For the past year, we’ve been lamenting the lack of a meeting space for people like us: super rad, ***flawless, confused women navigating that murky middle area between adolescence and “real life.” We’re starting new jobs, signing solo apartment leases, investigating that fabled money myth (where does it come from? how do we get some?? where is it always GOING???), downloading ill-fated dating apps or planning weddings, trying to avoid cliches (seeing ourselves as “blossoming flowers” or “sudoku puzzles yet to be solved,” which is actually one Hannah just made up right now), and — the real kicker — facing societal and parental expectations we sometimes wish were alive. So we could KILL THEM.
As millennials with the constant impulse to share our every passing thought with the world via social media, the solution seemed pretty obvious to us: START A BLOG! So, on and off for the past year, we’ve been brainstorming the sort of platform we want to be, the content we want to produce, and the women whose stories we want to hear.
We want our blog to be an inclusive, intersectional meeting place made by and for self-identified women worldwide. We want to challenge all the daily bullshit dealt by movies and media and our pig-headed bosses. We want to celebrate our differences, catalogue our experiences, analyze pop songs, make dumb jokes.
More than anything, we want FULL-ON MONETS to capture every version of who we are by dealing in the things we care about, no matter how big or small, sincere or sarcastic. If that’s something that appeals to you and/or other women you know, hit us back within the next week and we’ll work on generating submission ideas together. Let’s test out that power-in-numbers thing, without ever losing our individual, sometimes contrary voices.
We hope you’ll enjoy what we have to say, and we hope you’ll chime in with your individual, original point of view. Happy reading!
Hannah and Lindsay