It Happened To Me
I was ready to just cry about it for a few hours and move on, but my family saw the discrimination my naive, young mind couldn’t yet detect.
Issues
I began the cycle again in September. I felt fat and ugly and then I wrote about feeling fat and ugly and then people on the Internet were like, it’s true, you are fat and ugly, so I decided to go on a diet. Then at the last minute, I opted out.
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We Were Paid For This
I've always scrimped when it came to my bedding because who cares, right? Oh how wrong I was.
Issues
Innocent people who mean well are dropping clothes, shoes, and purses off in donation bins without realizing that they're contributing to someone else's profits.
Beauty
We Were Paid For This
Snickers thinks I need 25% more "me time" and they're absolutely right.
Issues
Internalized misogyny is big in conservative church cultures.
Sex, Sex, Sex ... and Love
There’s a tendency to think of us as semi-mythical creatures who only come out at night and who don’t exist in the prosaic humdrum world of everyday life.
It Happened To Me
My coordinator would send me packages full of test tubes, I would have a nurse fill them with my blood, and then I would FedEx them to various places in the country. It was like a morbid and boring hobby.
Beauty
Family Drama
Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.
Family Drama
One of the great things about raising a child, for me, has been to watch my son become his own person and form relationships with other people -- friends, teachers, caregivers, and step-parents.
Fashion
It's so hot I can barely function but I still have to make a dollar, you know?
Fun
YUP. COFFEE WINE. IN A CAN. My gut reaction was a kind of upset gurgling sound, but my first verbal reaction was “WHY THOUGH.”
Issues
In my 20s, I had an abortion in a Massachusetts clinic before the protection law was in place. It was like going to the doctor in a war zone.
Relationships
These lazy weekend lie-ins will soon be a thing of the past, so enjoy them while you can.
Relationships
“I think it's over.” He didn't argue. And like that we were in some sort of Woody Allen movie about breaking up in couple's therapy.
Entertainment
There are moral and ethical implications to videos that use imagery of high status, and achievement, whether via consumption or heredity.
It Happened To Me
You feel responsible for the kid you see in front of you, the kid clearly suffering from a lifetime of abuse and neglect, this kid whose life might have maybe been different, if only. You play “if only” a lot.
Clothes
The best way to give your outfits some vintage flair is with accessories.
Issues
It's not that I don't love animals -- I do. I just think the resources spent on animals that will never be adopted could be better used elsewhere.
DIY
It Happened To Me
I wasn’t married, didn’t have money saved and I wasn’t even sure I had maternity coverage on my insurance policy.
It Happened To Me
Entertainment
Sex, Sex, Sex ... and Love
In another century there'd be a name for my mom, and that name would be "procurer."