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Real Talk

Why I’m Done Using My Boyfriend As An Excuse

By Rebecca Pitzer On November 12, 2014

Dating is really freaking scary. I’m constantly thankful that I have a healthy, thriving relationship during these strange times. On top of not having to deal with the world of dating and it’s… Read More

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Health

Stop The Glorification Of Busy

By The Belle Jar On November 6, 2014

Late last night I was cruising around on Pinterest because hey, I’m a boring 30-something mom and that’s what I do when I can’t sleep. Which, by the way, is every night,… Read More

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Featured

‘Queer’ is Not a Title You Earn – It’s Something You Are

By Sherrie Silman On October 24, 2014

This is an open letter to Megan Koester, who wrote this article in Vice. Dear Megan, I read your article this morning. If we were friends, it’d be time for a girl’s… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More

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Observations

Finding Our Way Back to What We Love

By Souyenne Dathorne On October 20, 2014

We all have our own passions. For me, the chance to solve one of the biggest puzzles, to figure out what drives people to commit heinous crimes has always excited me. Being… Read More

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Memoir

Why I Never Want to Be a Mom

By Rhiannon Payne On October 17, 2014

When I was growing up, my mother adamantly refused to let her children or anyone else call her “Mom”. As a child and teenager, I considered this to be a weird complex… Read More

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Featured

My Feminist Marriage Manifesto

By Jocelyn Smith On October 6, 2014

I’m getting married. To my high school sweetheart. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth a little bit. It’s like a bloody Disney movie. A 1950s schoolgirl’s dream/nightmare/inevitability. So, he was… Read More

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Culture

Jealous? Try Abusive: Nick Jonas’ New Song is a Train Wreck

By Becca Costello-Thomas On October 3, 2014

[ Trigger warning: this post contains mention and description of partner emotional abuse ] I experienced the Jonas Brothers in Jr. High and High School; I knew all the songs, I had… Read More

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Body Image

My Self-Worth is All Tangled Up With My Physical Strength

By Lindsey Hampton On October 1, 2014

Using a tactic I learned from an overachiever friend of mine, I volunteered recently at an event so that I could get in for free, and also avoid the vast bulk of socialization.… Read More

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Editorial

Finding and Reaffirming My Femme Identity

By Fontaine Gutierrez On September 29, 2014

The femme identity, especially as a PoC, is an identity that has evolved with me, as I think most identities do. High school in a tiny town meant that the three almost-out… Read More

Editorial

Finding Strength in Vulnerability

By Souyenne Dathorne On September 25, 2014

For many of us, letting our guard down and opening up to people can be extremely difficult. Vulnerability is something quite a few of us fear and avoid at all costs. Needing,… Read More

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Lifestyle

I Know Who I Am, and I Am Pansexual

By Maggie Slutzker On September 23, 2014

The other night I was out on a second date with the impossibly adorable Sam. Sam has big brown eyes and a talent for impersonations and witty comebacks. Since I can only… Read More