japan
Going out without my husband at this point leaves me teetering precariously between full-on panic and shaky self-doubt.
in

Sep 11, 2014 at 2:00pm | 190 comments

friendships
Looking back on our afternoons spent running around, "whinnying" as horses, or making all manner of Ninja Turtle sounds around the neighborhood -- it's a kind of carefree, whimsy I now ache for.
cats
When I saw my colleague pull a random strand out of a salad at work and exclaim, “Oh, cat hair,” I figured she really doesn't want any more visitors.
in

Sep 3, 2014 at 12:00pm | 533 comments

labor day
I had flashbacks of Labor Days past this weekend.
in

Sep 3, 2014 at 9:00am | 276 comments

travel
Nothing is intuitive. Everything I do from buying toilet paper to riding the subway is a thought-out process full of preparation.
weekend
Medical students hardly have enough time to learn how to not kill people, let alone maintain a healthy relationship.
freelancing
Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but it can also prevent you from throwing someone else’s computer out the window.
tattoos
"I’ve been using it as a life quote.”
wedding
We finally found someone who was willing to act as a registrar just four days before the big day. He was amazing, and even provided fake wedding certificates for us to sign.
in

Aug 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | 56 comments

spousal rape
“I’m divorcing you,” I told him, when he was finished having his way with me.
childhood crushes
To this day Faneuil Hall, Greek mythology, and "Empire Records" all still give me the faintest of lady boners.
rudeness
How dare I attend a wedding that cost easily over $100,000, brimming with Louboutins and expensive champagne, and feel just fine for a moment.
weekend
Don't get me started on roommates who subscribe to traditional gender roles in regards to housework, and therefore feel that the mess isn't their problem to deal with.
cooking
Twice this week I have made a dinner I had to dump directly in the trash.
in

Aug 15, 2014 at 1:00pm | 415 comments

sexism
Without fail, if the male store clerks see me wandering the aisles without my husband in tow, they’ll follow me around as if they’re worried I might be a shoplifter.
judaism
I met a man I loved -– his name is Ben and he happens to be a Modern Orthodox Jew.
reddit
It’s 2014, after all. Men don’t just cheat on you and watch too much porn anymore.
catcalling
One woman was harassed right after having her dog put down after his battle with cancer.
relationships
As I walked in, all Colin from "The Secret Garden," the bitchiest girl in the class announced “You’re, like, always sick.”
in

Aug 11, 2014 at 2:30pm | 38 comments

gay dads
Where does the battle end? Isn’t the ultimate victory call to call yourself a dad -- without a qualifier?
childhood crushes
After school, I’d get my bike and cycle by the mansion where Pat lived. The road turned into a hill right before his house and I’d pump and sweat my way past, praying he didn’t see me, praying he did.
broken engagement
If you want juicy details about the tragic end of a relationship, pick up a tabloid.
motherhood
As young Black girls, my daughters have a myriad of complex social issues to face.