I want Create Cultivate to run on its own; I don’t even need to be there … We went to get a drink and I thought, “This is kinda amazing. He did the big leaf painting [at Create Cultivate]. One thing I like is that he gets excited about what I’m doing and gets it, but he’s not like, “I know this blogger.” He’s barely on Instagram. I really want to integrate some higher level panels like raising money if you’re past the step of launching your blog. It was the last thing we opened on the night of set up. I watched the documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” and it was such a game-changer.

I had a blog back in the day and it wasn’t going to run on its own. I tell everyone that story because I was single for two years. This is awesome.” Later we ended up hanging with my friends all night on our first date. He’s so not connected to that world, and I think that’s really nice for me because I can go home and we don’t ever talk about it. We have this awesome pink neon Create Cultivate sign. The main stage was going to have the neon sign instead of the white sign. I feel like it has to be a dirty martini if it’s with Joan.

"I think that we’ve been successful at getting people to understand the idea of Yes Means Yes.

"What I refer to as 'fauxpowerment' describes these sort of individualistic female sexual empowerment solutions, like buy this thing or take this pole-dancing class or read and you’ll feel sexually empowered.

A lot of the things we do under that rubric are fine, if people like them, there’s nothing wrong with them.

In the span of a few weeks, the tidal wave of sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct allegations has spread from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, taking over Facebook feeds with personal stories of #Me Too, and leading to a widespread cultural reckoning.

Not only is Congress considering a “Me Too” bill to overhaul anti-harassment policies, women are marching through the streets of Hollywood; we are even re-litigating the decades-old Clinton scandals.

That was a revolution on its own, but you argue it’s unfinished.

What was “Yes Means Yes” successful at doing and where do we need to go from here?

It had to have me in it, and I had to be the face of it. I was barely on Tinder, I would just do it for fun. On our first couple of dates we didn’t talk about work at all– which I thought was impossible. I was so excited for that picture moment with the sign with everyone, so I was super bummed about that.

I just thought that was really good advice [to create a brand bigger than yourself]. is a town of freelancers so I thought, “Let’s do a freelancers getaway.” And that’s how it started. It’s super close, so you’re not in the car for six hours. It’s a gorgeous vineyard, farm town; there’s a really famous spa there. Maybe talk to someone every now and then, but he was super persistent.

But they’re not really making us free because the things that are keeping us from not feeling free sexually are not individual, they’re systemic."As a millennial, one of the most heartbreaking examples of “fauxpowement” you call out in the book are The Spice Girls. "First, I just need to say I don’t want to make anyone feel bad about liking the Spice Girls. And to be clear, I took a lyric of theirs — 'what you really, really want' for the title of my second book.

A lot of the stuff that falls under this fauxpowerment umbrella is stuff we can enjoy, but we need to not mistake for power.

I’m gonna go boom or bust and just see if it takes off and if it doesn’t, whatever. When I’m asked, “What’s your advice for entrepreneurs?