Mary Gross
My name is Mary Gross and I am a copywriter, a craps player and an excellent napper.

We asked for your dating app horror stories. Here are your 18 best (worst?) stories

When I first moved to Charlotte in 2013, I relied on dating apps to meet guys. I signed up for Match and went on a few dates. The most noteworthy evening was...

8 things no one tells you about pregnancy

Hey guys, I’m pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I have to say, I feel very unprepared. I heard about the fatigue, the increased appetite, and the big...

Where’s all the plus-size clothing in Charlotte?

A few weeks ago, Lizzo posted a video (NSFW) promoting some items that Beyoncé sent over from her new Ivy Park collection. The problem? Lizzo wasn’t wearing...

Meet the 8-year-old who has sold almost 4,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies

A few days ago I met the best saleswoman in Charlotte. Her name is Olive, and she’s 8 years old. With several weeks left in cookie season, Olive has...

Confessions of a Charlotte pet sitter

Note: Love confessions? Here’s the entire confessions series collection. If you’d like to participate, please email hi@charlotteagenda.com. We promise to...

I got a new hip and lost myself in the process

I’ve always been the athletic big girl. The big girl who could run half marathons and do crow pose and keep up with some of the “sports bras are a...

14 questions we need to stop asking Charlotte women

When I first developed the Charlotte Agenda Confessions series, I had so much fun asking strangers probing questions that I started to do it all the time. I...

The 8 best hot chocolates in Charlotte

We all have fun facts about ourselves. Mine is that I’ve never had a cup of coffee. So while everyone’s warming up over a hot cup of joe this winter, I...

The 11 best places in Charlotte to cry in public

When’s the last time you had a good cry? Mine was in the parking lot of urgent care when I got yelled at by a parking attendant for using the wrong lot. It...

8 fall fashion trends priced $39.99 to $3,640 — and where to find them now at Charlotte boutiques

We’re back at it again. And this time we get to put on chunky sweaters and elastic waist pants and other cozy things that can sometimes be slept in....

What it means when your date orders these 11 Charlotte dishes

We all overanalyze our dates. I once spent an hour on the phone with a friend trying to decipher a guy’s choice of Hickory Tavern. Was he thinking of just...

Confessions of a Charlotte therapist

Note: Love confessions? Here’s the entire confessions series collection. If you’d like to participate, please email hi@charlotteagenda.com. We promise to...