This week, Larissa Pham wrote about growing up in a family that never spoke of mental illnesses. Read that and other essays from Pigeons and Planes, The Cut, Jezebel, and more.
With shows like 19 Kids and Counting and Submissive Wives’ Guide to Marriage, TLC hurts every former fundamentalist who’s been dehumanized and silenced.
Because she only started using female pronouns after her glamorous Vanity Fair reveal, I’m wary of the way Caitlyn Jenner is wielding her power to define acceptable trans womanhood.
Entourage has always celebrated the pleasures of bro-ing out without consequences. So what makes the film feel so toxic?
By using spit-lube — or worse, failing to depict lube altogether — in gay male sex scenes, directors are doing a grave disservice to honest representations of gay men.
My real friends will know what I’m talking about.
Keeping tabs on him via social media became a form of self-inflicted torture that I just couldn’t quit.
It wasn’t until I mentioned to my mother that I’d been feeling depressed that she finally told me about her own struggles.
Being one of the few Asians in my school was hard enough. Working at my parents’ Chinese restaurant didn’t make it any easier.
I found paradise in the Netherlands. Then the earthquakes started.
This week, Mat Johnson explains why he loves the term “mulatto.” Read that and other essays from Jezebel, The Toast, The Cut, the New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic.
My father was killed in the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi when I was only 5. It’s getting harder to remember what he was like when he was alive.
Growing up Evangelical, I saw church governance deployed to cover up everything from adultery to child sexual abuse. Including in my own family.
“The recent re-emergence of mulatto identity isn’t about race, it’s about actively acknowledging a multiethnic reality in a simplistically racialized world.”
What might happen if women’s rights evaporate has been examined in nightmare detail. Mad Max: Fury Road offers a solution.
This week, BuzzFeed Ideas Editor Bim Adewunmi wrote a piece on the strange conformity of YouTube’s beauty tutorials. Read that and other essays from The Atlantic, The Fader, Grantland, and more.
Rebel Wilson isn’t the first Hollywood star to fabricate details of her past. But the reason she did so speaks volumes of the industry’s logic concerning what sort of bodies should appear on-screen.
Friday’s referendum on marriage equality is an opportunity for Ireland to make sure that no future generation of gay kids will feel the kind of pain, shame, and loneliness that I did.
There’s no greater influence on our relationships than our parents, financially and otherwise. 12 people describe what they’ve learned to do (or not do) from watching their parents.
I’m the guy who writes too-clever poems for special occasions. I come by it honestly. No, proudly.
I’m planning the world’s largest family reunion. Share the delusional optimism, brother.
Are we bingeing on mixed-race beauty to feel better about racism?
As the child of Somali immigrants, I’ve inherited an obligation to send money to relatives I’ve never met. I consider it invaluable.
Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.
Before she died, my grandmother said she didn’t want us to give away her clothes — she wanted us to sell them. That’s been a little more complicated than I thought it would be.
Eight writers on money, the body, mom, and dad.
YouTube beauty videos are all variations on a predictable formula. Is that a bad thing – and what exactly do we want them to look like?