pregnancy
student loans
Unless you needed some highly specialized major, you probably could have gotten your degree at a more affordable university closer to home. You might have even been able to live with your parents, like I did.
death
Thank you for letting me know you.
in

Jul 30, 2014 at 9:00am | 27 comments

homosexuality
I am an alumni of Gordon College who wants to speak out on this issue without outing my old roommate — which would happen if I posted under my own name.
sexual assault
If, as my college president stated in his letter, we have no tolerance for sexual misconduct, why did nothing happen to the perpetrators?
celebrity
This was, as of yet, the biggest day of my life, and Brown’s administration made me feel small. It made my family feel small.
fucking up on social media
The United States is falling apart at the seams and its persistent class problems are a significant social issue, not something to be memeified and jokingly posted on the FAFSA Twitter account.
sex tape
Sex in 1993 was different than it is today, but that doesn't mean I didn't feel the weight of slut-shaming for a video I had no idea I was even part of.
20s
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
porn
sexual assault
I am so proud to be a part of a campus community that's so tough on sexual assault and supportive of survivors.
in

May 2, 2014 at 12:00pm | 62 comments

dumpsters
My daughter's friends don't believe her when she tells them, "Daddy lives in a dumpster."
education
My degree left me with emotional damage and an unflattering case of cynicism about the American education system -- and other awkward observations from four years in Boston.
rape
Pensacola Christian College markets itself as “one of the friendliest college campuses in America." In reality, it is one of the most dangerous places for abuse victims.
marriage
I understand that I made a big sacrifice when I married Ryan. He understands that, too.
teen pregnancy
I would defy the stereotypes; I would be more than an unplanned pregnancy.
crochet
Keeping my hands occupied improves my focus greatly; with a simple enough project, I can watch movies with my full attention, never looking down at the needles.
in

Mar 22, 2014 at 9:00am | 90 comments

porn
sex work
college
When we view college as the only route out of poverty and as the only way of overcoming racial, class, and gender barriers, we are making it harder for everyone to find the path to success that will most work for them.
in

Feb 12, 2014 at 12:00pm | 374 comments

sex writing
sex work
I did a lot of shopping, bought a lot of drugs. I made more money than I’d ever made -- or even seen -- in my entire life, and all of it cash.