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Gatekeeping in the LGBTQ Community

By Ari Levine. In many ways, the LGBTQ+ community is amazing. We are diverse, proud, and beautiful. But unfortunately, some parts of the community are excluded from spaces or conversations due to gatekeeping within the community. Sometimes it’s in little ways, sometimes in open ways. Today, let’s talk about all those ways and how we can support our fellow community members. Not “X” Enough One of the most common forms ...
Queer Life and Culture

Dating While Bisexual

By Ari Levine I came out to most of my friends at 23, and to my parents at 24, but I knew I wasn’t straight long before that. I didn’t stay in the closet for the reasons you usually hear, though. What kept me in the closet was biphobia. Dating a Bisexual Person and They Didn’t KnowI dated men exclusively from age 17 through 23 and not once did I tell them that I was bisexual, not even the guy I dated for nearly three years. ...

Wife Life | Bisexual Visibility Day

By Ari Levine Hey y’all! It’s Ari, back with another Wife Life takeover for Bisexual Visibility Day! I’ve talked before about identifying as bisexual/queer, and this day is really important to me. Why, you ask? I’m so glad.  For me, bisexual visibility is about combating stereotypes. For many years, I stayed in the closet despite crushes on different genders, and dated only men because it was easier. In that ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture, Style

Wife Life | Body Positivity and Mass Media

By Ari Levine I Feel Pretty (But Only After a Concussion) – Body Positivity isn’t a Joke Recently, trailers for a new Amy Schumer movie have taken over my social feeds. The movie — which I’m not linking because I don’t want to give them the views or traffic– focuses on Schumer’s character hitting her head in a SoulCycle class and suddenly seeing herself as beautiful and being confident in her body for the first time, ...

Queer Couple Makeup Challenge | My Wife Did My Makeup and It’s Hilarious

There’s nothing like a silly YouTube challenge to make you giggle and keep the chill off as we eagerly await Spring’s arrival. And, thus, Ari and I created the Queer Couple Makeup Challenge! I laid out all of my regular makeup products and turned her loose on my face. Enter hilarity. “The only one I know how to use is eyeliner.” Uh oh… Needless to say, this makeup challenge caused some amazing giggles along the ...

Wife Life | oVertone Haircare and Queer Identity

We’re back with another Wife Life, this time in video! We’ve had ovVrtone Haircare conditioner chilling in our bathroom for a while now waiting to be used, so with a day off, my wifey decided it would be a great opportunity to try it. Now she’s got some bomb ass hair to go along with her bomb ass personality. But I’m gonna let her take over from here. —– Wife Life | oVertone Haircare and Queer Identity You ...
Lifestyle, Style

Plus Size New Year’s Eve Look | Wife Life

Happy New Year! Almost. I’m back to talk about breaking those stupid “rules” us plus-size women have been held to for so many years. We’re beautiful and we know it (though sometimes it’s hard) and we’re gonna wear what we want! We’re told not to wear form-fitting clothes, but who cares if you can see my tummy in this, you can also see my waist and my boobs and that’s good enough for me. I like my body (most days) and I want to show it off! ...

A Very Dapper Thanksgiving | Wife Life

A little birdie told me that you guys want to see more Wife Life! (It was the Readership Survey.) So without further ado, I’ll hand you off to Ari to chat about Thanksgiving and tell you all about this adorable Dapper outfit. Hi Stile.Foto.Cibo readers! Glad you’re enjoying my snarky writing and queer af style! So I’m back with another Wife Life, this time talking about our family Thanksgiving traditions. Thanksgiving at ...

Wife Life | One Year of Marriage | “How We Met” Story

Wife Life, the Anniversary Edition! It’s your neighborhood queer wife back for another Wife Life takeover! In case you haven’t seen one of these before, I’m Ari, Dannie’s wife, and I like to do a little takeover occasionally to share styles I’m loving and share stories of our life together. The last one I did was way back in June when I reviewed some of our favorite restaurants in Seattle and my philosophy on ...
Style, Travel

Seattle Restaurants | Wife Life

When travel happens with your wife, she’s bound to want to share part of her trip as well! It’s been a while since I shared a Wife Life post. So here’s a bit from Ari about our adventure to Seattle. Seattle Restaurants Seattle has some of the best restaurants of any vacation city I’ve ever been to (Sorry Boston). Not only is the seafood fresh, the veggies farm-to-table, and the wine local, every single server was ...