Carrie Nelson

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Depression, Suicide & What I Do When I Need To Get Through The Day

I have struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for years. My darkest period was as recent as 2013. In fact, there was a day last September when I let my…

Carrie Nelson | August 12, 2014 - 3:23 pm

True Story: A Photoshopping Site Stole My Selfie Off Instagram And Gave Me A “Makeover” [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 5:40p.m.: @photoshop_fantasy has issued an apology on their Instagram page, although it appears all the same images are still up :
Hello lovely followers! We want to apologize for…

Carrie Nelson | November 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of…

Carrie Nelson | September 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

True Story: My Weekend With Exodus International, “Ex-Gay” Organization

On Wednesday afternoon, the president of Exodus International, one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the world, issued an apology to the LGBT community. “I cannot apologize for my beliefs about…

Carrie Nelson | June 21, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Roger Ebert Might Not Have Been A Feminist, But I’ll Miss Him Anyway

When I was in middle school, I was required to create a diorama illustrating a hypothetical synagogue sanctuary (as you do, at Jewish day school). All I remember about my project…

Carrie Nelson | April 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Frisky Rant: Slut Shaming Doesn’t Have A Silver Lining

When I sat down to watch “Silver Linings Playbook,” I had high hopes. Friends whose opinions I respect loved the film and praise for her performance has made Jennifer Lawrence…

Carrie Nelson | January 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’m An Out And Proud Bisexual

Let me tell you a story about “bi invisibility.” A few years ago, at my first full-time job – which, I should clarify, was at an LGBT nonprofit organization –…

Carrie Nelson | September 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Marriage Equality, Three Shouldn’t Be A Crowd

When a public notary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, authorized a civil union between one man and two women, neither she nor the triad expected to make headlines. Now, three months…

Carrie Nelson | September 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm