault from Glaser firsthand, or knew someone who had. When […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Celebrity

    24 Ugly Hot Celebs We Can't Explain Our Attraction To

    24 Ugly Hot Celebs We Can't Explain Our Attraction To

    Being ugly hot is a “gift” only men seemingly possess. After all they are the sex who got praised for having “dad bods,” while women get called “plus size.” But regardless, beauty is really in the eye of the beholder — at least that's what my friends tell me whenever I bring home another ugly […]
  • Brittany Leitner in Women

    How To Get The Bounce Back In Your Faded Curls, As Told By An Expert

    How To Get The Bounce Back In Your Faded Curls, As Told By An Expert

    When I was in college, in sub-zero temperatures, I had the best hair of my life. I went to Syracuse University, where snow days weren't a thing because it snowed every day, and we still went out to the bars in dresses and tights when it was -5 outside. But despite the insane weather, something […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Women's History Month

    The Real Reason The Term ‘Daddy Issues' Exists Has Nothing To Do With Women

    The Real Reason The Term ‘Daddy Issues' Exists Has Nothing To Do With Women

    Society makes it hard for women to own what belongs to them. Just recently, Emma Watson had to take back and defend her own body, after critics called her new Vanity Fair photoshoot “non feminist.” In the same vein, women have also taken back being called “crazy.” Even men are starting to acknowledge how dismissive it […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Women's History Month

    Trump Praised Women's Day, And The Internet Reminded Him Of His Sexist Past

    Trump Praised Women's Day, And The Internet Reminded Him Of His Sexist Past

    I haven't been able to change my Facebook profile picture. It's a photo of a quote from the president of the United States of America. We're taught to believe that a presidential quote is something of nobility. In elementary school, we spent our days staring at laminated posters of the 44 presidents. We stared at their portraits, […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Women's History Month

    8 Ways To Wear Your Resistance Against The Patriarchy While Also Giving Back

    8 Ways To Wear Your Resistance Against The Patriarchy While Also Giving Back

    In my opinion, the best way to resist the patriarchy is to get right to the point. What better way than letting someone know what you believe in than wearing it for all the world to see? Shopping is fun, but Millennials are more into spending money on experiences. That's why shopping in support of a […]
  • Brittany Leitner on Women's History Month

    5 Ways To Participate In ‘A Day Without A Woman' If You Can't Miss Work

    5 Ways To Participate In ‘A Day Without A Woman' If You Can't Miss Work

    Last month, thousands of people participated in “A Day Without An Immigrant,” a national strike aimed at showing Washington the importance of immigrant workers to the US economy. The protest was one of many following the inauguration of Donald Trump, whose rise to presidency has triggered a lot of minority groups into taking action against his […]