Topic: youth

I Made A Sex Tape

I Made A Sex Tape

Hello again! It’s time once more to take a trip into the dark recesses of my sexual past and tell a story that may or may not make me want to die of embarrassment, for closure and for lols. This is something I’ve literally never thought to write about until now, but nigh a decade has elapsed since it happened, so I’m starting to think it’s more funny than mortifying. Also, if it were going to pop up on the internet, I’m pretty sure it would have by now. Although I might be tempting fate by writing this post. More »

Hunger Games: My Struggle With Anorexia

 Hunger Games:  My Struggle With Anorexia

I know you want to hear a number, but I’m not going to give one because numbers are part of the problem. If I say, “I lost x pounds in a month, and this is how I did it,” I might mean it in a cautionary way (“This is how I fucked up my body,”) but when I was fucking up my body, I would have seen it as a how-to. I judged everyone by how much they weighed, and I took what people had to say about health less seriously the more they weighed. So I’m not saying anything about numbers.

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What Your Favorite Childhood Heroine Says About You

What Your Favorite Childhood Heroine Says About You

We were pretty inspired by The Hairpin’s take on how your favorite American Girl doll shaped the rest of your life. (Felicity). (I was. Ashley was a Kirsten.) (I also had a Samantha.) (You?) But ultimately, we feel like we know a lot more about you based on whether you were an Eloise or an Anne. Who were you? Find your favorite childhood heroine and let us make all kinds of assumptions about you! And if we forgot yours (we probably did) let us know what it was. More »

Okay, You Can Be Eternally Beautiful By Day But You’ll Be An Insect By Night. Yes Or No?

Okay, You Can Be Eternally Beautiful By Day But You'll Be An Insect By Night. Yes Or No?

Lots of questions arise as a result of this watching video, like: is she our new hero? How cool is it that there’s a WASP women who has nothing to do with Lily Pulitzer? But I think the most important question to ask yourself after watching the trailer for the 1959 classic Wasp Woman is “good idea, yes or no?” She gets to be eternally beautiful! She only has to turn into a bug at night! Being a bug could be really fun! Though, admittedly, being a giant bug could put a damper on your nightlife, unless you’re a club kid, and it’s 1995, in which case Michael Alig will kill you anyway. But, I mean, beauty is all about compromises. – via Five Feet of Fury More »

Gallery: Things That Get Better With Age

Gallery: Things That Get Better With Age

There are some things in life that age well — wine, scotch, or a delightful cheddar.

But I’m not here to talk about those gastronomic joys. I’m here to talk about things a bit more nebulous…things that sneak up on you with each passing birthday, until one day you’re sitting at your computer blogging and you suddenly realize, “I’m older…and shit’s better.” More »

I Regret Everything: Accusing My Teacher Of Sexual Harassment

I Regret Everything: Accusing My Teacher Of Sexual Harassment

I’ve never been very good with people. I was shy growing up, and I have always been tentative about building relationships. Sometimes, I make snap judgments and I often come to the wrong conclusion about people’s intentions. Most of the time, these judgements are relatively small and harmless, and I’m able to carry on with nothing but my pride injured. Other times, the results can be much more damaging.

One particular event in high school forced me to realize this. More »