Who are we?

Claire Fallon and Emma Gray! We are writers and culture obsessives and generally neurotic 30-somethings. We also co-host the podcast “Love to See It with Emma and Claire” (formerly known as “Here To Make Friends”), a feminist podcast about reality dating shows, rom-coms, and what they say about us all. We also worked for a decade as enterprise reporters on HuffPost’s Culture desk.

Why should you sign up to get another email?

We love to consider America’s favorite reality dating franchise as both a guilty pleasure and a complex, layered text full of artifacts that capture our weird social norms. That’s what we want this newsletter to do with, well, everything. Rich Text is a space for the indulgent and the incisive, for witty and wistful explorations of the cultural, the personal, and the political.

We share hot and cold takes on pop culture, political calls to action, our thoughts on Bachelor Nation news, book recommendations and reviews, and other stuff we love to love (and love to hate). Paid subscribers get (mostly) weekly podcast episodes on everything from holiday rom coms to “Love Is Blind” to the trauma of low-rise jeans returning, as well as access to in-app subscriber chat threads!

Everyone who subscribes gets our weekly cultural (and shopping!) recommendations. Come for the TV tea, stay for the skin care and loungewear recs.

Join us on this ~journey~. We’re already falling for you.


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Emma Gray 

Writer and podcaster. Read and listen to me @ Rich Text with Claire Fallon, and on our other podcast Love To See It.

Claire Fallon 

writer at Rich Text. podcaster at Love to See It with Emma and Claire.