Lindsay King-Miller

Lindsay King-Miller

Bio

Lindsay King-Miller’s writing has appeared in Glamour Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Cosmopolitan.com, Vice.com, and numerous other publications.  She lives in Denver with her partner, their daughter, and two very spoiled cats. She is the author of Ask A Queer Chick (Plume, 2016). You can follow her on Twitter @askaqueerchick.

Lindsay King-Miller Articles

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Parents Over-Share Online Because They’re Lonely

We’re always hardest on people who give into our own worst impulses, and I see my own shadow in those parents. I’m an over-sharer too.

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I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

Learning To Love Myself The Way I Love My Daughter

I never want my child to doubt herself the way I do myself. I never want her to feel the anxieties that weigh me down, though I know she already senses it.

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Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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What Your Menstrual Products Say About You

Your period is a time for many things: comfort eating, getting into arguments for reasons you can't reconstruct…but it’s also a time to express yourself.

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The decision to terminate a pregnancy is often informed by the needs of the children a pregnant person is already raising.

Abortion Rights Are A Mother’s Rights

The decision to terminate a pregnancy is often informed by the needs of the children a pregnant person is already raising.

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I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism.

On Learning To Let Go Of My Perfectionism

I am a compulsive memorizer. I am terrified of making a mistake, ever. But I'm learning to let go of my perfectionism.

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Trans-exclusive feminists habitually derail arguments into tirades about freedom of speech if, for example, you remind them that “transgender” is an adjective, not a noun

The Group Of Women Who Harass Me More Than Men

The fact is that trans-exclusionary feminists and misogynists are, despite some trivial differences, basically on the same side.

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My hope is that by the time she actually starts her period, she’ll be very comfortable expressing her needs.

Normalizing Menstruation: Why I Talk About My Period To My 2-Year-Old Daughter

I just tell my daughter the truth about my period: I have PMS, my back is killing me, and we’re going to eat a lot of chocolate.

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It might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home being called "mom" or "dad," but many queer parents agonize over what their children will call them.

Not All Parents Are "Mom" Or "Dad" 

While it might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home in the titles "mom" or "dad," many queer parents agonize over what they want their children to call them.

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What will we say to our children about guns? I can’t stand to tell my daughter that the way we live now is the only way.

I Know How I’m Going To Talk To My Daughter About Sex, But Not About Guns

She will deal with the repercussions of other people’s dysfunctional relationship with guns, whether she chooses to or not.

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