Lived Through This

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In the days since we started sheltering at home, you have likely experienced moments of boredom. Maybe you reached the end of the internet, watched everything on Netflix, or had your third dinner. You’re cooped inside at the mercy of an invisible villain. Quarantine can be unpleasant, frustrating, and frightening…

If my conscience hadn’t stopped me, I could’ve become another bitchy blonde right-wing pundit.

The first time I realized I was a brand was in 1998. It was after I filmed the MTV reality show, Road Rules (or as I like to call it, The Wheel World). MTV had partnered…

This is the true story…

It’s been 25 years since The Real World debuted on MTV and unwittingly launched an entire TV genre. Hundreds of young people have participated in the televised social experiment that claims to “find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.”…

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Soothing music, emotional rhetoric, redemptive narratives. These are the elements many seek in places of worship — separate from everyday life, where people gather with their community, transform their souls, and renew their minds. Recently, however, fewer Americans are participating in traditional religion, and many are using alternative means to…

Susie Meister

PhD in Religious Studies / Host of the @BrainCandyPod / Recovering Reality TV Personality / Instagram: susiemeister

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