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Culture

Why Does the Experience of White Women Represent the Experience of All Women?

By Samantha Gabriele On October 6, 2014

I watched a documentary Tuesday night on PBS. It was part of series called Makers: Women Who Make America that is highlighting women in different fields that are traditionally male-dominated. This particular… Read More

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Fashion

Notes from the Style Lab: The Intimidating Art of Buying Stuff, Part One

By Rose Wednesday On October 3, 2014

I love acquiring clothes. I say “acquiring” because to me there’s nothing better than the rare situation where you get clothes you don’t have to pay for; you raid your grandma’s trunk,… 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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Editorial

50 Ways To Be a Person

By Samantha Field On October 2, 2014

So Caitlin Leggett wrote a piece titled “50 Ways to be a Woman.” Here’s my reaction. Warning: there is a lot of swearing. 1. Practice whatever grooming habits that feel right to you… 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

You Can’t Do Good Service Work Until You Check Your Privilege

By Lindsey Dennis On September 30, 2014

A little over a month ago, I started my year of service. That is, I am spending the next year working for a non-profit making virtually no money. I’m doing this for… Read More

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Editorial

Sorry Not Sorry: Rape Culture SHOULD Make You Uncomfortable

By Roisin Kelly On September 30, 2014

Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! If you have a Facebook feed anything like mine, you can’t scroll two minutes without seeing an article… 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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Culture

Where Have All the Good TV Female Friendships Gone?

By Samantha Gabriele On September 27, 2014

It has recently come to my attention that we suffered a great loss in television last year. And no, I’m not talking about the end of Breaking Bad or True Blood. We… 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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Beauty

Notes From the Style Lab: Making the Cutest DIY Earrings

By Rose Wednesday On September 25, 2014

So many people struggle with clothes, and for good reason. Clothing design and manufacture is one of the most convoluted industries in the world. Clothes get designed, copied, recopied, modified, shipped overseas… Read More

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Editorial

When It Comes To Women’s Safety, the First Amendment Need Not Apply

By On September 25, 2014

I’ll admit it. Curiosity got the best of me, and just slightly before midnight I went to emmayouarenext.com to see if the countdown clock was still ticking. The whole nude celeb scandal… Read More