About Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin-Patton is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane.

Articles by Jonna Ivin


Meghan Markle Handles Fan’s Awkward Rejection Of Her Fashion Advice Like A Pro ????

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, already has a packed schedule, and we are only two weeks into the new year. Her Royal Highness has become the patron of four charities, the animal organization Mayhew, and Smart Works, an organization that helps women prepare for the workforce. The busy royal, who is expecting her first child with husband His Royal … Continued


John Krasinski Was The Meryl Streep Of This Year’s Golden Globes After Accidentally Recreating Her Meme ❤️

Just when you thought the Golden Globes couldn’t get any more precious with Sandra Oh,  winner of  Best Actress in a TV Drama Series, telling her parents she loved them, along comes the cutest couple ever, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. While Blunt took the stage with Mary Poppins Returns co-star Dick Van Dyke, her husband, Krasinski, cheered … Continued


Beyoncé Was Spotted At Target—And She’s Truly One Of Us, You Guys ????

Twitter is in a Target tizzy after a fan posted a picture of mega-star Beyoncé strolling the aisles like a normal, non-celebrity person. In the shot, the Lemonade singer is wearing a jumpsuit and sunglasses, looking more glamorous than we ever have while browsing the aisles of Targét. This isn’t the first time Queen Bey has been spotted … Continued


Gwyneth Paltrow’s Theory About Why Brad Pitt Always Looks Like His Girlfriends Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense ????

By now everyone has heard about actor Brad Pitt‘s penchant for twinning with his significant others, right? Ever since photographer  Sarah McGonagall dove down the rabbit hole seeking out every picture of Pitt with his past partners, the world has been obsessed with discovering why The Sexiest Man Alive (twice) would want to morph into someone else. … Continued


Chris Evans Straight-Up Despises ‘Smart’ Technology—And He Just Let Everyone Know It In A Scathing Tweet ????

Captain America is done with techy-tech gadgets that leave him feeling frustrated. More specifically, the actor who portrays Captain America, Chris Evans, blew a bit of a gasket over tech-related appliances and home features. Evans took to Twitter to vent his frustration, saying: “Dear All Technology, Remember the 90’s when you just WORKED??? I don’t … Continued


Macaulay Culkin Spent The Golden Globes Expertly Trolling His Own Brother ????

What’s the point in having a little brother if you can’t troll him on a worldwide stage? That seems to be the thinking of actor/artist/musician Macaulay Culkin, who took to Twitter to give his brother Kieran Culkin some sibling love in the best brotherly way: trolling him relentlessly. The younger Culkin was nominated for a Golden Globe … Continued


Andy Samberg And Sandra Oh Totally Roasted Lady Gaga’s ‘100 People’ Line—But Gaga Didn’t Back Down ????

While promoting the new film A Star Is Born with co-star Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga fell into a pattern of telling an anecdote about the power of having someone believe in you. In case you missed it, it went a little something like this: “There can be 100 people in a room and 99 of those people don’t believe in you, but … Continued


House Has An Innovative ‘Bee Brick’ Built Into It—And We Need More Of This, Please ????

It is not unusual for homeowners to suddenly find themselves surprised by an onslaught of honey bees in their walls. Usually, a beekeeper is called out to remove the bees and relocate them. But most of us haven’t heard of someone wanting to attract bees to the walls of their house — at least until now. Twitter … Continued

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Tucker Carlson’s Latest Rant About The Dangers Of Women Making More Money Than Men Has The Internet Rolling Its Eyes ????

Three days into 2019, Fox host Tucker Carlson is already up to his same old shenanigans. This time the alt-right television personality is taking on working women in a rant that stretches alternative facts and pushes “truth isn’t truth” to new lows. In a clip that is now going viral on Twitter, Carlson takes to the … Continued


Woman’s Attempt To Coax Her New Puppy Out Of Some Mud Takes A Hilarious Turn—And We’re LOLing Hard ????

Who doesn’t love a roly-poly, cute-as-can-be puppy? Even when they are being naughty, like Rose the bulldog, they are adorable, right? Or maybe not, as one woman was about to find out. Twitter user Sash shared a video of her aunt gleefully laughing as she filmed her new puppy Rose playing in the mud. She prompts Rose … Continued

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Nurse Missed Out On Hospital Employee’s Cake At Potluck—So She Filed A Safety Report About ‘Cake Dispersement’ ????

Sometimes in life, you don’t get to have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes you don’t get any cake at all. Sometimes you just need to suck it up and realize cake is just cake. That is not what happened with one hospital employee. Reddit user nthing2seehere had a bizarre event occur after they brought a … Continued


This Video Of A 1-Day-Old Penguin Is The Perfect Way To Start 2019 ❤️

In addition to a recent milestone reached by Fiona the Hippo and the birth of a baby tamandua on December 20, 2018, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden have something else to celebrate. On December 27th, they welcomed a new member to the animal family. A baby penguin was born, and it is the perfect way to bring in a … Continued