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Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog…

Kate Hakala |

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast…

Jaime Jenett |

Girl Talk: Dear Mom, You Were Right About Everything (Almost)

We haven’t always gotten along. There have been some wicked fights over the years, starting in the sixth grade when I didn’t want to wear my ripe-for-teasing plaid shorts to…

Angela Tung |

Girl Talk: Searching For A Therapist Is Driving Me Crazy

I’m a huge proponent of therapy. I think one of the most powerful and generous things we can do–for ourselves and for those around us–is to deal with our issues…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Girl Talk: Why I Love My Granny Panties

It’s not an accident that when I rummage through my underwear drawer on laundry day, the only pair I can find is a lacy red thong or a silky black…

K.L. Scribe |

Girl Talk: Why Living Together Before Marriage Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

You meet a great guy. You start dating. At first you’re seeing each other once or twice a week and after a month it’s up to three or four. You…

Kate Richlin-Zack |

Girl Talk: How I Became A Problem-Solving, Cheerleading, People-Pleasing Caretaker — To A Fault

I think I can pinpoint when it happened, when I became a caretaker. My parents started having irreparable marital problems when I was 19 (they divorced when I was 20),…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Girl Talk: My First Date, At Age 33

At the age of 33, I went on my first date. 

I met the Brazilian at a nightclub a month before I was set to leave New York…

Melanie Hamlett |

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 |

Girl Talk: Why I’m Hot For Peter Dinklage

It’s not that I have a thing, as it were, for little people. And, God, is that really the politically correct term? Are we serious about this? It’s not that…

Kate Fridkis |

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Peggy Olsen’s Anonymous Hand Job

It happened so quickly, and it was so dark, that it was hard to tell what Peggy Olsen was doing in that movie theater. I texted a friend. 

Anonymous |

Girl Talk: I’m Embracing My Single Status This Wedding Season

When the invitation to my college roommate’s wedding arrived, the envelope read “and Guest.” My heart sped up. I’ve fantasized about having a plus one to introduce to my friend…

Megan Gillin-Schwartz |

Girl Talk: I’m A Compulsive Zit Popper

I have a confession to make: I’m a popper. Not a popper of pills, mind you. I am a popper of pimples. I know that’s gross, and I’m sorry. However,…

Sara Barron |

Girl Talk: Should I Be More Scarred By My Date Rape?

Last week, I met a friend for dinner. The restaurant we tried to go to was crowded, so we decided to wander around and look for a different place to…

Anonymous |

Girl Talk: Why Dating Is Like “Goldilocks & The Three Bears”

I’ve been trying on men lately like Goldilocks testing out chairs and porridge, vacillating between one extreme and the other — scalding hot and limply cold, too soft and too damn…

Annie James |

Girl Talk: He’s Not The Problem — It’s Your Unreasonable Expectations

You think he’s an idiot. He thinks you’re a nut case. You insist he doesn’t understand you. He insists you’re a nut case. You get angry and maybe even cry.

Kate Richlin-Zack |

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 |

Girl Talk: I Was An Unplanned Pregnancy

I was born out of wedlock in Minnesota, to a white mother and an Afghan (not the blanket, the country) father. It was considered pretty scandalous for my mom to be a…

Lula Belle |

Girl Talk: I’m A Binge Eater (Sometimes)

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my boyfriend’s living room table, alone, in the middle of a weekday afternoon, my laptop open, trying to fend off both a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel |

Girl Talk: Our Drinks Were Roofied

“We have a ride to the club tonight,” my friend announced. We left our dormitory and headed into the vehicle of a man my friend met a party.

In…

Lyneka Little |
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