Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: Thoughts On Deferred Admission

It is simple, what happened. I was an eager-eyed and relatively coy 18-year-old who was convinced that I was going to attend any four year university for acting, because I…

Megan Reynolds | August 9, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Refuse To Call Myself “Light-Skinned”

When you grow up in a relatively small town in suburban New Jersey, being the only person of color in your class, you’d understand why I had no idea that…

Terri Huggins | July 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Breaking Up With My Mother

“Oooh this one looks discreet.”

My mom held up a hot pink vibrator. I was 16 years old and instead of going home to do homework or grab…

Jordan Katz | July 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Bearing The Unbearable

This week, I found out my brother is going to be deployed to Afghanistan. Ever since he joined the Marines, as difficult and stressful as the journey has been, I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts On Sisterly Love

Here are my first memories of my sisters.

My newborn sister Jenny is brought home from the hospital, three days after my birthday. I am excited, suspicious, eager,…

Megan Reynolds | July 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Lying About Having A Boyfriend

Two days ago, I lied about having a boyfriend. I don’t do this, ever. This is one of those things I do not like to do. I do not want…

Almie Rose | July 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Don’t Masturbate (But That Doesn’t Make Me A Bad Feminist)

I don’t masturbate. Don’t judge me.

That isn’t to say I never have. I’ve tried. I really have. But it’s always felt more of a chore -– a…

Meghan Murphy | July 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Will Not Pretend To Like Sports For Guys Anymore

I’ve recently come to terms with something: I don’t like sports. This should have been obvious to me a long time ago — like, we’re talking in kindergarten when I…

Mallory Schlossberg | July 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Bad Boss Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Today, I’m going to go where, if you’re a woman, you’re never supposed to go. And that forbidden zone is to talk about the perils of women at work—and specifically,…

Sara DiVello | June 28, 2013 - 1:00 pm

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In…

Emily Heist Moss | June 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts On Being Raised By A Single Dad

Here is a collection of memories from my childhood.

I am in kindergarten, it is story time, I am wearing a turtleneck that itches at my neck and…

Megan Reynolds | June 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Left A Dream Job For My Real Job

Not long ago, I was promoted to Associate Editor at the local Toronto magazine where I had been working as an Assistant Online Editor. Shortly after receiving the news, I…

Brianne Hogan | June 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Single Dad’s Strange Advice Turned Out To Be The Greatest

My father gave great, yet strange advice to me when I was younger. “My advice to you is this,” he said. “Let’s go be bad, let’s go poot in public.”

Katy Conroy | June 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Are Wedding Gifts Optional?

After our wedding, when my husband and I finally got around to opening our gifts and noting who gave what for our thank you cards, we became concerned that a…

Maggie Lite | June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Being Called “Tiny”

Sitting in the sports medicine clinic’s waiting room, I poked at my knee and winced, hoping that the doctor would be able to fix my troubled joints so I could…

Sara Tatelman | June 3, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Finding My Birth Parents

I was 12 when I found out. My stepsister hurled it at me during a fight: “At least I’m not adopted,” she retorted after I called her a four-eyed idiot. My…

Kathy Hatfield | May 31, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Marriage Freaks Me Out

My parents got divorced when I was almost too young to remember. I carry only brief images of the time surrounding their divorce. My mother, in a red dress with…

Megan Reynolds | May 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Did Everything Wrong, But Still Found Love

While many people start online dating to meet people, I joined OKCupid because I knew far too many already. This may sound cold, but I wanted to meet guys outside…

Kristine Rose | May 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Bisexuality, Straight Privilege, And A Place At The Table

Sometimes, I have a hard time talking about being bisexual.

Part of the difficulty is label itself: bisexual. As soon as it’s said out loud, or implied with…

Rachael Leeson | May 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: Taking The Leap

Up until last month, my boyfriend Nick and I had lived in Oregon all of our lives. We both grew up in small towns outside of Portland, and then, after…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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