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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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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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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

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Health

How Feminism Saved My LIfe

By Anonymous On September 16, 2014

Content warning - graphic description of domestic abuse, discussion self-harm and mental illness. Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! I’ve suffered from depression and… Read More

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Memoir

My Body-Positive Selfie Was Co-Opted By Creepy Fetishists

By Alice Power On September 11, 2014

Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! Last winter, I was feeling glum. I had a bad run of luck in my personal life… Read More

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Editorial

We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

By Rachel Kinnard On August 26, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual harassment.  As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled,… Read More

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Memoir

How Compliments About My Weight Loss Made it Harder to Love Myself

By Ellie Sear On August 25, 2014

Trigger warning for reflection on negative body image. Since I was around 11 I’ve been on the bigger end of the spectrum. It’s been a struggle for as long as I can… Read More

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Memoir

Why I’m Happy/Not Happy That My BFF is Pregnant

By Alice Willow On August 18, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of abortion. About an hour ago, I found out that my best friend is pregnant. Not last week, not last night—this afternoon. 47 minutes ago, according to my… Read More

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Body Image

Learning Not to Hate Myself as a Fat Girl in the Real World

By Noor Al-Sibai On August 18, 2014

Until two weeks ago, I lived in a bubble. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, I moved to Asheville, a small San Francisco-esque city in the Blue Ridge Mountains, for college in… Read More

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Featured

How My First One Night Stand Helped Me Reclaim My Sexuality

By Elan Carson On August 13, 2014

I’m 24 and I’ve just experienced my first one night stand. The scenario is everything you’re already picturing: Drunk guy and drunk gal meet at a bar, they dance together while poorly… Read More

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College

I Went to School in the Rape Capital of America

By Jaycey Ells On August 6, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape, slut-shaming and victim blaming. The day Jordan Johnson was pronounced not guilty for the rape of a young Jane Doe was the day everything changed in… Read More