The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

WARNING: This episode discusses stalking and sexual harassment

In this second episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and photographer Liv Lyszyk review the 2010 Kristen Bell rom com, When In Rome, where Kristen Bell accidentally finds herself at the middle of a love spell where Dax Sheppard, Will Arnett, Danny DeVito, and Jon Heder become obsessed with her, and frankly, it's gross. A love story gets squeezed in there somewhere, and we try to remember we LOVE Kristen Bell all the way through.

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Not Everyone in the #MeToo Movement Can Publicly Share Their Stories

Not Everyone in the #MeToo Movement Can Publicly Share Their Stories

When accusations began to circulate during the last few weeks surrounding sexual harassment and assault in the wedding industry, we at Catalyst created a platform where individuals could anonymously submit their stories without fear of backlash. We don’t know the names of the parties involved, and we don’t need to. You don’t need to know a person’s identity to hear their story. And if you are someone who has been abused, you don’t need to see a person testify in a court of law to feel like you’re less alone.

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The Wedding Industry Has a Serious Sexual Assault Problem

The Wedding Industry Has a Serious Sexual Assault Problem

It’s not unusual that a man who has been told he’s untouchable, that he is a celebrity, and that he is at the top of his field, thinks he can have whatever he wants by whatever means he feels is necessary, but it is reprehensible, and it is time our industry stopped being quiet about it.

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Tulle & Fury // Being Sexually Harassed by Married Men at Weddings

Tulle & Fury // Being Sexually Harassed by Married Men at Weddings

To make it even worse, the large majority of men who’ve hit on me at weddings are married. Physical safety aside, there is an emotional cost to working so hard to plan a celebration of marriage and then witness someone else shit all over theirs. What is it about weddings that emboldens guests to act like they aren’t married? Is it the desire to feel in control? Or to assert power over a woman? Especially a woman of color?  Is it simply because they’re A-holes?

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