Frida Oskarsdottir


Frida Oskarsdottir is a co-founder of High-Strung. Originally from Iceland, she has a BA in English and an MS in Environment and Natural Resources. She currently works at an educational technology publisher. Her writing has appeared in And North, A Women’s Thing, and xoJane.

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Summer (Movies) In the City Movies are like Netflix, but you pay more and have to leave your house!

Where Are We When We’re Online? As technology enters evermore spheres of our lives, we spend more and more time in virtual space.

15 Things That Might Just Happen When the L Train Shuts Down The L is the quickest way from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Here are some prophecies for what might happen on that first fateful day.

Thinking of Riding Really (Really) Far on Your Bike? Read this Zine! If you’ve ever thought of trading in stale AC and cramping legs for fresh air, maybe bike-touring is for you.

Travel Q+A: Myths and Realities from a Deaf Perspective: One globetrotter sets straight misconceptions about traveling while deaf.

Wait, was this supposed to be about 2017? Sh*t. I made a typo so this is about 2007.

High-Strung Matrix, Baby: Now that we’ve entered a brave new world – 2018 that is – we want to take a moment and look back on the first year of our bouncing badass baby.An All-Women Comedy Show That’s, Well, Just a Comedy Show: What’s considered funny has long been dictated by the white male perspective. This Brooklyn comedy show is doing its part to change that.The Internet Never Forgets: The Podcast:  In our first episode, three of us discuss, what else, deeply embarrassing stories from our past.There’s Dignity in this Undignified BehaviorOur Art Director was too busy to bring our shameful behavior to life, so we took it into our own hands.

Pools Are Weird: The history of these oversized baths in America is a history of socioeconomic divides, private and public spaces, and of course, bikinis.

May We Admire You: SugarTool: A chat with Kirthika Parmeswaran, the CEO of SugarTool, a neonatal health app.

High-Strung: The Crossword: A longtime crossword enthusiast makes her first puzzle.

Revisiting the Movie “Stepmom”: A play-by-play of the 1998 film, starring Julia Roberts post-“Pretty Woman” and Susan Sarandon pre-Bernie Sanders. Watch with us.

Solar and the City: A Day with Brooklyn SolarWorksAs the High-Strung ambassador for the Power chapter, Frida joined a group of New Yorkers for a rainy-day tour with Brooklyn SolarWorks, put on by New York Adventure Club.

How 3 of the Best New TV Shows Get F*cking RightHow “Insecure,” “Fleabag” and “Chewing Gum” get messy, dimpled, and quite often un-sexy sex right.

Our Hair, OurselvesFor some women, losing their hair can mean losing a piece of who they are. I talked to a friend about how that feels.

New Phone, Who Dis?: Snapshots of a life as told through clunky, beloved phones.

An Interview With the Woman Whose Protest Sign Led to the Resignation of a State Senator: Becky Haines shares her side to the story of how her retweeted photograph led to the resignation of Nebraska State Senator Bill Kintner.

7 Media-Inspired Suggestions for Not Losing Your Mind in 2017Advice from an amateur but avid media consumer struggling to balance staying informed with staying afloat.