No one ever talks about how you might feel sexy and beautiful after you have a baby.
The person taking the selfie is often a girl. And you know what? I like it when girls feel good about the way they look.
the frisky
It’s easy to think that every woman wants to be told she is beautiful, or was beautiful when she was young, before she was a 95-year-old matriarch.
the frisky
Instead of being fully happy, the way every new mother is supposed to, I was worried. I was worried that she would look like me.
first world problems
I've started seeing #firstworldproblems cropping up a lot more when women were talking about all those things that get labeled “women’s issues.”
Even as I worried that I wasn’t naturally beautiful enough to find someone great, everywhere I looked, there were real-life examples to the contrary. Lots of fabulously happy, well-matched couples in which neither person struck me as conventionally attractive.

Dec 24, 2012 at 11:30am | 45 comments

I don’t think people are thankful enough. And I don’t think women, especially are thankful enough for our bodies. So I’m going to take a moment here, before the mindless ecstasy of stuffing and gravy, to notice what I’m thankful for about my body.

Nov 22, 2012 at 9:00am | 52 comments

the frisky
I began to ask some existential questions like, “How do women wear these things and not fall down the subway steps and kill themselves?”

Nov 8, 2012 at 1:30pm | 62 comments

the frisky
I don’t know when I learned it, but somewhere along the way to 26, I had very deeply, very seriously internalized the idea that after I got prettier, things would be better.