I have nine sons and seven daughters, and I do not intend to stop.
Oh, you know you have one. You use it at cocktail parties, I bet.

Jan 16, 2014 at 4:02pm | 625 comments

chris brown
Remember when I suddenly realized "Dirty Dancing" is actually a movie about an illegal abortion? That was kind of a shock.

Nov 12, 2012 at 2:00pm | 496 comments

I'm in a REALLY foul mood and need to focus on happy things, like shampoo that reminds me of being a kid.
Most of what I wanted was a reaction, because it indicated that I was the boss of SOMETHING. The bigger the reaction, the more fun the game was for me.
Men were always wrong. Men were aggressors; men were rapists; men were stupid; men were obsessed with their penises; men were responsible for forcing my mother into a heterosexual marriage and motherhood.
There’s gotta be at least one other person out there who found the evil Child Catcher character in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” super sexy, right? Right??
stuffed animals
The hardcore workout venue is now offering classes for children. Some experts say it helps fight obesity and promotes healthy habits, but others think it's ridiculous.
On television, in movies, in books and now with my dolls, black girls were always having to overcome crazy amounts of adversity with a quick wit and an even temper. These fictitious black girls seemed to be models of perfection without the requisite vulnerability to make them human.

Nov 18, 2013 at 12:00pm | 229 comments

ying ying shang
Growing up, my given name, YingYing, was distorted in more ways than you can possibly imagine -- sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.
The thing with animals is that they have terribly short lives. Ten years is nothing, an instant, a blur of walks and hugs and throwing massive sticks into lakes.

Jun 5, 2013 at 5:00pm | 163 comments

My sister and I did not talk for months. And then we did. What happened in between taught me how to deal with grief.
I understand what a man really means when he says, "Why do you put yourself out there?" He means, "I don't like it when you put yourself out there."

Oct 12, 2012 at 2:00pm | 128 comments

Meet Anne Shirley, the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Oct 20, 2013 at 12:00pm | 128 comments

She may condition little girls to question their measurements, but I was more concerned with not having nipple-less breasts like hers.
sesame street
I missed the diversity and acceptance of being surrounded by other cultures, so I was glad to be able to watch "Sesame Street" and feel that sense of belonging.
Wasn’t there a time, before all this technology overtook our lives that we just enjoyed reading books?
Seeing Miles Scott rule the city of San Francisco as "Batkid" didn't make me question my childhood Make-A-Wish choice one bit.