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By Alexandra Glorioso

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Introducing Barred Owl Press

A media company dedicated to empowering patients

A Tallahassee, Florida-based health reporter and cancer survivor, Alexandra Glorioso created Barred Owl Press in 2020 to focus journalism on the patient.

We are the patient club, online.

As part of our business model, we give away original health reporting and essays, and sell products.


We sell clothes, not words

Fashion + free original health essays and journalism

Bottom, Leggings, Yoga, Cool Black: Bear

Bottom, Leggings, Yoga, Cool Black: Bear


These bear yoga pants and the bear leggings are staples in Alexandra's closet.

A blend of polyester (82%) and spandex (18%), made from microfiber yarn, they'll never lose their stretch. They have an elastic waistband that sits just above the belly button. They're thicker than the leggings and are made for doing the splits.

Alexandra pairs them with her life inside cropped tees; her butterflies, roses, and original Saturday tees; and her butterflies and roses tank tops. Feel free to mix and match!

There's a pocket in the back where she puts her phone when she walks her dog, Lily.

Check out her essay, "Saving Myself When No One Else is Around," on Life Inside. We took Kirsten Kramer's illustration from that essay and made it a textile for the bear collection.

See our entire Barred Owl Press + Kirsten Kramer summer 2022 collection. Shop all products.

Spread the word: let’s take our health care back

Wear our logo in white

Sweatshirt, Hoodie, Cropped: Original

Sweatshirt, Hoodie, Cropped: Original


You'll be cuter than Jenny Slate in The Sunlit Night in our cropped hoodie. With a trendy raw hem and matching drawstrings, it's bound to become a favorite.

This hoodie is made with 52 percent cotton and 48 percent polyester fleece. It has a dropped shoulder cut and features our logo printed on the front and our company name printed on the left sleeve.

Alexandra is 5’5” and 120 lbs, and wearing a small.

See our entire Barred Owl Press Collection. Shop all products.

Alexandra’s husband

L’s look 😍

Hat, Retro Trucker, White: Original

Hat, Retro Trucker, White: Original


This unisex, six-panel trucker cap features just our barred owl logo, embroidered in white on the front.

It‘s adjustable, 60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester and comes with a comfy mesh back. See the same cap embroidered in black and pink. See our unisex classic cap in blackoriginal white and pink.

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Rep the best team around:

empowered patients 😍

Top,  Tee, Men's Recycled: Life Inside

Top, Tee, Men's Recycled: Life Inside


Your eco tee. It's made from 100% recycled fabric that's never re-dyed, saving energy and water, while also reducing pollutants and carbon emissions.

This men's tee is 60 percent recycled cotton and 40 percent post-consumer recycled polyester. Our Life Inside logo is stitched in white over the left breast.

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