This week, one mother wrote about her struggle to reclaim parenting and her reflections on her own childhood. Read that and other essays from The Fader, The Frisky, and Rookie.
What do we have to do in order to be just people?
At age 36, when newly transitioning, I feared no one would ever see me for who I really am. Then I met a couple of 14-year-olds.
My parents and I communicate in an incomplete mash-up of Bengali and English. I sometimes wonder what we are missing.
Best-selling author Jon Krakauer’s investigation into Missoula, Montana’s sexual assault crisis is a case study — and a condemnation — of a criminal justice system that is sadly typical.
During a bad break up, the police procedural was like comfort food to me. Your malady may vary.
One writer who suffered multiple miscarriages explains how stigma discourages Asian-American women from seeking reproductive and mental health care. Read that essay and other stories from BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Wired, and Oxford American.
Though they’re separated by decades, TV’s two Asian-American family sitcoms have a lot in common. For one thing, their subjects don’t like them.
For many victims who want to publicly tell their stories, anonymity for themselves or their assailants seems like the safe, smart decision. But as recent cases have shown, anonymity is no guarantee of protection from an increasingly hostile internet.
I used to think the marriage equality movement was a distraction from more important queer issues. But that was before I went to an LGBT Wedding Expo in one of the only states where same-sex marriage is still banned.
It’s not the end of the world, even though it might really feel like it.
Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a critique of the social media shaming plague — but it’s really a book that highlights Ronson’s own anxieties about giving voice to the historically powerless.
On shows like Four Weddings, all of the culturally determined notions of what a wedding “should” be land on one woman’s shoulders: the bride’s. But many of them literally cannot win.
Stigma discourages Asian-American women like Purvi Patel from seeking the reproductive and mental health care they need. Anti-choice laws take care of the rest.
I lost my left ear in an accident almost four years ago. Only recently have I been able to feel like myself again.
This week, BuzzFeed exposed therapists who attempt to “cure” gay people. Read that and other stories from The Toast, The New Yorker, Salon, and more.
I went undercover in the UK to expose therapists who try to “cure” gay people. My experiences reveal why Obama is right to call for a ban.
BuzzFeed asked 50 people about the last time they had sex — and it wasn’t all P in the V, people. Extremely open, honest, and revealing answers ahead.
I do not “suffer” from my skin. It is a living work of art.
Two black actors discuss pilot season.
I’m a black actor who managed to land a role that in the past probably wouldn’t have even existed as an option for me.
The magazine said Sunday it failed to properly report the story alleging a brutal gang rape out of “deference” to the alleged victim. But that’s not what the newly released Columbia Journalism School review of the reporting says.
Office affairs can contribute to the perception that women are self-serving and untrustworthy. Just ask Ellen Pao.
I was in love with a man who hurt me. By staying with him, I was only hurting myself.
The most mellifluous words you’ll hear all day.
This week, BuzzFeed Ideas shared a series of essays from actors of color on their casting experiences. Read those stories and others from Medium, Jezebel, Pitchfork, The Atlantic, and more.
No, I’m not happy to “just be here.” Racism doesn’t vanish the moment we set foot into the ivory towers and glittering soirees of the literati.
“Casper lit me up, from kindergarten through the end of high school, and I miss him.”