I pulled up to find you standing there wearing the biggest sunglasses. You’d asked me to meet you at Planned Parenthood.
When A Friendship Suffocates You
Gen was a girl from Australia who quickly became a friend during a summer creative writing course in New York, 2011.
Confessing to Being a Bad Friend
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.
Sid on Sex: A Valentine’s Day Gift That Lasts
On Valentine’s Day, instead of purchasing a symbolic gift, take the opportunity to rewrite your own relationship terms and reactivate your commitment.
Why Taking Care of Ourselves Is More Important Than Ever Before
In an increasingly chaotic world, remembering to take care of ourselves and others can make all the difference to our relationships.
“Glittering Green Ribbons”: A New Short Story by Edan Lepucki
Edan Lepucki is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel California. Her new novel, Woman No. 17, was published in May 2016.
What Being a Sex-Abuse Survivor Taught Me About Motherhood
Twenty-five years after surviving childhood sex abuse, one woman confronts her fears of motherhood.
The Little Girl & The Single Mom: “The Little Prince” in the 21st Century
“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.
The Burning Season
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.
What Losing a Friend Taught Me About Feminism
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.
From Homeless Shelter to NY Success Story
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 Strangest Thing
The kicks and punches became so frequent that I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a burgeoning person inside me.
How Breaking My Engagement Helped Me Find Myself
The first indication that I should not get married was the proposal.
What Swiping Right Taught Me About Love
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.