woman

It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable.

My Complex Trauma Is The First Thing To Greet Me Each Morning

It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable. Read...
Kate Suddes    |   10.8.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my age.

What Happened When I Went To Freeze My Eggs​

I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my Read...
Jen Glantz    |   08.10.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
What is different now is that I know who I am and what I want. I’m not afraid to be alone and living single.

Living Single: I'm Not Looking For "The One" ​

What is different now is that I know who I am and what I want. I’m not afraid to be alone and living single. I value my time and my health. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   04.13.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
And with that, I became a Taxi Dancer. Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay me.

Taxi Dancer: Giving Myself Away, One Song At A Time

I did it for the money, sure, but also out of a strange mixture of boredom, perversion, and self-abnegation. Giving myself away, one song at a time. Read...
Erika Schickel    |   04.10.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
I thought dressing for my body type was a rule I should consider, but it’s just another form of body-shaming.

I Wore "Unflattering" Clothing For My Body Type For A Week

Following rules to avoid drawing attention to a particular body shape or size is the equivalent to admitting that having a certain body type is Read...
Yasmine Singh    |   03.30.18   |   SHARE
Culture
Vaginal steaming (or v-steaming, if you prefer) has been done across the globe for centuries.

What You Should Know About Vaginal Steaming

I had never heard of Steamy Chick let alone vaginal steaming but months later, I’m an at-home v-steamer, and I love it! Yes, I love vaginal steaming! Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   03.14.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash

Getting Over My Good Girl Syndrome

I was a good girl from the start. Now I am speaking up, setting boundaries, saying no to the things I don’t want and yes to the things that I do. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   02.16.18   |   SHARE
Voices
Photo by Septian simon on Unsplash

Makeup As Self-Care When You're Over 40

Being over 40 is one of the most physically interesting times in a person’s life. Here are beauty lessons I've learned about being 40 and fabulous. Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   02.2.18   |   SHARE
Bodies