Can you spare a square? Then come sit next to us In the Powder Room where we’ve been dishing up the hottest women’s humor, heart, and “Holy moly, did she just say that?” since 2009. Witty, irreverent, and smart, our articles will make you laugh, cry, think, and—above all—rejoice that you always have friends In the Powder Room.
But don’t just take our word for it. Read what other people are saying about In the Powder Room.
The People Behind the Curtain
Leslie Marinelli, CEO and Editor-in-Chief
Leslie Marinelli is an award-winning humorist, comedian, and mother of three in the Atlanta suburbs with a red belt in Taekwondo and a black belt in bathroom humor. Formerly a weekly columnist for In the Powder Room, she served for two years as our Editor-in-Chief before acquiring the company in March of 2014.
Editor and co-author of our best-selling humor anthology, “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth” as well as the creative force behind the riotous blog, The Bearded Iris: A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All, Leslie has been lauded as an Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Humorist of the Month, a BlogHer Humor Voice of the Year (2013 & 2012), a Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger, and a Pop Sugar Top 25 Funny Mom. She’s a contributing author to a number of humor anthologies, and she has recently performed her original comedy in three live shows: That’s What She Said in Champaign, Illinois (2015 and 2014), and Listen To Your Mother in Atlanta. For upcoming appearances, please visit LeslieMarinelli.com.
Sarah del Rio, Deputy Editor and Tomboy Princess
Sarah del Rio is a writer, editor, and humorist whose extensive qualifications range from “Whatever, I’ve read some books,” to “Something something Oxford comma,” to “DON’T TRY TO PLAY LIKE YOU KNOW ME.”
A corporate refugee and mother of one, Sarah has been featured on Scary Mommy, BLUNTMoms, and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. She has also been known to make frequent appearances In the Powder Room and on The Huffington Post’s Best Parenting Tweets of the Week List. Sarah has contributed to more than half a dozen anthologies, including I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, the latest installment in the national-bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone anthology series.
Her humor blog, est. 1975, brings snark, levity, and perspective to the ladies of Generation X. It was named 2014’s Funniest Blog in The Indie Chicks Badass Blog Awards.
Megan, The Hollywood Sigh In the Powder Room
Megan is a stay-at-home mom with one husband (so far), three kids, two dogs, two cats and a lifestyle that can be described as “painfully low-rent.” Take that Gwyneth Paltrow! She is the founder and HBIC of The Hollywood Sigh, a snarky celebrity gossip site that pulls no punches, censors no boobs and does the absolute most bringing shame to her family.
When she’s not playing an idiot with a keyboard on the Internet, Megan can be found making sweet, sweet mouth love to no less than four cups of coffee per day, wandering around her kitchen looking for snacks, and shuttling her kids around town while singing horribly off-key and car dancing at stop lights. Follow THS on Twitter @hollywoodsigh, Instagram @thehollywoodsigh, and Facebook; and send any love and/or hate mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
D.J. Paris, What Does HE Think In the Powder Room?
D.J. Paris is a humor blogger whose website ThoughtsFromParis confuses everyone because it’s not about France. Almost 150k people follow him on Twitter which he hopes impresses you. D.J. is also the keynote speaker at BlogU’s 2016 conference, so come out and listen to him wax poetic about his favorite subject – himself. He’s excited to have a regular monthly feature In the Powder Room because it’s about the only website he thinks is funny enough for his prose. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and on his humor blog, which is currently #4 on Google for “dick stories.” Seriously. Look it up.
In a past life, Diane was a high-powered City executive who spent her days shouting orders for multi-million pound deals. When she became a parent to three feral children, she traded life in the fast lane for life on the hamster wheel and subsequently spent her days shouting orders about tidying bedrooms and finding lost items of school uniform.
Her salvation came in the form of online writing, which allowed her to release her Inner Git without being arrested for civil disobedience on a daily basis. Her experiences led her to co-found the original Powder Room Graffiti site to amplify the voices of women in her peer group. The irony that her own voice needed no such amplification was not lost on anyone whose ear she happened to bend on the subject.
“Johno” Morisano has spent the last almost 25 years helping to build and run a wide variety of companies based in media, technology, and the arts. He is the Principal behind SLAAM Ventures and the Vice President on the Board of The National Arts Club. He was recently the force behind the preservation and opening of The Grey, a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia housed in an abandoned Greyhound Bus Terminal built in 1938. In the first few months of The Grey’s life it has been nominated for two James Beard Foundation awards, has received numerous architectural, preservation and design awards and was named by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the 5 Top Restaurants in America. Johno splits his time between New York City and Savannah with his wife and their very large dogs, Flounder and Otter. When not working, you will find him biking and running in order to offset his favorite indulgences: eating good food and drinking tasty wine.