Sirin Kale

Associate Editor

International Women's Day 2019

10 Women Around the World on What Needs to Change by 2020

Broadly asked women around the world about their hopes and dreams for a better, fairer 2019 and on.
Sirin Kale
3.8.19
My First Time

My First One Night Stand Was So Bad, I Almost Gave Up On Casual Sex

Just because casual sex isn't great the first time, it doesn't mean you should stop trying, says sex YouTuber Florence Barkway.
Florence Barkway
3.7.19
Film

How 'Cruel Intentions' Brought High-Glamor Cruelty On a Shoestring Budget

For its 20th anniversary, we speak to the cast and crew of the cult classic about persuading the Rolling Stones to play ball, sourcing school uniforms from Goodwill, and how that rosary necklace was made.
Sirin Kale
3.5.19
My First Time

I Cheated on My Boyfriend and Got Pregnant—and the Guilt Almost Destroyed Me

After I cheated on my boyfriend with a classmate, I found out I was pregnant—and wasn't sure whose it was. But even worse than the unwanted pregnancy, I was surprised to learn, was the guilt.
Charlie Stone
2.28.19
Compact Report

What Makeup Does This Professional Dominatrix Wear to Work?

As with all things in life, says Siren Vandoll, sometimes things don't go according to plan—whether it's a liquid eyeliner disaster or a client who doesn't know what they want.
Siren Vandoll
2.26.19
My First Time

My Friend With Benefits Would Make An Amazing Boyfriend—For Someone Else

At first, I worried I might catch feelings for Alex: We listened to Frank Ocean together! He told me I looked amazing! Then I realized we already had a great thing going on—and no-strings sex worked for both of us.
Helen Thomas
2.21.19
Unfollow Me

35 London Women Murdered by Partners or Exes in Three Years

The killers in eight of the 35 cases had previously been reported to the police for violent or threatening behavior, according to data uncovered by Broadly under Freedom of Information laws.
Sirin Kale
2.20.19
My First Time

Having Breakup Sex with My Ex Was the Worst Idea Ever

When blogger Amelia Perrin broke up with her boyfriend, there was just one snag: they had a holiday booked together. Cue a week of cosplaying as a couple, long discussions about their relationship—and a lot of breakup sex.
Amelia Perrin
2.14.19
My First Time

My First Time Giving a Blowjob Was a Valentine's Day Gift—To Myself

For Yasmine M'rabet, giving blowjobs is one of her favorite things to do in the bedroom—even if the favor isn't reciprocated nearly as much as she'd like.
Yasmine M'rabet
2.7.19
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The Truth About Jealousy in Polyamorous Relationships

Yes, polyamorous people can feel jealousy—and cheat. Lola Phoenix shares how they navigate those emotions in their polyamorous relationships and gives advice if you're questioning whether polyamory is for you.
Lola Phoenix
1.31.19
Getting Out of Bed

Four Women on the Restorative Joy of Napping at Work

"Sylvia Plath once said, "There may be things that a hot bath can't cure, but I don't know many of them." I feel the same way about napping."
Sirin Kale
1.28.19
Compact Report

Missy Elliott Inspired Me to Ditch My Naked Palette

Growing up, 21-year-old Abigail Cherubin felt like she had to pare back her makeup to fit in. But bold makeup helps her reject the stereotypes society places on Black women—even if sometimes it looks like she's crying glitter.
Abigail Cherubin
1.24.19
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