“My career is where it is because of the lessons I’ve learned. I failed English and that inspired me to become a writer. I failed a relationship and that inspired me to write about love, dating, timing and sex,” said author Jillian Conley as we sat at Rise Sushi, sipping on pinot grigio, shaking off the fall chill. And write about those things she did. In her latest book, Loving Mr. Wright, Conley wraps up the novella …
My fiancé and I always have fun. I mean, he is legitimately the funniest dude I have ever met. And as nervous as I was to get our engagement pictures taken (hello, cheesy Facebook albums that I would neverinamillionyears publish), we managed to have a seriously fun time. I credit Mr. Fiancé himself, but I also credit the one and only Tennile Sunday, our awesome photographer. There is nothing natural about posing for photos that are meant to convey love, humor, we’re-obsessed-with-each-other adoration, lust and cutesiness. But there is something wonderfully natural about having these photos forever and ever; a youthful couple in love, the excitement of upcoming nuptials in their … Read more
Coldplay’s “Fix You” blared from my headphones on my routine L ride home from work. The lyrics, “Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones,” suddenly rang true. As we crossed over the river, I burst into tears–the hard core, uncontrollable kind. I couldn’t stop. And the harder I tried, the harder I cried. Concerned passengers asked if I was okay, but they only made it worse. To escape the embarrassment, I prematurely dashed off the train and cabbed it home. I was six months pregnant, and my mom had died three months earlier. On my 21st birthday, Mom told me I saved her life. “You know, when you were … Read more
Dear Cheeky girlfriends: Being a woman is hard work. In this day and age, we want to do it all and we want to do it better than everyone else. We juggle enormous tasks, from running companies to changing diapers, and we still often struggle for equality that irrevocably belongs to us. If you are proud of being a woman, we have just the book for you. Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, by Chicago author Rebecca Sive, is the inspirational, insider’s guide for Cheeky readers who want to do the following: prevent sexual violence, get fair pay, make … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!