Topic: friendships

Harlotry: Why I Need My Sex Worker Community

Harlotry: Why I Need My Sex Worker Community

Sex work can be an incredibly isolating profession. In a world where our work is at the very least frowned upon, if not directly criminalized, it’s extremely difficult to find support. Even relatively understanding civilian friends tend to be unable to truly relate to the difficulties of life as a sex worker. Too often, the solution to a complaint about work is, “Well, if you hate it so much, why don’t you quit?” More »

Losing Your Best Friend: A Timeline

Losing Your Best Friend: A Timeline

Age 13
This one was your fault, as you know. She always referred to you as her best friend, although you never considered her yours. After a while, you found her vulnerability and eagerness to please exhausting. “You like me too much,” you’d tell her laughingly in front of everyone, trying to see how much open cruelty you could display before she would retaliate. Even afterwards, long after you’d stopped speaking to her in the hallways, you’d catch a glimpse her thin white face in the halls and walk faster, breathless at how much you hated her, and for no reason, no real reason at all. More »

Ready-to-Click: Only Weird Ideas Today

Ready-to-Click: Only Weird Ideas Today

What is a sleeve-scarf? It’s Rocket Babies plus an infinity scarf. Learn about it. -Styleite

Talking with the brains behind A.P.C. about… quilt making? -The Inside Source

See the Kardashian baby using a cane. -Betty Confidential

Not sure where Thakoon was going with these leggings. -The Frisky

Paris Fashion Week trends that we don’t understand: snakeskin shoes. -Fashionista

Inter-species friendships. -MyDaily More »

The Only Three Things You Can Do About Toxic Friends

The Only Three Things You Can Do About Toxic Friends

Not long ago, I was talking to a friend of mine — let’s call her “M.” — about a mutual toxic friend. Let’s call her “D.”

D. is the kind of person who has an uncanny ability to hone in on your biggest weakness, and attack it with a razor-sharp focus and steady zeal that’s so subtle that you don’t even realize it’s happening until way later.

You know…that kind of person. More »