I pulled up to find you standing there wearing the biggest sunglasses. You’d asked me to meet you at Planned Parenthood.
Gen was a girl from Australia who quickly became a friend during a summer creative writing course in New York, 2011.
A lot of airtime is dedicated to high school bullying, but I think Dalia forgot about me long before I’ll ever forget about her.
On Valentine’s Day, instead of purchasing a symbolic gift, take the opportunity to rewrite your own relationship terms and reactivate your commitment.
In an increasingly chaotic world, remembering to take care of ourselves and others can make all the difference to our relationships.
Edan Lepucki is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel California. Her new novel, Woman No. 17, was published in May 2016.
Twenty-five years after surviving childhood sex abuse, one woman confronts her fears of motherhood.
“The Little Prince” became a phenomenon for good reason: It reminds us how strange the “grown up” world is while articulating simple truths about friendship, love, and distance.
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
Morgan was a friend who, despite spending nearly all my time with her for the last two years of high school, never fell into my category of “best friend:” the coveted, teenaged-girl honorific.
I have not unseen what I saw in the homeless shelter: the papery faces of women undone by heroin, the babies born shaking from opiates.
The kicks and punches became so frequent that I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a burgeoning person inside me.
The first indication that I should not get married was the proposal.
I was tired. I was busy. I was losing my mind. But I still wanted to meet someone I truly liked and could potentially monogamously date, so that summer, online dating was my best bet.