Capitalism

Listen more than you talk. This is going to be hard for you, because you are my child and my mouth runs like a duck’s ass. Image: author.

21 Life Lessons I Want To Share With My Daughter On Her 21st Birthday

Her birth turned my life upside down in the very best way a tiny human can; and through her, I’ve learned some of the most profound life lessons. By Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.11.16   |   SHARE
CultureFamilies
Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. Image: Thinkstock.

How An Exploding Tooth Made Me Confront My Own Classism

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. I have gotten by in life largely by being able to “pass” as middle class, by being white and Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
Voices
We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
Families
Children make me giddy, whether I’m on the subway or in the park. Image: Adrianna Calvo/Pexels.

When None Of Your Feminist Friends Want Kids

Most of my friends are my age or slightly older and yet virtually none of them want children… ever. They argue that women deserve respect and Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   07.18.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesVoices
As many as 71% of millennials have mentally checked out' on their jobs; 55% of them are 'not engaged' at their workplaces. Image: WOCinTech (CC BY 2.0).

How To Survive A Toxic Workplace

About a year ago, I was working at a small company of less than 10 employees. I didn’t feel valued, and everyone around me berated one another. Read...
Elizabeth Tsung    |   07.18.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMinds
I just wasn’t getting signals that I was as safe as I needed to be. Image: Thinkstock.

My Therapist Fired Me — And I'm OK With It

My therapist of six months — let’s call her L — was letting me go. It was so subtle that I wasn’t even sure what was happening; I had to ask. Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.13.16   |   SHARE
Minds
Taystee sobs, kneeling on the ground, with a CO standing behind her. Image: Netflix.

Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...
CultureVoices
I’ve found that, when you’re depressed, keeping your hands and mind busy can be a lifeline. Image: Thinkstock

3 Ways Crafts Can Help You Manage Your Mental Health

The inimitable Alice Walker said, “When you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” As someone with multiple mental Read...
Sian Ferguson    |   07.7.16   |   SHARE
Bodies