Maura Johnston has written for Rolling Stone and Spin, taught at NYU, lived in Philadelphia and New York, and existed online since 1989.
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What I Do, Job-wise: Writer, editor, adjunct, crank.
What I Do, Fun-wise: Really into writing sestinas lately.
My Motto: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." - K. Clarkson
My Anti-Motto: "You should read one of those For Dummies books."
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: R2-D2.
My “celebs to make out with” list: If I tell you, it'll destroy my secret plan!
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: "That's Alright," Kindness.
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story, D.T. Max.
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: A Clandestine Ladybug hoodie.
Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything vaguely resembling this hair paste that I was given by a very friendly stylist in 2001 and never saw again. Come back, sweet tub of plasticity!
I smell like: Baby powder and Beyoncé's Pulse.
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Saving myself until I record my first dancepop single.
I Spent Thanksgiving Watching the "Boyfriend Maker" App on My iPhone Turn Into A Creepy Dude 33
For Those of You Thinking, “Well, Maybe Hobby Lobby Has a Point About Religious ‘Freedom’ and Healthcare…”
Dear Women Who Are Using a Couple Shot as Your Facebook Profile Photo, I Get It: You Win
I Was Fat-Shamed At The Salon -- Here's What To Do If It Happens To You
My University Forced My Family To Change Seats During My Graduation Ceremony To Accommodate Emma Watson
My Neighbor Got Angry At Me Because His Kid Overheard Me Having Sex
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Worked In Child Protective Services
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Am Against No-Kill Animal Shelters
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