Jessa Chargois

Type “a” gal who gets a little too excited about men’s tailored clothing. Self-identifies as the long-lost daughter of bell hooks and Carrie Bradshaw. She is one dog walk away from rescuing her own mutt, but hey, that wouldn’t be the first time. Most likely at a comedy show or trivia night, wishing the venue had a wider selection of ciders on tap.
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Self and the City: Fireflies

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work in to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe that…

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Self and the City: Lonely-less

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work in to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe…

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Self and the City: Unapologetically Me

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work in to hannah@chillhouse.com I believe New York…

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Break the Stigma: Brands That Give Back

Think of five of your closest friends, family, and loved ones. The odds are, one out of those five will be affected by mental health and illness within their lifetimes. Unfortunately, all too many of us understand the ramifications of illness, whether that be in the form of a physical, mental or emotional attack on…

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Every Body Is Beautiful

Who do you see when I tell you, “Think of someone beautiful” ? Do you see your mother? Your best friend? A supermodel? A celebrity? An athlete? A porn star? A stranger? Do you see yourself? Chances are, some of you may envision an unattainable and unrealistic standard of beauty. Far too often, youth and…

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Perfectly Promiscuous: Destigmatizing Anal Play

After binging my way through Netflix, I recently found myself pursuing other streaming services for a new series. I landed on Girls on HBO, wanting to finally understand this character who uncommonly, shares my first name. Within the first two episodes, it becomes clear that Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, is painted as one of the…

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New York Grit: How Healthy Is It?

As one boards any given flight departing from John F. Kennedy airport, the slogan “New York: The city that never sleeps but always dreams” is plastered along the walls of the gates. On any given day, hundreds of thousands of passengers will board their flights leaving the Big Apple, and on any given day, this…

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An Intersectional Feminist’s Guide to More Inclusive Dressing

For the third year in a row, hundreds of thousands of protestors and activists will take to the streets. In a time where our government is failing us, divided by ideals and politics, the participants of the Women’s March must come together to unite as one, setting an example for those elected to power. Regardless…

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The Diary of a Hairy Girl: Why We Need to Redefine What It Means to Be Beautiful

Last month, my sweet and caring boyfriend decided it would be acceptable to attempt to pull a rogue hair out of my neck, and yes, I am still thinking about this. Listen, I am all about preaching intimacy and normalizing bodily functions within relationships, but this crossed the line. He meant it as an act…

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