Siobhan Ball

Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and

pregnant woman in pink top holding her belly

Egg donor says Lane Fertility clinic hasn’t paid her and other donors while it continues to advertise on TikTok

She says she was promised $10,000.

On Jun 8, 2023 by Siobhan Ball

text messaging conversation 'Hey Matthew it's blank. I heard about the shooting at your school and I'm so sorry about that I'm sure it's scary and I hope you're doing okay. I was just wondering if you're ok to work if you wanted to take part of Alex's shift. She called off and her shift is from 11-4:30. Would you maybe want to work from 1-4:30? If nor that's okay. Not today.' (l) sad young man holding phone while sitting on couch (r)

‘Are you sure you don’t want to go work a minimum wage job after a life-threatening event?’: Manager asks teen worker to pick up shift after school shooting

'After the shooting at my school my boss told us that we couldn't call off or switch shifts.'

On Jun 1, 2023 by Siobhan Ball

water of the day

Hydration TikTok is delightfully weird—but some of the reactions to it are unhinged

'Just drink WATER.'

On Apr 18, 2023 by Siobhan Ball

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Redditor shares brilliant strategy of pretending not to know who Jesus is when dealing with a homophobe

The co-worker apparently told her in a bar that he didn't want her to mention she was gay at work.

On Apr 13, 2023 by Siobhan Ball

Amy Chai speaking in front of tan walls and décor

Anti-trans doctor running for Congress uses photo to criticize vaginoplasties—doesn’t realize it’s a butt from a gay porn

It's a glaring error.

On Apr 6, 2023 by Siobhan Ball

man holding edge of carpet on floor caption 'our airbnb for the week' (l) hand holding paper cube with Airbnb logo on it (c) carpet lifted to reveal secret room caption 'our airbnb for the week' (r)

‘Just leave it’s not worth it’: Guests discover creepy secret basement in Airbnb

'Barbarian type beat.'

On Dec 16, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Walmart customer picking up Walmart phone (l) Walmart with sign and parking lot (c) Walmart customer pressing buttons on Walmart phone (r)

‘Walmart, hire me’: Customer answers store’s phone when no employees are around

'Bro doesn't even having training and still managed to help them out.'

On Dec 14, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

TikTok with caption 'DO NOT EXECUTE Mohammad Ghobadlou Mohsen Rezazadeh Saman Seydi Mohammad Boroghani Saeed Shirazi Abolfazl Mehri Hossein Abbas Daris Manouchehr Mehman Navaz Soheil Khoshdel #stopexecutionsiniran' 'sharing their names and using the hashtag is really crucial for their survival' (l) Iran Parliament (c) woman speaking with caption 'this is insane. do you know how many protesters this will affect at the moment?' (r)

Iranians on TikTok are naming arrested protesters to try and stave off executions

More than 15,000 arrested protesters could face the death penalty.

On Nov 11, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Haunted dollhouse interior front entrance (l) Haunted dollhouse on table caption 'Here is what the dollhouse looks like *so far*. We're maybe 45% done.' (c) Haunted dollhouse interior living room (r)

Inside the haunted dollhouses of TikTok

One creator describes her hobby as a 'Covid project turned rabid.'

On Oct 31, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

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What is an almond mom? Inside the TikTok trend unpacking familial disordered eating

'You're not hungry, you're just bored.'

On Oct 19, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

worker asks if anyone else cries on mondays at their corporate job tiktok

‘Are we supposed to do this a few more decades?’: Worker cries on Monday mornings because she doesn’t see a way out of Corporate America

'And Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday, and Fridays.'

On Oct 17, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Justine Snacks shares new viral trend called butter boards tiktok

‘Who is eating that much butter?’: Butter board videos, where creators spread butter and other foods on boards, spark debate

'Sign of the end times.'

On Oct 11, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Linda Paulson outside hands pointing to herself (l) Linda Paulson outside dancing with caption 'Linda Paulson for Utah State' (c) Linda Paulson outside pointing finger towards camera (r)

‘So this isn’t an SNL skit’: People are mocking Linda Paulson’s cringy senate campaign rap video

Despite the confusion, this is not satire.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

people wait in line for glimpse of queen's casket

The queue to see the Queen’s body is its own meme

'Tell me this isn't the greatest bit of British performance art that has ever happened?'

On Sep 15, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Emergency Fuel Pump Shut-Off button at gas station (l) woman holding gas pump spewing everywhere at gas station (c) man hand inside where pump sits at gas station (r)

‘They need to teach this in school’: Gas station attendant responds to viral unstoppable pump TikTok by showing viewers what to do if it happens to them

Look for the big red emergency shut-off button.

On Sep 14, 2022 by Siobhan Ball