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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 my 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