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The Real Women of HER

By Kacie |

Meet the coolest women on HER. Our HER Ambassadors are the real deal. These women hail from 6 of our major cities. They hang out with us when we’re in town and with each other when we’re not. They don our tees and tanks at parties and events. They start the right conversations with all the right girls (with a little help from HER swag, of course). But more importantly, they are some of the most wonderful, giving and active queer women we know.

 

HER is looking for new additions to the crew in some of our existing cities. That means you: Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, and San Francisco. Apply here if you’d like to surround yourself with beautiful, intelligent, hilarious women ALL THE TIME. These are lifelong friendships just waiting to happen, and I can vouch for the pure awesomeness of every Ambassador I meet. From HER city meet ups, to volunteer opportunities, VIP passes, and free swag, you’ll never be bored. Just ask these ladies.

 

 

Taylor Spotlight

 Say Hi to Taylor here!

 

Taylor Jade Smith
Age:
25
Sexual Identity:
Lesbian
Couple Status:
Single
HER City: 
New York, NY. (Queens)

When did you join HER? June 2014 on Pride.

Why did you create your profile? To meet people, read the blogs, and for dating.

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? I don’t have a specific type – she just needs to know how to have fun. She isn’t afraid to make a fool of herself sometimes – isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. And she can handle me! Haha.

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? Want to get burritos? Or if you ask me about my pets.

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for New York City? I love being a NYC ambassador because of the amazing connection to an app that I’m actually proud to use. I’ve met amazing people, and I plan to meet a whole lot more. Also, having a reason to start a conversation always helps!

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Flannel
Lipstick or chapstick? Chapstick
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Ellen Page or KStew? Ellen Page
The L Word or OITNB? The L Word

 

 

Brittany Spotlight

Say Hi to Britt here!

 

Brittany Manzoline
Age: 24
Sexual Identity: Lesbian
Couple Status: Single
HER City: Chicago, IL.

When did you join HER? I’ve been following the app for a bit, even back when it was Dattch because I didn’t like the way other apps were set up. I like that this is just for women and I’m so glad it is finally in Chi town.

Why did you create your profile? Definitely to meet new people, and who knows, maybe a date:)

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? I really like athletic girls and women who are motivated to be successful. I’m currently getting my doctorate and I want to date someone who is passionate about what they do and works hard. A good sense of humor is a must as well.

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? I like to laugh so something funny or even a cheesy pick up line would definitely catch my attention. Anyone who is just genuine and wants to have a conversation without being too forward is hard to ignore.

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for Chicago? I honestly just really love meeting new people, and any opportunity to do that is awesome. Especially in such a large city like Chicago.

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Flannel
Lipstick or chapstick? Chapstick
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Ellen Page or KStew? KStew
The L Word or OITNB? Both

 

 

Steph Spotlight

 Say Hi to Steph here!

 

Stephanie Papadakis
Age: 33
Sexual Identity: Queer
HER City: San Francisco, CA.
Couple Status: Taken

When did you join HER? I’m pretty sure I joined the second I heard about it, so definitely more than a year ago (when it was Dattch).

Why did you create your profile? Even though I was in a relationship at the time (still in the same relationship today), I couldn’t pass up the chance to see what a lesbian app was like (I can look, but I won’t touch), and the prospect of new friends intrigued me as well.

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? My type is all over the place… I’m a sucker for power femmes in power suits. Classic butches/studs make my knees weak. Curly-haired women in tight dresses are smoking hot. Androgynous folk confuse me – can’t tell if I want to fuck them or be them. But mostly, I like a woman with a big heart, bright smile, and brilliant mind who is sassy, athletic, outdoorsy, and food-friendly, and isn’t afraid to take risks, speak her mind or be emotionally sensitive (so, pretty much my partner).

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? Football (Soccer). I’m always looking to make friends who are truly into the game.

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for San Francisco? San Francisco is still a great city for queer folks (they didn’t all move across the bay, I promise). HER is doing amazing things for women here by creating a new community of women desperate for just that. I’ve made new LESBIAN friends through HER (which I haven’t made without the help of my lesbian-centric job in a long time). I love telling my single friends about HER and watching their eyes light up. And, in this digital age, we queer folks really need a good way to meet people that is more than just about hooking up.

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Both, Together?
Lipstick or chapstick? Chapstick
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Ellen Page or KStew? Ellen Page
The L Word or OITNB? The L Word

 

 

Izzy Spotlight

Say Hi to Izzy here!

 

Izzy Trimble
Age: 23
Sexual Identity: Gay
Couple Status: Single
HER City: London, UK

When did you join HER? I joined HER in Summer 2014!

Why did you create your profile? Classic case of curiosity. I didn’t know any gay girls and the thought of hitting the scene wasn’t particularly appealing. I guess I was working out my sexuality, and HER was a massive contributor to landing on a happy conclusion.

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? Someone who is confident in who they are, decent threads, and will book flights the day before for a last minute adventure.

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? Free food.

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for London? I love being part of an open community, and writing blog posts. It’s also slowly ridding me of my ‘baby gay’ status.

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Beanie
Lipstick or chapstick? Chapstick
Cats or dogs? The impossible question. I will NEVER be able to answer this.
Ellen Page or KStew? KStew
The L Word or OITNB? Orange Is the New Black

 

 

Berlyn Spotlight

Say Hi to Berlyn here!

 

Berlyn Gallardo
Age: 21
Sexual Identity: Lesbian
Couple Status: Single
HER City: Los Angeles, CA.

When did you join HER? I joined a few months ago after their relaunch in LA.

Why did you create your profile? Unfortunately, I was living the life of a Lesbian Wallflower and have found that the HER app is one of the easiest ways to overcome that and meet other lez gals with interests similar to mine. I also wanted the ‘411’ on all of the hottest lesbian events in my area.

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? For the sake of generality, Lipstick/femme lesbians are my type. A confident, fun, and driven woman always catches my attention.

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? Hmmm… Who killed Jenny Schecter (half-joking). Really though, the simple question: What’s your favorite book?

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for Los Angeles? Every time someone asks me this question I always answer it the same way. It’s exciting! I am impressed and inspired by the amount of lez gals that HER has connected. Every lesbian and queer gal knows how difficult it can be to meet others especially with obstacles like proximity and gaydar (we should really work on that lesbian nod) getting in the way. As a HER Ambassador for LA, I am excited and proud to further the goal of truly connecting our lesbian/queer community like never before.

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Neither
Lipstick or chapstick? Lipstick
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Ellen Page or KStew? KStew
The L Word or OITNB? The L Word

 

 

Caroline SpotlightSay Hi to Caroline here!

Caroline Young
Age: 29
Sexual Identity: Lesbian
Couple Status: Single
HER City: Boston, MA.

When did you join HER? Last summer at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in NYC.

Why did you create your profile? To find a gf!

What are you looking for in a woman [i.e. what’s your type]? I’m looking for a woman who is self-aware, social, into her career, and who actually wants a relationship. As far as my type? I’m mainly attracted to femme ladies.

What’s the one thing a girl on HER could message you that you would NOT ignore? If you challenge me or call me out on something, you’ve got my attention.

Why do you like being a HER Ambassador for Boston? I love supporting new apps that serve our community. Plus, Robyn and Kacie are awesome!

Lesbo-Speed-Round

Flannel or beanie? Flannel
Lipstick or chapstick? Depends on the day.
Cats or dogs? I can hardly take care of my plants at the moment.
Ellen Page or KStew? Ellen Page
The L Word or OITNB? The L Word

 

We’re also looking for women to join the Ambassador teams in (U.S. and UK cities) Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Dallas, D.C., Dublin, Glasgow, Houston, Leeds, Manchester, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Diego and Seattle. If you’re outside of these cities, no problem, just fill out the application and we’ll contact you at least one month before we come to your home town. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Kacie Finance is the former Editor-in-Chief of HER Blog. These days she is a part-time contributing author and a full-time lesbian.

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Taylor Jade | 3 years ago

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KarlitasWay | 3 years ago

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Raven | 3 years ago

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