personal essay

this is fine

Meghan Markle's Relationship With Her Dad Makes Me Feel Better About My Own

My father wasn’t at my wedding, either.
Veronica Walsingham
4.2.19
Health

Smoking Is Bad, But So Is Everything Else

In a better world, we'd reject the moralizing instinct to deem some people worthy of dignity—and others, not—based on how they choose to cope with the circumstances of their lives.
Brandy Jensen
2.25.19
this is fine

Molly Ringwald on How DIY Nail Art Helps Her Empty Out Her Brain

"Nail art takes dexterity and focus, and when I'm doing it, I don't think about anything else. It's my form of weird meditation."
Molly Ringwald
1.14.19
Getting Out of Bed

Running Away From Drinking Myself to Death

On grief, morning runs, and not getting drunk to late-night news broadcasts alone anymore.
Robyn Kanner
1.7.19
this is fine

I Made Peace With My Body on a Sweaty Dance Floor

On a dance floor, I realized that I can use my mind not to punish myself, but to invite a special brand of silence to make room for celebration.​
Kimberly Drew
12.17.18
Queerly Beloved

How a Cis, Hetero Couple Became My Queer Chosen Family

When I came out as trans, when I found out I was infertile, when my queer heart was broken—the Thompsons were always there for me.
Dan Rowell
8.16.18
Sex

Getting Anally Fisted for the First Time Was Unexpectedly Perfect

The idea of getting fisted for the first time was thrilling, nerve-wracking, and entirely sexy.
Remy Black
8.7.18
Culture

What It's Like Growing Up with the Belief that Tampons Take Virginity

As a teen, I felt stuck in a miserable balancing act: hiding tampons from my family or being shamed by friends for not using them.
Leila Ettachfini
7.27.18
Unfollow Me

After My Ex Stalked Me Online, I Saw The Dark Side Of Romantic Obsession

Thanks to a childhood spent watching romantic comedies with forceful male leads, I thought love was persistent and never gave up—until my ex stalked me after our breakup.
Nana Baah
7.24.18
friendship

Instagram DMs Are an Antidote to the Difficulties of Adult Friendships

In these conversations, I feel like we’re keeping the friendship alive, finding ways to fit moments of connection into our weird, sprawling, digital-and-not-digital lives.
Larissa Pham
7.20.18
personal essay

When I Met the Now-Arrested Leader of a 'Feminist' Cult and His 'Kittens'

After the recent news of Turkish televangelist Adnan Oktar's arrest for fraud, sexual assault, and espionage, I look back on what it was like to meet him and the women of his "Islamic Creationist" cult, known as his "kittens."
Meher Ahmad
7.13.18
Bodies

I Turned My Own Jawbone Into Earrings

I wanted to make a part of myself into something wonderful.
merritt k
7.10.18
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