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How Having a Girl Taught Me About My Own Biases
I had hoped for a boy, but now I'm raising a couple of fierce females.
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Why I'm Done Being Quiet About Gender Expectations
American Gods star Yetide Badaki pushes back against a lifetime of conditioned expectations for girls.
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Jill Soloway Is a "Weird Girl"
Writer and director Jill Soloway on weaponizing weirdness through their work.
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The Essential Black, Southern, Woman Writer
An interview with Zandria F. Robinson.
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I Turn the Have-Tos of Parenthood Into Want-Tos
Anna Quindlen on the balance of obligation and fun in relationships.
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Your June Horoscopes Are Here
An existential guide for the month ahead.
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Why You Can't Leave Your House: A Guide for the Children of Immigrants
How my mother could conjure up a million excuses to keep me from sleepovers.
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How I Learned to Masturbate as a Mormon
What religion doesn't teach you is sometimes inevitable.
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Daily Affirmations to Get You Through the Week
Write fan letters, be your own muse, and more mantras to live by.
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Trixie Garcia on the Healing Power of the Grateful Dead
How Jerry Garcia's daughter forged her own identity.
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How a Type-A Mom Learns to Appreciate Her Laid-Back Children
A mother embraces the "caj" side of her kids.
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Your May Horoscope Is Here
An existential guide for the month ahead.
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Rape Is Not a Dirty Word
When we obfuscate the truth of rape, it's a disservice to victims and to justice.
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A Murder in Iceland Sparks Doubt About Women's Safety
How the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir made women in Reykjavik more afraid of assault.
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What We Lose When We Only Focus on the Male of a Species
Neanderthals were women, too.
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How I Discovered That My Dad Is a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist
One writer reflects on how she can have a relationship with her father after learning he believes in Pizzagate.
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Get Lost in the Dreamy Moments of Teenage Girlhood in This New Film
Lena Dunham and filmmaker Jenny Gage reflect on the ephemeral, magical, maddening experience of growing up female.
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Sacred Space
On visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and facing the present.
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Grief Soup
A spicy tomato-coconut recipe that will help keep you upright on the darkest days.
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Be Mine! (In Solidarity)
Human Rights Valentines for all your friends and loved ones (because why not?!).
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