GRLSQUASH: A Week in Internet

Happy Autumn, folks! My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m the new Communications Assistant for GRLSQUASH! I’m sure we’ll all eventually be great friends, but in the meantime, I’m new and this is my first post, so be nice to me! I am, afterall, delivering you dear readers some top shelf content for your lazy Sunday or Monday commute. 

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! (I personally prefer the term Latinx, but that’s neither here nor there right now.) Buzzfeed has some deep insight about your hidden truths according to the dream Quinceañera you can plan for yourself. 

My coworker Emma sent me this Instagram account, Bodega Cats. It’s exactly what it says in the title. 

Popup Grocer! They’re a popup grocery store that features exciting new food brands in their traveling stores. And bonus — they recently collaborated with us here at GRLSQUASH in their latest store by stocking our latest issue. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in NYC.

The Emmy’s happened earlier this week, and if you haven’t seen Fleabag yet, please imagine that I am placing both of my hands on your shoulders and looking you very seriously in the eye while I implore you to watch this show. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an incredible writer and actress, and she has the Emmys to prove it. Pictured in that hyperlink is PWB celebrating with her new children, which has coincidentally become my new phone background.

Speaking of the Emmy’s, Bill Hader also cleaned up. But more importantly, I saw him in It: Chapter Two this weekend, and it was truly one of the funniest experiences I’ve ever had in my life. If you were as scarred by Pennywise the Clown as I was in the 90s, this movie is the perfect medicine for it. (Side note: does anyone remember when the first movie came out and all of those random clowns were just coming out of the woods randomly and showing up everywhere? Did we ever figure that out or did we all just agree to collectively repress it?)

Nothing makes me feel older than listening to people argue about what a VSCO girl is, which is apparently just the newest way to criticize teenage girls for...being girls. Into the Gloss has a really great article on the values and economic influence of trendy teenage girls and how they’re valuing sustainability. It’s very cool. 

This is, potentially, the greatest Instagram I have ever discovered by accident. This culinary icon creates the most aesthetically beautiful cheese and charcuterie boards I have ever seen in my life. Please scroll through them and then immediately report to my dining room next Sunday for a spread that isn’t even half as pretty with cheap wine while we rewatch old episodes of Big Little Lies (but only season one because I’m not emotionally available to discuss season two).

I truly saved the best for last. This is a video of the characters from Disney’s The Aristocats singing along to Truth Hurts by Lizzo in perfect synchronization. It’s one of the best things I have ever seen in my life and worth every second of its playtime. 

That’s it for this week! I know this is a whole lot of content, but to be fair, I’m new and wanted to impress you all. If the Lizzo video didn’t do it, I fear that I may never be enough for you. Either way, you’re all stuck with me and can look forward to this kind of fun nonsense every Sunday! See you in a week, y’all. 



Kaitlyn Solares