Self Improvement

Yes, You Can Be Raped By Your Husband: It Happened To Me

I never thought my husband and I would be connected by a word like rape, yet here I am.

How I Learned To Stop Being A Doormat And Start Saying No

Because there’s being an accepting person, and then there’s being a pushover. 

A Thank You (And Goodbye) Letter To My Birth Control

Birth control, I love you. It’s not you, it’s me.

Women Who’ve Had Illegal Abortions Share Their Heartbreaking Stories

Read these and be grateful we have the right to choose (for now).

Why I Wanted My Cane In My Engagement Photos

My cane is a physical manifestation of my identity as a disabled person, and that’s something that is always part of me.

6 Ways To Get Anyone To Like You, According To An FBI Expert

An FBI behavioral analysis expert gives his tips on how to win people over. 

This Is What Living With Heroin Addiction Is Like

Addiction had turned me into a person whom I never thought I would become.

Here’s What Every Zodiac Sign Is Like As A Friend

Who tells it like it is, and who smooths your feelings over once you’ve been told? 

What It’s Really Like To Have A Late-Term Abortion

The thing that so many people oppose actually saved my life.

I’m Addicted To Being Busy 24/7

Doing nothing is just something that I am, unfortunately, not good at.

I Spent A Week Naked In Public Without Sucking In My Stomach

The patriarchal roots of my stomach-sucking habit weren’t lost on me.

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Intersex Woman

I don’t typically tell people I’m intersex. It’s not that I’m ashamed, but I’d rather not be treated differently.

The Moment I Discovered My Sexuality Didn’t Fit In

Sexuality doesn’t have to fit neatly into a checkbox. 

Why I Broke Up With My Best Friend Of 12 Years

Sometimes loving yourself means ending a relationship.

I Was A Jenny Craig Dietician Who Secretly Ate Donuts In The Bathroom

I look back on those years and feel compassion for the young woman I was.

This Near-Death Experience Started My Strange Phobia

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

I Feel Overcome With Guilt For Taking Time Off Work For My Anxiety

I am doing this at the risk of people who may criticize or question me, because at least some part of me knows: If I don’t, something worse will happen to me, and soon. 

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