20 Essays You Need To Read From BuzzFeed Life This Year
A look back at some of the brightest ideas and most beautiful writing about food, health, style and more that we published in the past year.
Rachel Wilkerson Miller makes a case for why the fanny pack may not be the purse we want, but it’s the purse we need.
How I Made A Career Out Of Showing People My Cervix — Alexandra Duncan
When she was diagnosed with celiac disease, Martha Stortz was more concerned about how her gluten-free diet looked to other people than she was about what it meant for her.
I Fell For The Perfect Guy, But Not For His Open Relationship — Jess Haberman
After years of disappointing dating, Jess Haberman finally found someone great. The only problem was his other relationship.
For years in America, Anup Kaphle tried and failed to replicate the Nepali dishes his parents made. Then he realized he was doing it wrong.
Pinterest Is Actually A Porn Director’s Best Friend — Kitty Stryker
Find out why your favorite place to window-shop for succulents is Kitty Stryker's new favorite way to plan on-camera threesomes.
I Have Long Nails Because I’m Proud Of What They Mean — Jacob Tobia
I Was A Fundamentalist Christian Until I Discovered Feminist Writers — Susan Gray Blue
Today it’s finding feminism, not God, that makes Susan Gray Blue want to testify. But getting here took a long time.
Susie Armitage is not fearless. But she spends a lot of time doing things that terrify most reasonable people.
When Ramona Emerson moved out of her parents’ house at 18, she didn’t expect to be back a decade later. Now she may never want to leave.
Kaye Toal explained why anyone who really wants to understand what’s at stake in the debate over abortion should spend some time outside the places where it happens.
For most of her life, Lauren Paul struggled with her hair because it reminded her of her own otherness. After her mom died, she realized she didn’t have to.
Or: How the iconic hair accessory of Vann R. Newkirk II's youth became an unexpectedly meaningful way to celebrate blackness in the face of isolation.
I Can’t Live Without Fear, But I Can Learn To Be OK With It — Arianna Rebolini
I Have To Push My Own Limits To Let My Kids Find Theirs — Josh Stearns
The next time you’re inclined to whine about going to another party, remember people like Ramona Emerson, who is hardly able to go to any.
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