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Antoinette Weil

Writer

Boston, MA

Antoinette Weil

Travel, social issues, and getting through the day.

Travel Blog: AWheelintheSky.com
Contributing Writer for LiteraryTraveler.com

Open to freelance and collaborations.

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Relax, Energize and Inspire your Creative Side with a stay at San Miguel de Allende’s Casa Delphine

Somewhere in between three and four hours north of Mexico City’s traffic-filled roads and people-filled squares, sits San Miguel de Allende. Colonial architecture in warm hues and cobblestone streets that wind and slope into steep hills, creating surprise vistas around every corner. It is a welcome retreat from the bustle of the city, but San Miguel has become a destination for visitors separate and all its own.
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The Plunge

There I was, standing at the edge of a cliff, looking down at the deep blue of the Agean Sea and the jagged tips of the white rocks that would surely kill me along the way down. The bronzed stranger I’d come with was treading water below. He encouraged me, making hugging motions with his arms. He called to me to come down, told me I could do it (but that if I really thought I couldn’t, not to try).
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LGBTQ travel tips

Sitting at a rooftop bar in Cartagena, Colombia recently, my girlfriend and I were approached by two English-speaking strangers around our age. “Hey,” one started, “You two look like you might be queer and we were the only ones here so we thought we’d talk to you.”. Looking around, I noticed it was true.
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A flight attendant’s guide to having the best flight ever

Air travel can be stressful, especially if you don’t fly often. But when long lines, flight delays and overpriced extras threaten to suck the joy out of your airport experience, just take this frequent flier’s travel tips to heart. As a flight attendant, I’m always on the go, but there are some things the average flier may not be familiar with.
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Jason Collins, Joe Kennedy, Derrick Gordon Talk Advocacy, Athletics Before PFLAG Event

Jason Collins, the first openly gay National Basketball Association player, and Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III will be honored at Greater Boston PFLAG's (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) annual Pride and Passion benefit on May 11 for their work in LGBT causes. Also joining them will be Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay NCAA men's Division 1 basketball player.
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Mayhem in Munich

The force of the hangover I woke up with slapped me in the face. It was the fifth morning in Munich, which by my calculations is exactly two nights too many to be spent at Oktoberfest. I’d had to muster all my strength to rally that last night, vowing I’d never spend four nights at Oktoberfest again.
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Getting in on the Gay: Sports Marketing to LGBTs

While several well known companies have used out celebrities as spokespeople to represent their brand, it’s only recently that sports businesses have reached out to the LGBT community.
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A Tale of Two States: The Northeast’s Final Marriage Frontier

Only two states in the Northeast have yet to legalize same-sex marriage. New Jersey and Pennsylvania remain battlegrounds for the hot-button topic of same-sex marriage and have been receiving media attention for court cases and controversies.
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Western Mass. Lesbian Murder Trial Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

The first domestic violence-related homicide trial of a Western Massachusetts lesbian who killed her wife is piquing media interest, not just because it features a female murderer, but also because of the lack of knowledge of domestic violence among gays.
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Add A Little Gray To Your Rainbow with Boston’s LGBT Aging Project

With its focus on hard bodies and hot sex, the gay community can sweep LGBT seniors under the rug. Boston’s LGBT Aging Project helps seniors get the support and social outlet they need to remain a visible part of the community.
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‘American Sniper’ and the Problem of Adapting Memoir

As American Sniper settles into the throne of top-grossing war movie of all time, the controversy surrounding the film has yet to cease. Cries of “pro-war” and “anti-war” have been hurled across the aisle by viewers with very strong and very different opinions. This sharp divide in attitudes speaks to the strength of individual perceptions and just how much our own frameworks shape the messages and meanings we take away from stories.
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A Review of Best Picture Nominee, Amour

If the emotional response evoked by a film is any measure of greatness, then Amour wins. After seeing the film, I cried most of the car ride home from the theatre, and then once in the bathroom when I got home. My eyes are welling up right now thinking about it. I am so incredibly sad. I was thinking, with the title being Amour , that I might see more of a traditional love story, albeit a senior citizen love story.
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About

Antoinette Weil

I hail from Boston, but am currently living in Mexico City, Mexico, improving my Spanish, eating too many tacos, and keeping up with my blog, A Wheel in the Sky.

A full-time Flight Attendant, I am still finding time to crank out the words and turn them into sentences and eventually " a piece." Often travel writing is where I end up, but there are a lot of places these fingers can go. On the keyboard, of course.

I previously wrote for a national LGBT news and entertainment publication with a readership of 1.1 million, called EDGE Media Network.

And I am a sometimes contributing writer for Literary Traveler, a site for bibliophiles and travel fanatics, dedicated to exploring the literary imagination.

Outside of writing, I enjoy the beach, travel, politics, talk radio, good food, cold beer, and strong coffee.

I earned my BA from the University of Massachusetts concentrating in Legal Studies and Communications, if that matters at all.

Always open to collaborations or new freelance opportunities, so please, if the feeling strikes, reach out.

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www.awheelinthesky.com

Skills

  • News writing
  • Editing
  • Social Media
  • Event planning
  • Marketing
  • Wordpress
  • Some HTML
  • Photography