Our Team

Jessica & Olivia are sisters and the creators of this awesome website, but they don't work alone. They're amazing support staff and contributing writers help make them awesome on and off the internet.


Jessica Austen

I have always loved stories in any form. Growing up I wanted to be a soap opera writer because I thought it would be so much fun to tell stories with seemingly endless imagination. Although there are tropes (plot devices or themes that occurs frequently) in soap operas there are very few rules. This lack of storytelling rules is what I really loved. Since then the media with which stories are express has only grown. I am excited by this expansion and so I consume stories at an alarming rate. The only thing I love more than stories (and my family) is sharing stories with my friends. My friends have found that they can't have a conversation with me unless they have a place to write down all my recommendations. I decided it would be best for everyone if I kept track of these recommendations somewhere we could all refer back to them. So I'm keeping them in a bucket of awesome.

Some facts:

  • I lived in Queens & worked in Manhattan for 10 years (now I don’t)

  • I have my MBA from Syracuse

  • I got a BA in English Literature from UConn (and a minor in film studies)

  • I love naps

  • I binged watch TV before it was cool...like when you had to buy the DVD's from Borders or tape Full House marathons with a VCR

  • I have a husband, two younger sisters, and three sets of parents


Olivia O'Neil

I live in stories, I am the genius behind this bucket thing, and even though I'm petite I could totally kick your ass. 

Some facts:

  • I live in Connecticut

  • I work with a badass female film production company that just launched a streaming platform

  • I recently graduated from Emerson

  • I love naps too!

  • I binged watch TV before it was cool too because Jess is my older sister.

  • I have a cat named Bast who loves feathers, tiny waterfalls, and pretending he's a dog.

Alle Marin

Fabulous bio-sister to Jessica & Olivia, Alle is the artistic wizard behind this project. Before her the colors changed daily, before her the site looked like an unironic throwback to blogs from the 90's, before her there was no logo!

Charlotte & Frankie

This genius writing team is a woman and her cat. Although Frankie pretends to not watch, she's seen every episode of The Magicians.

Mystery Guest

There are just so many wonderful women in our life that we won't create bio's for them all. Sometimes these women don't want to commit to regularly contributing. So this is the bio for all the badass babes, mother-lovin' moms, and femme fatales who contribute to this bucket with blog posts, love, and support.