It’s plastic surgery shaming, yes, but also about how we think Renée Zellweger is supposed to age.
I thought nothing could go wrong — and then I was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy-related illness I had never even heard of.
It’s made me more aware of certain things on the road — but possibly less mindful.
A tale of life in the city, 14 years in publishing, and embracing technology to save the culture you love.
Sierra Leone’s wealthiest citizens have been uninterested in what’s going on in the rest of the country for far too long. This piece originally appeared on Okayafrica.
My sister and I finally have “the talk” we’ve been avoiding, because although my sister’s acceptance means everything to me — I’ve never been sure that I’ve had it.
“You can’t hide from me. I see you.”
How a decades-long blind spot culminated in the “Angry Black Woman.”
Returning to the incredible sensory memories of church — and the feel of religion without evangelism.
On New Year’s Eve 2007, a clot blocked one half of my brain from the other. My reality would never be the same again.
Just because you’re curious about my ancestry, my beliefs, and my experiences doesn’t mean I owe you answers.
I’m a black woman who was arrested while out with my white male friend. The cops said it was a case of mistaken identity, but eight years later, I find that hard to believe.
The reigning Miss America has been accused of hazing pledges in her former sorority, which has shed unwanted light on a system that some consider sexist and outdated. A former “pageant girl” on what’s good, and bad, about that world.
Liam Neeson’s new crime drama, A Walk Among the Tombstones, turns female characters into gruesome cannon fodder in a way that feels outdated, not retro.
After years of keeping clothing that didn’t fit, I finally decided to kick the bad habit with some help from a professional stylist. What I found was that there was more to what I wear and don’t wear than I thought.
I thought if I could figure out why he’d stabbed someone, then died in a motorcycle crash, I’d be able to find closure with our abusive relationship. But the story of his death was just as complicated as his life was.
Late night stays white because it’s taken everything it needs from black pioneers like Arsenio Hall. Comedian W. Kamau Bell weighs in on why that matters.
I am the product of endless books.
Keychains, lifelike dolls, photo studios… all before the child is even born.
Objectifying Deepika Padukone without her consent has implications far beyond Bollywood: It endangers every single Indian girl and woman.
Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.
The cost of ambient intimacy.
“Queer is what you make it.”
I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.
Why Jennifer Lawrence’s “dirty” photos shouldn’t — and probably won’t — make you think differently about her.
Why we swipe the way we swipe.
I still tell my friends I am in recovery so they will hold me accountable.
I used to think God made a mistake when he made me. This is how I realized I was wrong.
Young people will always find ways to talk about depression, self-harm, and internal pain. Right now these conversations are happening with hashtags on the internet.