Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: I’m The Uncool Older Sister

I used to be a cool older sister. I had all sorts of secret older sister knowledge. So when I told my little brother Gabe that I was a witch…

Kate Fridkis | April 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: He Was The Prom Queen

When I received a Facebook request from a statuesque woman named “Carol Lee,” I knew the face but not the name. Mentally, I scanned my Midwest childhood, former life as…

Ann Votaw | April 3, 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: On Being The Other Woman

Even though I’m not necessarily proud of it, I will admit I’ve been the other woman … more than once.

Come to think of it, I’ve been tempting…

Kate Richlin-Zack | March 29, 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

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

It’s been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send…

Leonora Epstein | March 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school…

Kate Fridkis | March 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Had A Miscarriage

As I lay on the floor next to my boyfriend getting ready for to play another round of Dance Central on our Xbox, I thought to myself , Something is

Kristol Roberts | March 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Love After Cancer

I was on the way to the hospital when he called to arrange our first date. Sobbing, I pressed “Ignore” and tried to steady my breathing. I wondered if I…

Lindsey Claire | March 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Would Be Happy To Be The Breadwinner

Growing up, my parents made about the same amount of money, which wasn’t all that much; we were solidly on the lower end of the middle class. As far as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Make My First Dates Compete At Quiz Night

By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you have likely been on dozens of first dates. Be they through a set up, a slurry meeting in a bar, a random…

Annie James | March 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Am Setting The Pace Now

After seven years single (give or take six months here and two months there), I’ve realized how much I’ve underestimated the concept of pacing. A major factor in compatibility is…

Ami Angelowicz | March 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Created A J-Date Profile For Madonna

After half a century on this planet, Madonna has creative expression and power, intellectual curiosity, beautiful children, financial security (and then some), and a team of friends and colleagues who…

Wendy Shanker | March 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Going Back To Therapy To Deal With My Anger

Last week, my mom and I were on one of our regular “dates,” headed to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Discovery Times Square. Times Square is definitely an…

Annika Harris | March 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Madonna Is Down With The Swirl

Madonna’s book was large and black, with SEX embossed on the front. The coffee-table book of all coffee-table books was an enigma to me, sort of like Madonna herself. One…

Tamara Lynch | March 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending…

Sarah Marian Seltzer | March 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Am Not A Victim Of Dating

Ugh, it’s so unfair.

What did I do to deserve this?

No one ever asks me out.

Dating — or whatever you want to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Kirk Cameron Tried To Ruin My View Of Sex

When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated…

Jamie Beckman | March 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: I Went To Prom With My Bully

Yesterday, Lady Gaga launched her anti-bullying foundation, Born This Way, at Harvard University. This got me thinking of my own days as a bullied pre-teen—and the sweet revenge I was…

Kiri Blakeley | March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Dating Younger Guys

His name was Patrick, but everyone referred to him as “the 17-year-old.” That was how his number was saved in my phone. I met the 17-year-old while visiting my 17-year-old…

Rachel White | March 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm
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