Lena Chen

Feminists Can Wear Spanx Too

Tracy Clark-Flory, a senior writer at Salon, wrote of anxieties running high as subjects squeezed into uncomfortable shoes and deceptive shapewear at a photo shoot for More magazine's November 2010 feature on young feminism, which both Clark-Flory and I participated in. Her conclusion? "There isn't much that's feminist about a feminist photo shoot."…
By: Lena Chen / October 27, 2010

Cheated: When The Girlfriend & The Other Woman Meet

I’ve had a lot of practice at telling women that their boyfriends are cheating on them with me. Sometimes it feels as if I’m a military representative knocking on the door of a newly widowed army wife. “Hello, my name is Lena. You don’t know me but I’m a friend of your husband’s. There’s something…
By: Lena Chen / September 13, 2008

Feature: The Other Woman

Some people attract commitment-phobes. Others attract loveaholics. I, on the other hand, attract a mutant combination of both: taken men who keep on looking. At first I thought this was merely a bad luck streak. But after being hit on, pursued by, or inadvertently involved with seven attached men in half a year’s time, I…
By: Lena Chen / April 4, 2008