Had this not been what I had always wanted? Wasn’t this the next step in the six-year plan I had devised my freshman year of high school? More
Awwwww, you sold your first 800 copies, how cute! More
Being both a writer and a sex worker is hard. More
So it’s no secret around these parts that I (and all of us at The Gloss, really) like to read and write about sex. I find it an interesting subject for a variety of reasons: it can help us understand ourselves and each other, it’s often horrifying and/or funny, there is still a taboo around talking about it, you never really stop learning about sex, it can be empowering to tell your own story, I like reading other people’s personal shit…I could go on. But one thing I’ve noticed about most of the sex writing I’ve been reading these days is that the conversation seems to be dominated by people inhabiting queer and/or feminized bodies, i.e. everyone but straight, cisgender men. Why is that? More
When browsing Craigslist for writing jobs, it’s not uncommon to come across “internships” that sound like a pretty bad deal for the intern, but this one really takes the cake. More
Earlier, we reported on Hayden Panettiere‘s misspelled tattoo. She jokes about it and says that she must now literally live with regrets, as she has a phrase in another language that she did not spell correctly permanently on her body. This brought up a question in my head: is it okay to judge others on their erroneous, misspelled tattoos? More
Lena Dunham thinks that it’s such a weird idea that people write for money and not “to figure things out.”
I would like to point out that Lena Dunham has a 3.5 million dollar book deal. More
HOW IS THIS EVEN REAL? More
'Vaginal Knitting" - Watch Woman Knit From Wool Inside Her Vagina
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There’s been a lot of noise made of late about all the “oversharing” young people (especially young writers) are doing these days, and how it’s bad and scary. The idea goes, I guess, that if the content of a story is inspired by one’s own life, that story loses validity as a work of fiction (why? It just does!), and by the way, does your mother know what you’ve been up to? I’m here to tell you why this idea is intellectually baseless, and also that I will not get off your lawn. More
Y U NO WRITE BETTER? More
As part of her eternal crusade to make the internet a safe space for her bottomless self love, Jane Pratt has declared today “Say Something Nice On The Internet” Day. Besides the obvious fact that February 29 is a terrible day for your made up holiday, this is silly for a variety of reasons. More
In my experience, there are two good reasons to write on the internet. Neither is “so strangers will throw me a parade.” More
Today is my half birthday. It seems fitting that it falls on a Wednesday since that is the day of the week that I write my column for you, dear Gloss readers. I have six months left of my twenties and I can’t help feeling that it will be gone before I know it. Twenty-nine almost feels like a fake age somehow, a gray area, neither here nor there. I’m not technically thirty but I don’t so much feel like I’m in my twenties any longer either. More