BIO

Ellen Ricks is a freelance writer, blogger, and Hufflepuff living in Upstate New York. She has a BFA in Creative Writing which, despite popular belief, she has found useful. Ellen has been published in a variety of websites, journals, and writes her own fashion blog: Sarcasm in Heels. Her freelance work covers fashion, literature, mental health, pop culture, travel, and LGBTQ+ issues. When not writing, Ellen enjoys consuming pumpkin spice everything, frolicking in fancy dresses, and dismantling the patriarchy. 

Ellen Ricks's Articles

Sexuality is not validated by what clothes you wear. I know exactly who I am.

Stop Telling Me To "Dress Gay"

When did my sexuality come with a dress code, I don't have to dress gay!? Sexuality is not validated by what clothes you wear. I know exactly who I am.
Ellen Ricks    |   10.15.18 12am   |   SHARE
I became a bionic woman on August 24, 2009, the day after my fifteenth birthday.

Bionic Woman: Finding Body Positivity When You’re Made of Metal  

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes a sideways curvature of the spine and often occurs during childhood growth spurts. I am now a bionic woman!
Ellen Ricks    |   07.6.18 12am   |   SHARE
To this day, there are very few shows that actually use the word bisexual, even though they drop so many hints that a character is attrated to more than one gender.

How Fan-Fiction Played A Central Role In My Bisexual Awakening

If I want a story about bisexual characters living happy lives, I either have to write it myself, or read a fanfiction. It's the Burger King of media: you can have it your way.
Ellen Ricks    |   04.5.18 12am   |   SHARE