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Huntington’s: Losing Your Mind and Body, But Not Your Soul

By Sarah Alexis Beatty On July 16, 2015

Huntington’s Disease, or HD, is something that you may have only heard briefly discussed in paragraph 5 page 196 of your grade 11 biology text book, or you’ve seen it outlined in the show… Read More


Being Insecure Does Not Mean I Am Weak

By Sarah Alexis Beatty On July 6, 2015

It’s apparent to me in my daily life with people who are close to me or strangers that I can be seen as quiet and shy which can often be misinterpreted as dumb,… Read More

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Playboy Bunny Holly Madison Wanted to Kill Herself

By Chanel Marie On July 2, 2015

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects 1 in 4 women, including Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Despite admitting that “…[d]rowning myself seemed like a logical way to escape the ridiculous life… Read More


Bye-Sexual: Pray the Gay Away

By Kasey Robinson On June 26, 2015

Like the majority of the people in my hometown, I was raised Catholic, specifically Roman Catholic. Surprising, I know. I attended church services until I was about 17, formally leaving when I… Read More


The Misogyny of Being “The Other Woman”

By Chanel Marie On June 25, 2015

“The other woman”, known by other aliases such as “bitch”, “homewrecker”,”slut”, and countless others. There are very few people who aspire to achieve the title of “the other woman”, and why would… Read More


Sometimes I’m a Bad Feminist, and That’s Okay

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

TW: Sexual Abuse, Coarse Language, and Porn I’d like to identify as someone who is well-informed about the feminist movement. It disgusts me that people think feminism is unnecessary and it breaks my… Read More


Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… Read More

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On Narrative Control: Looking Back on Alt Lit Misogyny

By D. Dragonetti On March 3, 2015

TW: violent imagery In their inaugural issue, Lockjaw magazine published a poem called “A Mother’s Advice,” written by a white man named J. Bradley. Despite the fact that it is only four… Read More


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


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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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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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