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Breaking Up with ‘Mia’

“Isn’t that the one where you make yourself puke?”

9 Things I Wish People Knew About Me as a Highly Sensitive Extrovert

Being a highly sensitive extrovert may seem contradictory, but it’s my life.

On Having Sex When You’re A “Good Girl”

Being a “good girl” and sexually active is not mutually exclusive.

Why We All Need to Learn to Suck at Life More

The most important lesson we can learn is how to cope with sucking at life.

After a Decade Out, I Still Struggle Being Gay & Disabled

I’ve been in a wheelchair my entire life, but often I feel like I can’t be both queer and disabled. I have to choose when I know that’s not possible.

I Found a Lump. Now What?

I am a fairly healthy person. Sure, I don’t eat the healthiest and I’ll be…

Things I Do And Don’t Give AF About Now That I’m Old-ish

I’m officially old. Well, not really. But I am closer to 30 than 25, which…

The Dangers Of Judging Others Through Sh*t Talking

There’s not much I love more than a good shit-talking session. I hate to admit…

When Hate at First Sight Turned into Friendship

It began as a mistake. —Charles Bukowski My life is chalk full of… let’s say…

Most of My Relationships Are Long Distance

Approximately five minutes after I became a legal adult (give or take a few months),…

When Your Early 20’s Feel Like Looking For Breadcrumbs From The Universe

    Growing up is weird. It’s this messy struggle of wanting to take new…

OK, So Maybe Being a Biker Chick Isn’t My Calling

All too often I hear the phrase, “This isn’t for you,” and I’m overwhelmed by…

It’s Time to Redefine What Failure Means

I’m sitting in Starbucks in a strange city, staring at my planner trying to figure…

Three Women Discuss What “Feeling Stuck” Means To Them

It comes in waves, right? The highs and the lows. The moments you replay in…

My Secret Eating Disorder

I didn’t actually know it was Eating Disorder Awareness Week until I saw posts popping…

Why I Want To Be A Foster Parent

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that, more than anything, I want to be…

stretching and failing
Why My New Year’s Resolution is to Strive for Imperfection

I hate New Year’s resolutions. Which is surprising, because I’ve always been a very goal-oriented…

My Mom Gave Me Pepper Spray For Christmas – Again

It was in a Christmas present labeled “To: Maggie, From: Mom” with a parenthetical that…

Why You Don’t Need to Feel Sorry for My Christmas-Born

My daughter was born early. When I first found out I was pregnant, I calculated…