the frisky
Her brand is built on a spectacle, and says something more insidious about American culture and its views on the Black woman’s body than her social commentary ever really can.
the frisky
I’m cognizant of the fact that Kale’s nine-month stint of unemployment never made us poor — just temporarily broke.
cohabitation
It’s sort of like the lite version of cohabiting -- we get to play house, without the logistical tough stuff of actually doing so.
birth control
I find it incredibly empowering to have an intimate relationship with the ebbs and flows of my own cycle.
weddings
Now that I’m in the thick of planning the big wedding part, I can see why people intentionally elope.
genderqueer
The DMV refused to photograph the 16-year-old because he looked like he was “wearing a disguise.”
geek love
As a little geekling I learned to love enthusiastic, caring dudes through cartoons, TV shows, video games, movies, and books.
the frisky
Have we become so conditioned to viewing breasts solely as sexualized body parts that anything outside that immediately causes people to wave their Puritan flags in protest?
the frisky
My mom influenced me greatly with the way she dealt with body issues.
the frisky
Sure, my close friends and family know what’s going on in my real life, but for everyone outside of that circle, I like to keep it movin’.
in

May 30, 2014 at 11:30am | 42 comments

the frisky
Through my struggles, I’ve found solace in the fact that my OB-GYN confirmed “these are common problems,” and “these things happen to everyone.”
the frisky
The negative running dialogue in our head can sound like came from a bratty girl in a middle school cafeteria — only it never left. Where the hell does it come from?
in

May 16, 2014 at 2:30pm | 13 comments

weight-lifting
family
My rough and tumble, soccer playing, LEGO-obsessed, drum-playing seven-year-old still rocks his long curls. And for some reason, it completely throws everyone else off balance.
crafts
Don’t stop drinking or recycling. Just use all those wine bottles and corks to make cool crafts!
in

Apr 29, 2014 at 11:30am | 16 comments

dating advice
From now on, I’m going to pay less attention to little physical details in order to learn more about the important ones.
the frisky
Upon approaching the attendant at the gate, I was informed that I would not receive a seat until the plane began boarding and that my “priority seating pass” was essentially a priority standby pass.
the frisky
If you like what you see, “smile” at the person through the app, and if it’s a match, you’re well on your way to love.
the frisky
They’re pretty much exactly what they sound like -- little pieces of below-the-nail art that are reminiscent of those press-on tattoos you loved in your ’90s youth.
in

Mar 27, 2014 at 2:30pm | 35 comments

dating advice
I am a firm believer that we are our truest selves when dining at a restaurant. The way someone behaves when they have their public face on gives you a pretty clear indication of many important things.
blogs
Many of my “old haunts” are sex blogs, and seeing some of my favorites go dark over the years has made me as wistful as others might be if they found out that their favorite, childhood roller rink burned down.
in

Mar 17, 2014 at 2:30pm | 29 comments

in a relationship
Today I’m married to a woman and couldn’t be happier. Yet it wasn’t easy being suddenly thrown into a world that I knew nothing about.