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.
college
Every person in the world tried to talk me out of it saying that I was “wasting talent” and that I was making the biggest mistake of my life.
rape
When I was raped by a member of a popular fraternity 14 years ago, the sorority sisters I told were upset with me for reporting it because they were concerned about the potential backlash. Imagine if he'd been on the football team.
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.
clutch magazine
Just in time for the November 30th application deadline, a group of black students are speaking out about the lack of diversity at UCLA, particularly when it comes to black male students.
sexual assault
I'm an example of what shouldn't happen when a college woman reports a sexual assault.