It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to pause and appreciate girls dressed up as witches or vampires. Who’s your favorite witch/vampire?
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – “The First Secret” – It’s the Halloween before Alison disappeared and where all of the secrets and lies began for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer in “The First Secret,” a special Halloween-themed episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” airing Wednesday, October 19th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/RICHARD FOREMAN)LUCY HALE
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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008.
Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish.
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