who do you want to be?

For me, it’s Jenna Kutcher. Or some pseudo-version of her mixed with Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed. With a dash of Frida Kahlo, maybe, or Flannery O’Connor. Back when I was 6, I thought I could grow up to be Belle from Beauty & The Beast. When I was 13, I took a magazine-sized poster…

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selfie love shoot

Yesterday, my boyfriend pulled up his Instagram to show me a boudior photo shoot one of his high school classmates had recently done. “Love Yourself,” she had captioned it. He’d never seen anything like this before, but he remembered this particular girl being quite the tomboy when he’d known her. A straight frame, flat chest,…

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being a girl is fun: an inside look at a trip to the gyno

So you’re sitting in a busy office waiting room, waiting to have your lady bits poked and prodded by a metallic piece of equipment. There are children running around, remaining successfully un-caught by their mothers who are already another 5 months pregnant. There are very important-looking ladies having very important-looking hushed conversations on their cell…

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