BIO

Natalie is a former Texan currently living in LA who enjoys politics, cooking, video games, comic books and spending more money than she should at ModCloth. She takes her nerd title as seriously as she does her writing and believes anything's a good story if you tell it right.

Natalie Slaughter's Articles

There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say.

7 Things I Wish People Knew About Being A Fat Woman

There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say. Here's what I want everyone to know...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   06.4.18 12am   |   SHARE
Let’s stop pretending like it’s irrelevant.

Politics Can And Should Ruin Friendships

To claim that something is “just politics” is to point out how much privilege you have, either systematically or incidentally.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   06.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
Gender is a completely made up concept that exists to sell us more stuff more easily.

Gender Is Really Just A Construct To Sell Us Crap We Don't Need

At this point gender basically exists to sell us stuff.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   06.9.17 12am   |   SHARE
It’s never too late to start your life over again if you don’t like where you ended up.

It's Never Too Late To Start Your Life Over Again

Because you only get one shot at life.
Natalie Slaughter    |   03.10.17 12am   |   SHARE
It’s important to know that being asexual isn’t the same thing as abstaining from sex.

Being Asexual Doesn't Mean You Don't Like Sex

There’s a lot more to sexuality than meets the eye.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   03.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
What does Marvel have against casting Asians in film?

Dear Marvel: Where Are All The Actors Of Color?

Why is Marvel casting white actors to play Asian characters? In the world of superhero movies, Marvel has been the clear successor over the last 10 years. With successes that started with Iron Man,... Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   07.13.16 12am   |   SHARE
Men like him understand there are little to no consequences for their actions. Image: Pixabay.

Brock Turner Will Rape Again. I Know, Because I've Been Assaulted By Men Like Him.

[N]o one held my molester down and called the police for what he did to me. He was quietly escorted away, and over the course of a few months, the whispers of support turned into accusations.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   06.14.16 12am   |   SHARE
Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer woman, is that we exist.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.31.16 12am   |   SHARE
Poly relationships are like every other kind of relationship.

What Being In A Polyamorous Relationship Taught Me About Fidelity

A polyamorous relationship is like any other relationship — you set rules and sometimes you hit bumps along the way, but everyone involved knows what is and isn’t acceptable.
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.23.16 12am   |   SHARE
When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend who had been standing there for a minimum of... Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.5.16 12am   |   SHARE