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Girl Talk: The Evolution Of Female Friendship

When I was wee, I was best friends with the girls who were handy. Neighborhood kids, playgroup participants, and the like. In grade school, I gravitated toward girls who were…

Sally McGraw | July 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m A Nervous Nude

Writing about body love and acceptance? That’s┬ámy jam. Teaching women to embrace their supposed “flaws,” accept that physical beauty comes in infinite forms, and learn to love their own bodies…

Sally McGraw | June 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Finding Body Acceptance At The Tattoo Parlor

When I think of locales that are likely to offer me an onslaught of body-related judgment, I think of the beach, the bar, and the gym. I mean, body judgment…

Sally McGraw | April 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Mirror, Mirror: The Price Of Looking Good

Most conspiracy theories make me giggle. I’m a pretty open-minded gal, but the notion that the moon landing was faked strikes me as downright bizarre. However, I do believe that…

Sally McGraw | April 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Don’t Judge Me For Not Drinking

I ran with a pretty tame crowd as a high schooler. We considered it a wild night if  we’d wrapped a musical theater production and all piled into someone’s basement to…

Sally McGraw | April 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Ditched The Scale

I started watching what I ate around third grade. A boy in my class had made a crack about my weight — an aspect of my physical self I’d never…

Sally McGraw | April 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Husband And I Have Separate Bank Accounts

My husband is my best friend in the world. I’m sure I’ve caused several cavities just by saying so, and can hear a few of you making gagging noises through…

Sally McGraw | March 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

5 Reasons To Wear Color With Color

I remember the first time I was told that black and white should only be worn with … each other. Maybe a little gray or brown, if you’re feeling crazy.

Sally McGraw | January 5, 2012 - 11:00 am

7 Reasons You Should Compliment Total Strangers

Ours is an increasingly insular society. Hop on the subway and you’ll see dozens of people plugged into their phones. Sit down in a cafeteria and you’ll observe…

Sally McGraw | January 3, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: Fashion Policing Can Be Brutal

A note about this piece: The Frisky obviously regularly features our own brand of celebrity fashion policing (The Good, The Bad & The WTF, generally). When Sally, who regularly writes

Sally McGraw | November 22, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’ll Never Play In Another Band With My Husband

When I was 25 years old, I was in a band. It was a dinky little coffeeshop folk-rock band, but MAN it was fun. I had just enough skill to…

Sally McGraw | November 17, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Went On A Shopping Ban … And It Backfired

I’m fairly certain that I have an addictive personality. I’ve avoided drugs, gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol based on those suspicions, and likely will continue to do so until my dying…

Sally McGraw | September 26, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Don’t Diet

When I was in sixth grade, my boyfriend told me he didn’t care that I was fat. He loved me anyway, just as I was.

It was something along…

Sally McGraw | September 21, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why Pants Scare Me

Last week, I bought new pants. And while that may sound like a mind-numbingly mundane act to you, believe me when I say that the earth shook a little. I…

Sally McGraw | August 17, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: What Is It With Guys And Short Hair?

About six months ago, my naturally curly locks entered a fussy phase. My hair has always been a delicate ecosystem, but some unidentified hormonal, dietary, or environmental shift had caused…

Sally McGraw | August 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Tattoos 101: Everything You Need To Know If You Want To Get Inked

Two years ago, I got my fifth tattoo, a large red and black crown on the back of my neck. I went home to visit my parents and was stunned…

Sally McGraw | June 28, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Dressing Vs. Dieting

Every winter, I pack on about 15 pounds. I live in Minneapolis, which means that my city may be blanketed in snow from early-November through mid-May, and all that dark,…

Sally McGraw | May 24, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Ladyparts Hurt

Two years ago, I was sitting in the bathtub cheerfully shampooing my unruly mop of hair and engaging my morning ablutions. When the time came to wash my privates, a…

Sally McGraw | May 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm