Emily McCombs

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Girl Talk: I Responded To A Missed Connection Ad

I’ve accomplished a few really great things in my life — losing 100 pounds, getting sober‚ but I’m not sure anything has been as personally satisfying as the day that…

Emily McCombs | December 15, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was A Dominatrix For A Day

I flogged a man last night.

Despite my Bettie Page-lite haircut and a propensity for sexual experimentation, this is not something I have done before. I did have…

Emily McCombs | November 4, 2010 - 2:30 pm

What’s Wrong With Dressing Slutty On Halloween?

Yes, we’ve all heard that “Mean Girls” quote about how Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut. And I’ll admit that the…

Emily McCombs | October 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Recovered A Repressed Memory Of Abuse

At age 37, while working as an incest writer and researcher, Meredith Maran accused her father of molesting her. Based on a combination of “symptoms” like depression and guilt and…

Emily McCombs | September 27, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Life As A Tattooed Lady

I live in New York City, where every third person on the street has some kind of ink. So it’s easy for me to forget that tattoos often have a…

Emily McCombs | September 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Raised A Fundamentalist

In my life as a 27-year-old media professional in New York City, the subject of God is not one that comes up a lot. Even when it does, I am…

Emily McCombs | September 7, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Lost 100 Pounds (And Found Out What The World Thinks Of Fat People)

I come from a small-ish town in Oklahoma where we’ve never met a vegetable we couldn’t fry and the only thing more super-sized than our portions are the huge church…

Emily McCombs | August 9, 2010 - 2:30 pm