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Victoriahope McAuliffe

Freelance Writer, Pulse Magazine

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ACADEMIC PORTFOLIO & RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Struggle of the Professional Mom
08/30/2017
Strategies to Help Women Succeed in Business

Being a woman in a field dominated by men can be intimidating, Sheryl Sandberg outlines her biggest challenges as a female business woman within her book Lean In. In combination with extensive research, I have combined her experiences as a CEO, my own as a student and employee, in order to guide women and employers toward success and inclusion.

Victoriahopemcauliffe
07/25/2017
Communication and Women's Studies Portfolio

Bridesmaids to analyze the financial and psychological burden planning a wedding takes on women, and how society has come to normalize the extreme stress experienced during the wedding planning process by all women involved. First I will examine the relationship between current hegemonic social expectations and The White Wedding, particularly how these expectations impact women within American society.

Imaginary Romance
05/02/2017
Imaginary Romance: Bridesmaids and The White Wedding

Hegemony in Reality-Based TV Programming: The World According to A Wedding Story, "Mass media disseminate hegemonic values within a society through its tendency to "reproduce the ideological field of a society in such a way as to reproduces, also, its structure of domination""(Engstrom, 2003).

ARTS & CULTURE

Thepulsemag
Local actress hopes to incite a movement | The Pulse Magazine

Worcester native Maya Morales is a multi-faceted, artistic powerhouse whose acting repertoire includes television, film and stage. Morales began acting at age nine, but her desire to perform began as a toddler. "I remember being into artsy stuff because my parents had me start dancing at age two.

The Pulse Magazine
09/07/2017
StArt on the Street brings more than art | The Pulse Magazine

In 2002, stART on The Street was a small start-up looking to change the cultural landscape in Worcester. Its goal was to create a community platform for local artists that was also financially accessible. Fast-forward 15 years, and stART is now the cultural event of the year, acting as a staple for the Worcester community.

BEAUTY & STYLE

The Pulse Magazine
02/27/2018
Out with the cold, in with the new | The Pulse Magazine

Spring is exciting! But after a brutally cold winter, many have been left with problematic skin as a result of elemental exposure. Itchy and dry skin can leave you feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed. If post-winter skin woes have you crawling in your skin, give our list of spring must-haves a try to make your seasonal transition seamless.

The Pulse Magazine
11/02/2017
Designer Profile: Maccadu Clothing | The Pulse Magazine

At first glance, Vance Wentworth ‑ also known as Mac ‑ seems like your average 22-year-old from the city, sporting ripped jeans and a hoodie. The creator of the Maccadu brand is indeed approachable and humble. Wentworth first fell in love with fashion in high school, initially aiming to design sneakers.

The Pulse Magazine
10/02/2017
Be fierce + fabulous for Halloween | The Pulse Magazine

Do you long to look as powerful as Wonder Woman or as frightening as a werewolf? We have sought out the perfect products to create a fabulous Halloween look, from the perfect makeup to the best costume shop, this is your Halloween go-to reference guide.

The Pulse Magazine
09/07/2017
Your dorm outfitted | The Pulse Magazine

Going back to school for another year of college is exciting, exhausting and expensive. When you move in to your dorm room, you want to be organized and feel like you've created your own space. We've searched out fun products that will keep your assignments organized and your room tranquil.

The Pulse Magazine
07/31/2017
Beauty reboot | The Pulse Magazine

The summer is wonderful - beach trips, hikes into the mountains and cocktails by the pool. We hate to see it come to an end. But with all that fun in the sun, your body takes a beating. Lobster-red sunburns, sweat-clogged pores and parched hair leave your beauty routine exhausted and dried out.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

The Pulse Magazine
10/03/2017
Ecotarium's Great Pumpkin Nights | The Pulse Magazine

In former years, the EcoTarium has hosted a Pumpkin Festival, boasting carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating for children and the opportunity to explore the museum after hours. This year, however, the EcoTarium will be hosting Great Pumpkin Nights. And the focus, according to Kerry Castorano, the EcoTarium's director of institutional advancement, is on the wow factor.

The Pulse Magazine
09/07/2017
September is a great month for foodies | The Pulse Magazine

If you are a foodie living in Central Massachusetts, two festivals this month will help you kick off fall with a burst of flavor. The Chili and Chowder Festival and The Clustertruck Festival are coming to Worcester in September. The Chili and Chowder Festival is organized by Pulse, in collaboration with the City of Worcester.

EDITORIAL & COPY-EDITING WORK

Pulse Magazine
07/01/2017
Achieve your dream in five simple steps

Achieving your dreams can be an intimidating undertaking, especially when the starting point is unclear. Kathy Andersen understands how daunting it can be to take that first step. Kathy survived an abusive childhood, which left deep emotional wounds that continued to haunt her as an adult. Kathy realized she needed to make a positive change in her life, and journeyed across the world to discover how.

FEATURE STORIES

The Pulse Magazine
10/07/2017
Haunted Cemeteries in Central Mass | The Pulse Magazine

Massachusetts is ripe with history, and its cemeteries are no exception. There are stories of apparitions, inexplicable occurrences and violent murders. Central Massachusetts boasts a handful of cemeteries with tainted pasts. Whether they are haunted remains a mystery. What we do know is the stories are fascinating and need to be told.

The Pulse Magazine
07/31/2017
WooRides goes the extra mile to bring people together | The Pulse Magazine

On the fourth floor of the Printer's Building in Worcester, the WooRides team plans for the future of the budding business with excitement and joy. WooRides, the first pedicab service to grace the streets of Worcester, was started by the Soofi family - Imrana, Shahbaz and Ali - and has expanded to include friends Yaovi Tsomana, Josh Averett and Valentine Beluchukwu.

ADVOCACY & HEALTHCARE

Simply Well
03/09/2020
Speak for Yourself! Self-Advocacy in Health Care

The health care system can be overwhelming to navigate and often exhausting. The diagnosis process can be physically and emotionally stressful, while waiting for results can be frustrating and anxiety-provoking. You should be empowered by your hospital to advocate for yourself and family when discussing care plans.

The Worcester Journal
06/07/2016
The Road Back: A Story of Healing

When I was 17 I made the decision to go ahead with a surgery that would hopefully control what I had lived with since I was four years old. I suffered from intractable Epilepsy, and typically had 200 seizures a day.

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