This was the transitional period between the “popular girls have hideous Coach purses” phase and “popular girls have hideous Dooney and Burke purses” phase.
In the stories I had heard and read about, the women used eBay to mail the panties out. But I figured, why not cut out the shipping cost and just give them to the guy?
Instead of trying to show off what she knew, she just laid it all out there. She knew posting an ad on Craigslist was kind of strange, but her friends from school just didn’t fit into her life anymore.
family drama
Sexual abuse happens to a lot of children -- we’re talking one in four girls and one in six boys. Are a quarter of your girlfriends murderers?
you are the advice columnist
I'm very conflicted. I feel like I should dump him...but I don't want to. Help...please?
Frankly, I wanted to see what the big deal was about sex. I didn’t want to go into my 27th year with the stigma of being a sexually inexperienced woman.
Vile people and the semi-naive 20-somethings-trying-to-make-something-of-themselves who believe their lies.
I've been doing this for so many years. The scary part is realizing that I never thought I'd ever have to stop.

Jun 26, 2013 at 10:00am | 75 comments

missed connections
I'm sorry I need the love and attention of strangers to fill the emotional void inside me.
I decided I would use OkCupid and Craigslist (yes, even scary ol’ Craigslist) so I could have dinner three times a week without opening my wallet.
ihtm contest
Desperately in need of a sleeker form of transportation, I followed a Craigslist ad titled “BIKE GARAGE SALE” across the San Lorenzo River and into a sickening murder mystery.
I always wondered what sort of people replied to the sex personal adverts on Craigslist. It turns out, they are people like me.
OK, so I don’t agree with this guy’s religious views, but I think his heart is in the right place, and seriously, he’s single! Oh, and I met him on Craigslist. Where I posted looking for a husband. So there’s that.
casual sex
When I was a college student, I used an email that was traceable enough that I was blackmailed by a guy who threatened to put posters all over my campus with my picture and saying what a SLUT I WAS if I didn't meet him!
Do not allow my utter dumbassness to have been in vain. Learn from my mistakes so that your future Craigslist endeavors can be a little less dramatic and a lot more cost-effective.
body image
Unlike most newbie dancers, I did not improve for a freakishly long time.
Even before scandal drew my sex work history to light, in my daily life, my coming clean -- or not -- had always been an issue.

Jun 19, 2012 at 10:30am | 15 comments

I'm sorry. I'm a wretched person. But: "mustard."
I’m not ashamed of what I did -- I respect all sex workers, and I’m proud that I didn’t give up on my NYC dreams. But I do feel ashamed that I failed.
anonymous sex