DIY
Gardening really comes down to two things. Know your plants, and know where they’ll grow.
Healthy
If you were to saw off the top of my head, blow off the dust, sop up the blood and gore and somehow stop me from screaming, you’d find a young girl waving up at you with messy hair and chapped lips, just desperate to be liked.
Beauty
It Happened To Me
Issues
I told him no. I would not hide from my own body. I would not wear outfits to make my body more “tolerable.”
Issues
For me, anti-feminism was a phase in a process of political awakening.
Beauty
It pretty much boils down to using the right products for you hair, using good tools, and putting a little muscle into it.
Clothes
It's the one accessory I always have on me, not to mention the only one earning its keep. (Necklaces are so lazy, am I right?)
It Happened To Me
No one thought we should be together, but what else did I have going for me but him?
Issues
Clothes
Looking a hot mess sort of defeats the purpose of riding a bike when the whole purpose of riding a bike is to look cool.
Issues
This is definitely NOT how affordable housing incentives are supposed to work.
Family Drama
After two years of split-up parent bliss, they told me over ravioli that my dad was coming home. I bottled up whatever unsavory feelings I felt because I knew only a spoiled brat would be pissed that her parents were saving their marriage.
Stephie Grob Plante in

Jul 23, 2014 at 5:00pm | 36 comments

Issues
It seems when you’re in the midst of that “Everything is perfect, I’m perfect, you’re perfect” stage of a relationship, nobody poops.
Relationships
Because fat is viewed as inherently unworthy by a society that really needs to check its priorities, my dates and I have grown accustomed to evenings that involve being stared at on the train, in restaurants, and by neighbors.
It Happened To Me
I dimmed my screen and Googled “female happy ending massage, NYC.” To my surprise, a bunch of results came up, and the number one result was “The Doctor,” AKA Doctor M.
Clothes
Throwing on a pair of tights, leggings or skinny jeans under whatever is too short isn't the only way for tall girls to wear what they like.
Family Drama
We spend way too much time policing other parents and not enough time helping other parents and their kids.
Issues
Adding a member to your family –- yes, even a dog –- is a personal decision and it’s no one’s business why you make the choices you do.
It Happened To Me
Issues
Had I decided to write full time at 25, I might have been a wunderkind. Now I’m just a writer.
New Agey
It Happened To Me
"No ice cream tonight?" the shop clerk asks, pretty much ensuring you will never shop there again.
Relationships
During gym class, playing dodgeball, Jeb would aim for my face or my butt or my stomach -- I was a pretty easy target. I would have stood still if he’d asked me to.
Rebecca in

Jul 22, 2014 at 6:00pm | 59 comments

Fun
Fanfiction is delicate territory. At best, people ask why I’m not spending time on my own stories. At worst, they think I’m the sort of mouth-breathing nerd mocked on late night talk shows and "The Big Bang Theory."
Healthy
Including the real reasons hipsters drink out of Mason jars!