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My Depression Makes Me Feel Like A Stranger To My Own Needs

In the back of my mind, my depression is bigger than me. 

The Reality Of Navigating Modern Dating As A Sexual Trauma Survivor

Many men have the mentality of “I Fuck Her Until I Am Motivated To Commit To Her.” 

Why I Really Don’t Care to Date At The Moment

I’m over all of those situationships and almost relationships…

What I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Pregnant

No one told me that morning sickness doesn’t go away after the first trimester. 

This Near-Death Experience Started My Strange Phobia

I am terrified of doing something millions of people do every day.

What It’s Like To Date A Middle Eastern Guy In Today’s Political Climate

It is a privilege to be with him and to have him in my life.

Why I’m Not Ashamed To Be The ‘Needy’ Girlfriend

I’m the type of girl who needs to feel affection at all times.

My Boyfriend Isn’t On Social Media. And Our Relationship’s Better For It.

Today, our relationships are defined as legitimate when we become “Facebook official.”

Why I Finally Decided To Stop Taking Birth Control

When my doctor wanted put me on the pill, I agreed. But that was the wrong move. 

How Do We Become Survivors When We Still Feel Like Victims?

I was on a date. It was December and warm in Southern California.

It Would Have Been Better If You’d Actually Cheated On Me

To the boy who never did anything wrong, but also never did anything right:

This Is The Side Of Emotional Abuse You Don’t See

To everyone who has been through a loved one’s emotional abuse: It’s hard.

Sexual Anxiety Is A Real Thing, And This Is What It Feels Like

Sex is supposed to be this wonderful and magical thing, but in my experience, it can also be really traumatizing.

The Honest Aftermath Of Being Raped By Someone You Loved

Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape, sexual violence, and sexual abuse.

What It’s Really Like Being A Virgin In Your 20s

I don’t know any of you readers out there or what your story may be, but here’s a glimpse into mine.