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Elisabeth Ovesen
3x New York Times bestselling author, copywriter, and columnist. lilibetovesen.com

Dear Level

Respect the boundaries of your relationship—monogamous or otherwise—for a drama-free love life

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Lemonade turns five today. This article went viral shortly after the album and film’s debut.

Elisabeth at the Bel Air Hotel in Bel Air, California, in 2014 for the cover shoot of her 5th book, Vindicated.


LIFE & DEATH

Some people were monuments. They were institutions. Eras. And losing X is losing the only other person who remembers what I remember about us.

With DMX on the set of Aaliyah’s posthumous ‘I Miss You’ video shoot, 2002.


MOVING FORWARD

If you’re an anxious person, either before or since the pandemic, this may help you move forward.

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SEXY TIME

Plus, two other sex toy doppelgangers you can never unsee.

Photo: The Bess clitoral vibrator by Zalo


Dear Level

In the words of Ginuwine: ‘Ain’t none of your friends’ business’

Photo Illustration of phone with angry emoji and heart texts. Boxing gloves in the background.
Photo Illustration of phone with angry emoji and heart texts. Boxing gloves in the background.
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This Is Us

I don’t forgive her — but I learned to set my own boundaries and live my life

Photo: (L) My mother and me circa 1984, (R) Mara Hobel and Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, 1981


PERSONAL CHANGE & GROWTH

Take baby-steps toward an improved version of yourself and don’t be disappointed when you backstep. It’s to be expected.

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Sometimes, for fathers who abandon their children, there’s no coming back

Photo: Adam Hester


WRITING & RELATIONSHIPS

Inside the mind of a writer can be as messy as you have both hoped and feared.

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