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Astrology

What the stars have in store for you this month

Dear Starbabes,

Happiest New Year! And: Happy birthday Capricorns everywhere. If you're reading this then you've already survived another year under neo-fascist rule and a long holiday week with family members who remind you why you started drinking as a teenager. If your survival was threatened, if you walked to the edge of the void and dangled your feet but decided to stay and fight, you have accomplished what was impossible for many and I'm grateful to you. To stay is brave and it is a gift. June Jordan wrote "all things are dear that disappear," but you are dear to the living right now, reader, no matter how long the night gets.

We have lived through the longest night, haven't we, friends? We have lit our candles for the spirits and set angels on our trees. Now, the days stretch their limbs and grow a little longer inch by inch. Our patience grows longer too. If we are lucky, we will out-wait violence, we will nurture a radical imagination and welcome a powerful joy. This month, I offer you thoughts on two eclipses, only one of which most of us will witness, and I offer this poem—which is a blessing.

"Try to Praise the Mutilated World"

By Adam Zagajewski/ Translated by Clare Cavanagh

Try to praise the mutilated world.

Remember June's long days,

and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine.

The nettles that methodically overgrow

the abandoned homesteads of exiles.

You must praise the mutilated world.

You watched the stylish yachts and ships;

one of them had a long trip ahead of it,

while salty oblivion awaited others.

You've seen the refugees going nowhere,

you've heard the executioners sing joyfully.

You should praise the mutilated world.

Remember the moments when we were together

in a white room and the curtain fluttered.

Return in thought to the concert where music flared.

You gathered acorns in the park in autumn

and leaves eddied over the earth's scars.

Praise the mutilated world

and the gray feather a thrush lost,

and the gentle light that strays and vanishes

and returns.

ARIES
Let's say you're in a chariot, Aries, and you're rolling down a dark road. The weather is wild and unknowable and your horses feel it. The chariot is careening with them, you feel a strain on whatever it is that binds you to your animals. I know it's your impulse to push through, to grip at some control over the reins, and keep going until the trouble clears or your run clear of it. But, the trouble isn't a storm this time, Aries, it's a season. Your animals? They're in relation to you, they reflect your inner weather just as much as they do their general environment. So, against all impulse, I assure you, it's a good time to stop. It's a good time to ask yourself point blank: "What the fuck am I doing?"

The road is dark because it needs to be dark. You've got to adjust your eyes in order to see, you've got to trust what you already know about the sky. Wasn't there a time you were lost before? Wasn't there a star you followed, an inner compass that showed you True North better than any map ever could?

It's true that a map might help but what if no map serves this season, when all markers of place feel distorted? There are those of who have chosen paths for which maps have yet to be written. You are tasked with surviving so that you might make a map of your life and offer that to the ones who come after you. Nothing will clear, no animal quell, until you get clear about where you want to go and how you mean to get there. Dear Aries, therapy is better than self-laceration (an indulgence with no path to a cure). Besides, you have more to do in this life than survive it.

TAURUS
If last year was the year of the body, of recovery and coming home to yourself, what will 2019 offer you? I know you, Taurus, I know you like to be prepared but not overly so. Enough to be comfortable but not so much you could be perceived as zealous. Rest assured, everything you've recovered in the past year was in service to what awaits you, and none of your work was for naught. In fact, expect this January to offer you a reprieve along your path, a moment to sit with what you've learned and collect your energies.

If you think that this moment of quiet will be like the many you've experienced in 2018, you're in for a surprise. This past year has seen multiple moments of you running your own well dry, of needing to take cover and recharge the dead battery within you. Sometimes this depletion was due to physical distress, and sometimes from emotional overwhelm, and often because of the deep ties between those two states that you foster within you—given your habit of convincing yourself that nothing affects you "all that much" until that "nothing" is bludgeoning you with its effect. January offers you the chance to experience stillness for the sake of stillness—not out of necessity, but out of pleasure.

What will you do with a quiet like that? Read more and read widely. Listen to a symphonic poem or learn to meditate and listen only to your breath—for an hour, for the length of a sunrise. Let yourself draw again, because it feels good to think only about the weight of a line and the direction of a shade. The sensual is key here, an intention to engage the richness of all your senses. Pour over old journals and remember an old self; you can light a candle for her and pray that she rests peacefully in the dark paradise of your yester-mind. What I'm saying is, you've worked hard to get here and you've got a long way to go before you reach the destination you're after. Take January up on its offer and use your rest time wisely.

GEMINI
It's easy to see that you're changing, Gemini, that 2018 was a year of doorways for you and each one you walked through ushered in a room of transformation. Some of those transformations were choices and some of them happened by necessity, but all of them had an immense impact on you and that impact is far from done making itself known. It's understandable that a social creature like you would want company during this transformative time, transformation is never easy—even, especially, when it's fulfilling—but you must know that the doorways you've walked through are ones you were meant to walk through on your own.

There's a loneliness to that, yes, and it's hard not to resist it. Not to feel a certain kind of resentment or betrayal when your chosen circle doesn't circle around you... especially when you feel most in need of a holding. But, you'll find that the tighter you cling to your expectations of others and the ways you wish they'd show up for you, the tighter your own doorways will feel—and the harder it will be to let anyone through when they show up as best as they know how.

This month, while you sit in one of your many new rooms, wishing for some sort of imagined company that would deepen your experience and give it a greater sense of purpose, invite your disappointments to the table. They will come wearing many faces and costumes, looking new and looking like a shadow of your childhood, and what you recognize at first might pain you. But look underneath, Gemini, and don't stop looking. You have been seeking transformation and your disappointments are a part of you. They've come to you, just like anything else, to be transformed.

CANCER
I'd like to think that January will be a good month for you Cancer. I say "like" rather than "know" because like most human beings on the planet, the outcome of the month is entirely up to you and your free will. Okay, you say, so what makes this month different than any other month? I'll tell you. Dear Cancer, this January we will experience (if not actually witness with our own eyes) two eclipses: a solar eclipse on January 5th and a lunar eclipse on January 21st. You, dear animal, are a moon baby and in eclipse season… the moon is the reason.

During the solar eclipse, which will be a new moon in Capricorn, the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun. This lunar interception will bring a great deal of magic energy to the ambitious qualities of Capricorn. Think of the phrase "if you can dream it, be it," but then add the strategic layered work ethic of Capricorn and see yourself booking a different career development workshop for every week of January.

Or, maybe you'll feel a deep urge to finally try out for that job you feared you weren't skilled enough to snag. Or, maybe you'll finally share that website you've been working on. "New year, new me" mentality is at an all-time high! By the end of the month, the lunar eclipse in Leo when Earth will cast her shadow on our moon. This shadow, full of earthly concerns, domestic grievances, and the deep yearning to nurture without conditions, can stir a lot of sorrow in a moon-baby's heart. But, if you spend the beginning month devoting yourself to your dreams, I promise that any sorrow that arises will feel fleeting, even sweet in its own way.

LEO
My little lion, I know you're tired but you've got to press on. Whatever wringer the world has put your heart through in the past few years, it was never meant to wring the life out of you or, worst of all, extinguish your flame. My oldest flame, you know the one who believe in God like to say she never gives you more than you can handle and no matter what you think about scripture I'm here to confirm that these believers are not wrong.

Which is not to say, of course, that you haven't suffered enough. You've suffered enough. It's just that our suffering is rarely born of present day events, and more often the dangerous wave of a ripple made lifetimes ago. What you might find, on the crest and fall of these emotional waves, my eternal one, is that your suffering will not transform into your strength until you choose to transform it—no matter how long you wait or how much you project it onto others.

And, when I say choose I mean choose totally. I mean saying "this is not sustainable" and then changing this whatever this is. I mean practicing accountability even when you feel shame or fear of abandonment, even when you feel like it will cost you the position of beloved. To place yourself in the position of your own beloved, to call yourself up and say "we need to talk candidly about what's possible and what will no longer serve." To move consciously and mindfully everyday toward the most present and powerful version of yourself. Who is she? What is her name?

VIRGO
This might come as no shock to you, dear Virgo, given your keen sense of observation and your anticipatory nature, but it's that time of year again. The time for you to crawl out of your hermit hole or your love cave or your work ditch and put some elbow grease into nurturing your friendships. Friendship is powerful, Mercury is working its way into Aquarius, and January's solar eclipse is more than ready to remind you how the people you surround yourself with inform your perception of yourself.

Take stock, dear Virgo, of the many ways friendship has enriched your life this past year. Yes, there were the easy connections. The workplace camaraderie and social tapestries that deepened as the year wore on. But what about the friendships that have sustained you in your heart? Who has stood steadfast below your tripwire, reminding you that if you fall, you'll be caught? Who has taught you what love is rather than what you were taught it should be?

By the end of January, you'll begin to get a deeper sense of where and with whom your energy should be flowing. The connections you apply yourself to are not only reflections of what you value but also reflections of who you are and how you wish to show up in this world. The deeper your friendships, the more yourself you are around others, the more free you feel. And then your heart opens wider, and then the road opens wider.

LIBRA
You might have put a lot of rough years in the past but I'd venture to say that 2018 is one of the heavier doors you've ever closed behind you. And, it's not that the lessons of the past year were particularly bigger or more difficult to carry, and don't you for a second thing the road is a smooth glide from here on in. It's just that there's a finality to this part of your life, a sense that something about who you are and how you've lived has been changed and there is no going back.

Give yourself time, this month, for the ritual of letting go. What you've lost is no small amount of life, what you're walking toward is a large expanse and a candle of remembrance will serve you well and light your way.

By the end of January, you might get the sense that the spotlight is turning up and shining on you brighter than it has in a long time. There will be opportunity here to deepen your budding practices and carve out a bolder, more public, space for yourself. This opportunity, this offering, might spark fear in you, a remaining propensity toward self-sabotage. But, if you look deep into flame of your memory candle, you'll find that the person you are now is no longer afraid of her power or the identities she's got to shed in order to step into it.

SCORPIO
Evolving isn't easy work and, for the most part, it's not exactly fun either. I'm not quite sure why some god wrote the book of your life as one long cycling odyssey towards evolution but here we are sliding between snake, scorpion, eagle and a hard place—the dance you've known the steps to since you sidled out onto the floor.

January finds you in the sweetest spot of your troubles, where the living might be hard but showing up is easy enough. You're learning something about the quickest and kindest way speak your truth and get the hell out of Dodge.

After all, Scorpio, you've got work to do, a world to change, and that's not gonna happen if you let yourself get tied up in the webs of other people's lives. There's many ways to get your spiritual information and speculative heartache no longer need be yours. Coming clean, staying clean, and practicing right speech will carry you a long way up towards the great eagle's nest. From there, what pains you will feel like a far ways off, and your spirit will finally get what it's hungered for—a clear sky and the feeling of possibility.

SAGITTARIUS
I'm in a Jeep on a four-hour road trip to the city I hate most in America to spend New Year's Eve with some of my favorite people in this world. I'm thinking of you and all our road trips, the ones we've laughed all the way through and the ones we've already imagined into our future. In this Jeep, we're talking about micro-dosing: acid, mushrooms, MDMA. We're talking about all the different tools at our disposal, chemical and emotional, that might bring us closer to our creative selves.

What is the creative self and why is it so illusive? Here, your mutable nature might hold more keys than you're willing to admit. In a world where we are told that our accomplishments are our lone victories and personal titles, a Sagittarius thrives otherwise—finding inspiration and energy in the magic of many minds coming together.

Which doesn't mean that you should rely on others for your sense of wholeness, or depend on the creative energy of those around you to rev up your engine. Rather, this January is a good time to reset the aim of your arrow. Ask yourself what it would take to show up fully in a group setting, what kind of personal practice might help you become an integral member of the band. When you feel good about what you bring to the table, you'll find that a place has been set for you for a long time. What you begin developing in your own seedling pot will thrive in the fertile ground of community. I know it's hard to hold your horse but, sometimes, life really moves one step at a time.

CAPRICORN
It's your season, witch sister, and the planets are here to celebrate you. The Sun shines brilliant and steadfast in Capricorn and forms a solar eclipse on January 5th with the new moon in Capricorn, both conjunct Saturn and sextile to Neptune. It's a dreamscape where all your generous efforts reap rewards.What ritual will you practice in honor of these events?

Over Christmas Jewish Chinese dinner, my friend and I split one fortune cookie. The fortune inside felt so apt to both our lives, so deeply infused with the lessons of Saturn under the stars of Capricorn, it pierced into the reality of our winter night. What did it say? Self respect is the root of discipline.

If discipline is Saturn's bread and butter, and self-respect is the moment the Sun flows through us and shifts the shades of shame, then this month's aspects are composed in favor of your arrival, dear Capricorn. Come as you are and bring forth the very best of yourself. Your talent can't and won't be hidden; your most private work gives way to your grace.

AQUARIUS
You can't just say a thing until it becomes true, Aquarius, no matter what holy books and cult leaders might want us to believe. Words are powerful, yes, but they can also be powerful delusions. This January, the stars will be making big moves and you're sure to feel it, thanks to the Sun and Mercury in your sign, Uranus finally shifting into direct motion, and a lunar eclipse in Leo on the 21st. There is a focus here on sites of personal rupture, disjuncture between the roles you play and the person you believe yourself to be. Realness, what is that?

The solar eclipse hits your communication sectors as you reckon with the services you render and the services you require to maintain function. Here, you might find both power and bitterness, a list of things you felt were under-appreciated and overlooked. Here is the place where the veils we hang between what we say and what we mean flap flimsily in the wind, threatening to reveal our resentments. Which, if you don't know by now, are our wounds—our raw places.

You hate staying mad for long, since so much of this—what you might deem Earth business—is beneath you. Yet this month's themes are far from the Earth, hammered between the two planets we believe ourselves most knowledgeable of: our Sun and moon. Here, again, you must reckon with realness, what you know to be true and what can never be known. The lunar eclipse at the end of the month brings you pleasure. But, like everything else, it's not a sure thing. Pleasure, the generative spark, is beautiful, but most beautiful things rely on myth. That is, until we get used to them and then they become ordinary.

PISCES
We could begin by talking about the new year, about what you're going to leave behind and what you're hoping to bring with you, but we both know that time doesn't work for you the same way it works for the rest of us—what's a year anyway and by whose calendar do we mark it? Well, alright, let the movement of celestial bodies tell you what time of the year it is. This month opens and closes with an eclipse. The solar and the lunar, the ego and the subconscious, the shifting of veils between light and dark.

Neptune, your ruling planet, plays a large part in the solar eclipse on January 5th, forming a sextile to the sun. There is a focus on your relationships here, on how you structure your own needs in the presence of others. Here, the energy is captivating and it is easy to be enamored with visions of the beloved and the muse.

But, it's known that anywhere Neptune gains traction is a place where a glamour can thrive. A glamour serves our hunger for inspiration, it's a tablecloth on which you set the feast. And, Pisces, you can set a table beautifully and serve up the most delicious offerings. But, if the table isn't sturdy, if it buckles under the weight of all your expectations, it's not the right table for your feast no matter how you dress it. Funny thing about tables is they can't fix themselves, so it's on you to find a sturdier foundation.

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Liberation can come from completion, but then, we are always becoming something new

They say the full moon is about completion. About looking back at the intentions you crowned the new moon with and seeing where those intentions led you. The new moon in Gemini was the pebble that began this cycle, and the full moon in Sagittarius is her echo, the ring getting larger in the water. The new moon in Gemini asked us what we wanted to change about our habits, what we wanted to do with our hands, and our hunger for newness. The new moon in Gemini was interested in the way shifting ideas can give us the freedom to think differently and, in thinking differently, become new people. The full moon in Sagittarius reminds us that we are never not becoming new.

Both Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, they exist in relation to the other and they know how to speak each other's language. But, while Gemini relishes the endless capacity of air (of thought), Sagittarius uses the energy of fire to transform thought into action. Everything Sagittarius touches can't help but change. How can this be completion? The wheel is always spinning, reader. Sagittarius marks the completion of the fire trine. Here, fire is generous and social. It means to gather and teach, to illuminate. Sagittarius lives in the sector of the zodiac chart related to education, philosophy, and the awareness of others—their beliefs and their right to freedom. Because of this, our June Sagittarius full moon is both a completion moon and a moon that reminds us that all endings create space for beginning. The more you leave behind, the more you find. There is no dead end in the universe.

If you are a seeker like me (perhaps you have lots of planets in Sagittarius in your natal chart), you have already come across Jessica Dore's Twitter account. Every day, Dore posts a tarot card and her interpretation of it. It is a gift to many of her readers. Yesterday, she shared The World with us, reminding her readers: "the moments of beauty, belonging & elation that you've experienced up to this point in your life… would still only amount to the tiniest sliver of what this world has to offer in terms of sweetness & pleasure."

I thought about this card and her words all day. The World is, numerically, the last card in the Major Arcana journey—the last card if you don't think about the Fool, who is numbered at 0 and so is the beginning and the end. The World is, therefore, a completion card too, a big echo of a full moon.

This morning, holding the sweet and expansive nature of The World, thinking on Sagittarius people and their love of travel, of reckoning with the edge of an atlas and questioning the map-makers, I pulled the nine of swords from my own Tarot deck. The other side of knowledge is to overwhelm and shut down. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, holds information in her hands. She understands duality in all things. Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, yearns for the expansion of mind and the illumination of power. The philosopher and the moralist, a Sagittarius at her best can teach anyone to break open a prison. A Sagittarius at her worst can justify any cage. Don't forget that Jupiter was the king of the gods. His lightning bolt was a weapon. Sometimes, we are too exposed to each other. We imagine we know others through the stories we create about one another. We imagine we know the future because we refuse to be humble about how vulnerable we are to the universe's ever-shifting outcomes. We refuse abundance by convincing ourselves that the cage of identity we build for ourselves is our only possibility.

For the next two days, as the Sun lingers in Gemini and we feel the effects of the moon's fullness in Sagittarius, reflect on the ways you have used knowledge. When has your knowledge been a tool of empowerment for yourself and others? When have you shared the beauty of the world and the joy of radical ideas/ways of living? When have you used knowledge to understand and relieve your own suffering and the suffering of others? And, too, when have you used knowledge as permission for self-delusion? When you have expanded so far into your idea of the world and your own work in it that you forgot how to be accountable to your daily life, your body, your friends, and the people you love? You know when Janis Joplin sings "freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose"? That's only one kind of freedom, and it's the kind that Sagittarius thinks it knows very well. Freedom can be about nothing, if nothing is what you want. Then welcome to the monastery, friend. Freedom can also be another word for everything you revel in not knowing. Freedom can be about having everything because you are part of everything, even if you can't see the relation, even if you can't imagine yet how what you want also wants you.

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Kat is making me relive my fat-teen trauma

When people say that HBO's new Zendaya-led teen drama, Euphoria, is triggering, believe them. In the pilot alone we're introduced to Rue (Zendaya) and her drug addiction issues via a graphic depiction of the overdose that sent her to rehab. Then, there's the disturbing rough sex scene featuring Jules (Hunter Schafer), a teenage trans girl who has just moved into town, and a middle-aged man she met on Grindr. Oh, and don't forget the unchecked, toxic masculinity of uber-jock Nate (Jacob Elordi); or the body obsession of his sometimes-girlfriend, Maddy (Alexa Demie). For me though, the ultimate trigger came via Barbie Ferreira's character Kat's experience, as she dealt with and internalized a vicious form of fatphobia.

Kat—almost alone amongst her friends—seems self-assured and dismissive of the idea that any high school drama should be taken too seriously. "You just need to catch a dick and forget about your troubles," Kat tells Maddy, following the latter's recent breakup with Nate. But internally, Kate craves male attention, and resents the fact that she's the only virgin she knows; she hints at this when she tells Maddy that she'd "settle for, like, four Corona Lights and some non-rapey affection," from a guy—any guy.

Kat's bravado leads her into a compromising situation at a high school party; she winds up in a room alone with three boys, where she talks a big game about how she's a "savage" who watches porn and has slept with more people than any of them can count. None of this is true, but Kat is determined to become "a woman of questionable morals."

The scene shows the fine line between being an empowered young woman deciding what to do with her body, on her terms, and being a teenager who thinks she's in control but doesn't fully understand the power dynamics at play. Because, yes, Kat is trying to make an intentional decision about her sexuality and how to use it, but she's doing so with a group of boys who don't value or respect her. This reality is made clear when one of them says to her, "You know what they say, right? Fat girls give the best head."

At those familiar words, I melted into my couch and said a silent prayer of gratitude that I wasn't watching Euphoria in the company of anyone else. Onscreen, Kat, too, shrinks ever so slightly into herself, all while trying to keep a poker face about the whole thing. We don't see exactly what happens in the room, but, later, she seems happy when she shares the news with her friends that she's lost her virginity; even though she then lays down, awake, scrolling through the guy's Instagram, seeming altogether less than happy.

Kat's isn't the most violent or necessarily the saddest story line in the episode. But it showed the ways that issues like consent, toxic masculinity, substance abuse, and body image—all of which are difficult to deal with no matter what your size—are further magnified when experienced through the additional trauma of fatphobia. This is something with which I've personally dealt, and so I felt my past experiences rise up inside me when I watched how Kat couldn't build her own sexual identity without being constantly aware of the ways her body exists outside the parameters of acceptable desirability.

My childhood and adolescence are defined by my experiences as a fat girl; it was a time that often felt like a hazy battlefield, when I could hardly navigate which feelings and thoughts were my own, and which ones were the result of outside forces. My body hardly ever felt like mine, and it took years to develop the autonomy that Kat is grasping at as a teenager. Kat, like so many other fat women, has a total lack of support from her peers when it comes to body image and acceptance, and there's a devastating absence of affirmation about her own worth and the importance of her pleasure. Because of fatphobia, Kat is going to be swimming against a strong, but invisible current as she navigates the already fraught social politics of high school. It's one thing to grasp this truth on an intellectual level, but letting those principles guide your decision-making is truly difficult—even for an adult, let alone for a teenager.

Euphoria airs Sunday nights at 10pm, on HBO.

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White-knuckle your way through wedding season with Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid

Maya Erskine might have first come to our attention in PEN15, the hilarious show she co-created and stars in with Anna Konkle, in which they play 13-year-olds in the year 2000, but in the just-released Plus One, Erskine is all grown up and engaging in a very familiar adult activity: white-knuckling her way through wedding season.

Written and directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer—who just so happen to be Erskine's former NYU classmates—Plus One stars Erskine and Jack Quaid as Alice and Ben, two longtime friends who decide to attend a summer of weddings together, and avoid any of the awkwardness that can come with finding the right plus-one. This is especially important for Alice, who is coming off a bad breakup. Of course, as the laws of rom-coms dictate, nothing stays totally platonic. Beyond that, though, Plus One doesn't fall into predictable rom-com tropes, and instead hilariously explores what it's like to spiral into a quarter-life crisis, all while dressed in optional black-tie. Which, we've all been there, right?

"We kind of use the script as its own therapy," Chan told me recently, when I spoke with him, Rhymer, Erskine, and Quaid, about the film. "We were watching friends who have been broken up for a long time get back together at weddings; we were watching people get really sad and get drunk and start crying... they were breeding grounds for lots of emotions coming to the surface."

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And those emotions have the perfect outlet at weddings in the form of toasts and other assorted speeches. Plus One makes good use of that platform by making the wedding speech the hilarious eye of the storm at each of its weddings. These toasts were delivered in the form of scene-stealing cameos—also friends from NYU, of course.

"Almost all of those speeches are based on a real speech Andrew and I have seen," Chan said. "We'd go to a wedding and [we'd think], Yep, that's going in there."

Rhymer adds that they used these speeches as metonyms for the weddings, which made sense time- and budget-wise: "Being an indie film, we obviously produced 12 weddings, but did so kind of cleverly, showing you the rooms or the side rooms where they're rehearsing. We weren't seeing 12 full-blown receptions in all their glory... that would have been, like, millions of dollars."

But perhaps what's most refreshing about Plus One is that it destroys the image of weddings—and, by extension, relationships, and women, in general—as having to be fantasies, as having to be perfect. Because nothing is perfect, and that's what makes life interesting. Erskine, for one, likes being able to show the weirder sides of life, whether as a 13-year-old girl washing a thong with hand soap or a millennial woman who doesn't know what comes next. "There's something really liberating and freeing to show and bear the ugliest parts of yourself—or what society may deem as the ugliest, weirdest parts of yourself—that no one wants to see," she said. "I'm also an over-sharer. So I am drawn to roles that expose more than is typical, and everyone is weird in one way or another."

"I think," Erskine laughed, "it's because I myself am a wacky trash goblin." As it turns out, that's exactly what rom-coms have been missing, until now.

Plus One is in select theaters and available to stream via Amazon now.

PLUS ONE Official Trailer www.youtube.com

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That's one way to solve a wardrobe malfunction

Cardi B twerked so hard during a performance that she ripped her outfit and had to rock a bathrobe for the majority of her set.

At Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennesee, as Cardi got a little too down and into it, a seam split on her bedazzled body-con jumpsuit only moments into her set. Not one to be set back by a wardrobe malfunction, Cardi B rocked a nude strapless bra with a bathrobe on top, making for a Serious Fashion Moment.

"This wasn't just part of the show," Twitter user Lena Blietz pointed out. "No one performs in a nude, strapless bra by choice." I have to agree there. A strapless bra is the bane of my existence on a slow day, I can't imagine what it's like to have to dance in one on stage.


Honestly, watching Cardi perform in this getup made me a stan for life. Despite it not being as flashy as her jumpsuit, Cardi made the bathrobe work, throwing the shoulders down for drama as she paced the stage during each song.

Bonnaroo attendees couldn't help but agree that a bathrobe and nothing else is a mood we all felt in the very, very hot and sweaty crowd. If she had one in my size to share, I would have gladly changed in a heartbeat.

But, despite loving this comfy solution to a big problem, I'd like to take a moment to appreciate the beauty that was the original jumpsuit. RIP.

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And launched an inclusive summer campaign showcasing 30 different models

Just in time for swim season, sustainable swimwear brand Summersalt launched an inclusive summer campaign, called Every Body is a Beach Body, and significantly expanded its size range.

The brand's sizes now go up to 24 and 2X—quite a jump from its previous availability, which went up to a size 14. Co-founders Reshma Chamberlin and Lori Coulter told NYLON that the size expansion was a must because "we know that there are countless women out there who are missing out on the joy of summer because they don't have the right suit." They noted that they have plans to expand the brand's sizing even more: "We're excited to continue to add more sizes and be even more inclusive."

For the summer campaign, each suit was fitted on 30 professional and non-professional models ranging in body type to ensure it would look great on as many bodies as possible. "We wanted the models for this campaign to be just as diverse and unique as our customers, and we're proud to show models of different sizes, races, gender identities, and physical abilities," said Chamberlin and Coulter. "We want our customers to see themselves in our models, and know that their body is a beach body, exactly as it is right now."

The new collection includes bright new colorways and styles to rock at the beach or the pool. There are bikinis, one-pieces, and even a swim tunic and leggings for modest fashion wearers.

Check out the campaign and some of the new styles, below, and shop the new collection now at Summersalt.

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt

Photo courtesy of Summersalt