Ossiana M. Tepfenhart
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a writer based out of NJ. You can message her via Twitter on @bluntandwitty or via Instagram on @ossiana.makes.content. She's always looking for freelance work and collabs!
My Friend Is Facing Over 20 Years In Jail. His Dating Choices Are To Blame.
I am not a stranger to having friends get locked up. It's become a general part of my life thanks to certain scenes I've been in. Normally, it's because one of my friends decided to do drugs, pee on a cop, or play in traffic. Sometimes, it's because of a bar fight or something similar.
Full Service Sex Workers Are Retiring In Spades. Here's Why.
As someone who has their ear to the ground in the shady world of in-person sex work, I hear a lot of things. Primarily, I hear a lot about the issues that sex workers face when they are meeting up with their clients and how things roll.
No, I'm Not Going To Keep Trying
As someone who's been through the wringer, I've ended up in a situation that's pretty rare. I'm in a situation where I'm so far from the norm that I don't fit in mainstream society. And for the record, it's not like I didn't try.
My Awkward Relationship With Barbie, Pink, And Being Genderless
Ever since I was a little girl, I was told that Barbie was the enemy. Barbie, to people I was around, was everything I should not be. Pink. Housewife. Stupid. And though they never said it out loud, there was a certain stigma that came with the flashy all-American femininity that Barbie signified.
What Happened To McDonald's PlayPlaces?
If you're an 80s baby like me, you remember the Golden Age of fast food pretty well. Or, like, the tail end of it, anyway. It was a glorious age where kids learned to have a Pavlovian reflex over the oily scent of deep fried fries, knowing that they would be able to sink their teeth into a sad little patty on a limp burger bun.
#BoycottVictoriasSecret: Victoria's Secret Alternatives
So, recently, I heard about a certain altercation that happened in my home state of New Jersey. Well, altercation isn't quite fair. A white woman by the name of Abigail Elphick hit a black woman then tried to fake a panic attack when the woman decided to record her violent outburst.
Why Is It So Hard To Adopt A Dog? I Don't Know, But I'm Done With Pets Because Of It.
I remember reading about all the horrible things that dog breeders and puppy mills do. Immediately, the banned of #adoptdontshop became ingrained in my mind. So, when I decided to adopt an ESA, I figured it would be the easiest thing in the world. After all, I'd be doing a good thing, right?
OnlyFans Alternatives That Will Still Allow Adult Content (Even If OF Won't!)
Hearing about OnlyFans turning into a mainstream thing with less adult content was a shocker. As someone who's worked in porn for several years, I always assumed that OnlyFans would always be a cornerstone in the industry.
It's Not Just You: Women Are Losing Interest In Men, Dating, And Marriage
Lately, I've been noticing a bunch of interesting trends in the online world. And in real life. As a geriatric Millennial, I grew up in a world where dating was just what you did. I was the type of person who genuinely needs to be married to be happy. Most people my age, especially female-presenting people, tend to have had the same vibe.
The Steak 48 Debacle: A Critic's Take
Hello! I'm not sure whether you know me by my reading, but I'm a food critic. As a food critic, I've gotten a lot of insight into the way the food world works. There are a lot of restaurants that tend to make people talk about them---and not in a good way.
How To Be A Full-Time Artist (And Afford Rent)
Ah, the life of an artist. It's the type of thing that people romanticize in song and story. As someone who makes a living writing and modeling, I get it. It's a pretty glamorous gig when compared to something along the lines of working in retail.