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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...

After a car accident, a prominent Charlotte artist questions his place in the city

Note: Lead photo by Alex Tribble Photography. On November 2, the Saturday before my city voted down a sales-tax hike that would’ve benefited artists, and a...

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...

The 5 wedding trends Charlotte couples need to abandon

I cringe every time I think about how many weddings I’ve got coming up. It’s not that I don’t like weddings. I actually kind of enjoy getting dressed up,...

The 6 stages of Charlotte restaurant closing grief

Charlotte is feeling the restaurant churn lately. Hi Tide, Owen’s Bagels (plans new location), Siggy’s, The Liberty, Loft and Cellar, Duckworth’s...

7 pieces of wedding planning advice no one gave me that I wish they had

When you get engaged, people with various years of marital experience under their belts are quick to flood you with advice alongside their well wishes....

I’m tired of being judged for being flexitarian

I’m going on seven months of having a flexitarian diet, and I’ve never felt healthier or happier. A flexitarian is someone who primarily maintains a...

Living in a transplant city is hard because people keep leaving

It’s hard living in a city where people keep disappearing. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of alien abductions. It started at nine years old,...

Grade yourself: How Charlotte Millennial are you?

Just how big of a Charlotte millennial are you? Follow the instructions below and tally up your score. Instructions: Give yourself 1 point for each of the...

12 quick episode ideas if Seinfeld took place in Charlotte

“Seinfeld” is my favorite TV show of all time. The antics of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine not only revolutionized television, but it also...

7 things that extroverted introverts like myself wish you understood

Extroverted introverts are a frequently misunderstood and misidentified group. We’re chatty enough that we can pass for full-on extroverts when we want...