rape
The best I could hope for was to be as truthful and accurate as possible, in order to do justice by the victims.
abortion
Abortion funds are nonprofit organizations that raise money specifically to help women and girls pay for their abortions.
hair
Yes, friends: I think you should let a non-professional cut and style your hair.
enneagram
I grew up in a house where horoscopes were banned, and nonfiction was the genre of choice. So personality tests, and all the crunchy-hippie-granola-hooey that goes with them? Not up my alley.
shoppables
Logically I know that pushing at a blackhead until it erupts is only going to make things worse. And yet!
in

Jan 18, 2013 at 2:00pm | 197 comments

beauty
Wintertime! In which I vacillate wildly between ridiculous sinus pressure and congestion, and dry, painful nostrils that require near constant itching that I bet is really endearing to my co-workers and handsome dudes on the Metro!
in

Jan 11, 2013 at 2:30pm | 91 comments

stds
By June, I thought my vagina was in the clear. It was time, I decided, to start dating.
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 2:00pm | 149 comments

irritable bowel syndrome
I don’t remember a time before my “nervous stomach.” I missed countless bus rides to first grade, spent half of my ice skating lessons on the toilet.
healthy
I don’t know about you, but I have kicks where I really, really want to exercise, and then periods where all I want to do is loaf with my cat. Except on Wednesdays, when I suit up and join the dozen or so moms and grandmoms at my gym for a little something I like to call aqua aerobics.
in

Dec 24, 2012 at 1:00pm | 31 comments

butts
More than half the American population will develop the “varicose veins of the anus and rectum” at some point in their lives. You, too, will one day likely be the bearer of an itchy, distended piece of flesh poking out of your butthole.
in

Dec 18, 2012 at 5:00pm | 92 comments