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The Dating Advice We Already Know, But Actually Need To Accept

I get it. Dating advice is soo annoying in that it can seem much more simpler than it…

What It’s Like Being An Only Child In A Big Family

I was driving home with my mom after Thanksgiving when I started thinking about how…

Celebrating the Holidays in Memory of my Grandparents

It wasn’t until this year, and I was facing the holiday season without three of…

Open Relationships
How Open Is Too Open When It Comes To Open Relationships?

Until very recently, I found myself passionately advocating for open relationships—when I get passionate, my…

What That Beyonce/Dixie Chicks Performance Meant To A Southern Biracial Woman

There has never been a doubt in my mind that my upbringing was unconventional. I…

Men’s Birth Control: Women Have Dealt With The Same Side Effects For Decades

I had my first Pap smear at age 20. It was the summer before my…

How I Fell Back In Love With the Dumpster Fire That Is 2016

It was a brisk October morning when I departed from my home in Southern Virginia…

I’m A Bisexual Christian And The Intervarsity Scandal Makes Me Sick

The church and my faith have been huge parts of my life for as long…

My FOMO Isn’t Trendy

Like most people, my middle school experience wasn’t all that great. Sure, I had great…

I Don’t Know If I Was Raped

*Trigger warning for sexual assault*  I used to wear a purity ring. I know it…

appalachia
Why I’m Proud To Be An Appalachian

By Amber Robinson It’s pronounced “App-uh-latch-un.” This is a phrase I’ve had to replay for…

What I Learned After Being Ghosted Just As I Was Feeling Secure

We started too quickly. In just one night we went from being complete strangers to…

Thank You Tim Gunn, From A Plus Sized Woman

Thank you. Thank you for writing your article. I have been a fan of yours…

Getting Pregnant Changed My Mind On Women’s Reproductive Rights

I was lying on the couch, completely nauseated, worrying about whether or not I could…

A Picture Of Us Before Our Friendship Imploded

By Darian Randolph When I see this old picture, I think about a simpler time. The…

I Love My Friends, But They Should Stay The F*** Out Of My Relationship

To my friends: I love you, but stay the fuck out of my relationship. You…

Let’s Stop Apologizing For How We Look

When I think of my self-image, two distinct memories instantly come to mind. I remember…

The Mythical Creature of Perfection We All Chase

It’s funny, this unattainable yet endlessly sought-after idea of perfection. Not in a gleefully shrieking-while-trying-to-escape-the-tickle-monster…

“You’re Beautiful. I Want to Rape You” They Catcalled At Me

I first started crafting this while sitting on the beach as the sun was setting…

Not Wanting To Grow Up Doesn’t Make Me A Bad Adult

When I think back to being a little kid, it’s all wrapped up in dog…