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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Am I a TWIT?



Whether you think I’m a twit or not, apparently I and other single ladies are  T.W.I.T.’s (Teenage Women in their Thirties). Just like males with the Peter Pan Syndrome, we now have a new endearing term — TWIT — to add to the list with MILF, Cougar and Puma. Perhaps we’ve retained the selfishness of our teenage years where we want our life to be all about us, and our goals, but marriage and child raising arn’t for everyone. For centuries, a woman’s success has been judged by having the right marriage and a beautiful family, but perhaps that is finally changing. We’re having fun achieving our career goals, networking, playing kickball, going out with our girlfriends, hanging out with our gay BFF’s and making out with younger men. To each her own.

Take a look at Karl Johnson wrote a great article for We Love DC on the unique culture of Washington where we all prefer to be Single:

A culture of single-ism. That’s what we’ve developed. A culture where being single is the preferred lifestyle. A culture where working your ass off, obtaining as many college degrees as possible, constantly striving to get ahead and catching up at a daily happy hour all at the same time is much preferred to finding that one person to invest your time in for a happy life together. Our priorities are different in D.C. This is not small town America where finding a mate and settling down to start a family is your primary focus as you enter your late twenties. This is a town where being single at 30 means you are doing just fine. But why? I refuse to believe it’s because Washingtonians are selfish and only think of themselves. We have huge social networks and work for causes we truly believe in, often times dedicating our lives to helping others. So why, and how, have we developed a culture of single-ism?

Click here to read more! Feel free to comment and let me know what you think. Or send a message to me via my anonymous form.

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