Author Archives: Kaley Ames

About Kaley Ames

Kaley Ames is a feminist stylist, PR consultant and podcaster living in downtown Toronto. She traded in a career in politics to help people express their personalities through fashion, beauty and storytelling. Kaley is a co-host of You Do You: A Dating Podcast and holds a masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University. She can often be seen at the movie theatre watching the latest blockbuster hit or watering her many houseplants.

Minor relationship betrayals can have major effects+ PODCAST!

Weird betrayals are the minor conflicts that can become major issues in relationships. Sarah and I recorded this episode before the COVID-19 lockdown began, but we must have felt something in the air. Partners are now either forced to spend…

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Spring Skin Recharge with Rodan+Fields

My skin and I are in a battle after every winter season. I love the cold and feeling cozy while I Netflix and literally chill. My skin, however, is dry and sad in central heating, the cold gusts of wind…

Love and Sex(ting) During Coronavirus+PODCAST

As we turn to quarantine, we are relying on digital communication more than ever. That includes online dating! As the (now common) adage goes, isolation doesn’t have to mean being alone. Everyone responds to stress in different ways. For some,…

Beauty doesn’t have to be wasteful: Sustainable Switches for 2020

We’ve all heard “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” but what about beauty products? Beauty is an $8.1 billion global industry and with it comes a lot of plastic and packaging. Shower products, soaps, skincare bottles, sheet masks, makeup…

String Theory: Are You A Stringer or a Stringee + PODCAST

Back burnering, stringing along or on the hook. No matter what you call it, ambiguous relationships are damaging and confusing for everyone involved. Burners, strings and hooks are dangerous physical objects and emotional tactics! You deserve kindness and clarity in…

Meeting IRL vs. Online Dating PLUS Podcast!

In 1994, the first online dating website launched, and ever since, people have been using the internet to date. While online dating poses some risks to safety and potential cat-fishing, it does have many advantages, namely that it’s efficient and…

Feminist Porn is the Future+Podcast!

As the old saying goes: everyone watches porn, but not all porn is made for everybody. Much of what we see online is geared towards the male audience and more importantly, the male gaze. So what is a gal to…

Reclaiming Valentine’s Day+Podcast!

Valentine’s Day can be fraught with emotion. On the one hand, it is a day to celebrate love both romantic and platonic. On the other (and much more real) hand, Valentines Day seems exclusive to heterosexual couples in romantic relationships….