porn
rape
It was suggested to me that I didn't have to wait for others to agree with me that what had happened to me was wrong -- that I could do something about it myself, if I really wanted.
in

Apr 25, 2013 at 12:00pm | 1201 comments

stalking
I'm 18. It's not cool for a 27-year-old who you've gone on two dates with to suddenly show up on your college campus demanding to speak and sending pictures of how close he is to you physically.
in

Mar 15, 2013 at 12:00pm | 1034 comments

sex work
porn
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.
dumpsters
My daughter's friends don't believe her when she tells them, "Daddy lives in a dumpster."
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.
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.
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 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.
careers
“Why didn’t you major in a STEM field instead of getting a useless degree in Communications? I majored in Electrical Engineering, and I’ve never had any trouble finding work!”
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.
college
How to create a professional work wardrobe out of the awful clothes you bought while you were in college -- or unemployed on your parents’ sofa.
entertainment
Do you ever look back at your college years and wish you could just give yourself one piece of advice?
stalker
“I recognize your flip-flops,” she continued, unabashed. “I know it’s you.”
in

Sep 26, 2013 at 11:00am | 264 comments

college
For the first time, people seem to be really listening to the horrible truth about rape and the American school system, so maybe it’s time for the world to hear a truth that’s been weighing on me for quite some time.
in

Mar 22, 2013 at 6:00pm | 256 comments

sex writing
college
At the end of my first semester, when a consistently absent male student who hadn’t done a lick of work over the last fifteen weeks marched into my chair’s office with his parents to complain about his bad grade, I took it personally. Like, I cried.
race
A young woman gets rejected from a public university, and claims racism is the culprit. She's white. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
in

Oct 23, 2012 at 2:00pm | 198 comments

teen pregnancy
I would defy the stereotypes; I would be more than an unplanned pregnancy.
sex work
I’m usually the only one studying at the library during odd hours, in-between classes and primping myself for fuck sessions.