Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed…

Claire Mysko | May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Parenting Made Me Question Myself As A Mother

When I was pregnant, everyone warned me not to judge myself against other women either positively or negatively. They told me not to compare myself to the Super Moms, the…

Susan Finch | May 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: My OBGYN Visit In Iran

As I am getting ready to leave for the doctor’s office, Auntie Shadi gives me a warning: “Now don’t expect to be seen exactly on time. This is not America.”…

Bahar Anooshahr | May 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Dreams Of My Future Self

The unexpected side effect of running into an old friend from college on the subway and falling deeply in love with Him, for me, has been a renewed interest in…

Ami Angelowicz | May 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children.

By the way, I don’t have any kids.

During an office baby…

Michelle Garcia | May 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How To Deal When Everyone Else Is Obsessed With You Getting Engaged

I’ve had a boyfriend for four years and we’re not engaged. I know. But we like it that way for now. Seriously. 

To me, getting married is not…

Lauren Levine | May 3, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was In A Sorority & I’m Not A Psycho

My phone blips. Another email. Given that I’m stuck at an un-jaywalkable intersection in the East Village, I pause to open it. It’s another reply to my sorority sister’s chain…

Sarah Gray | April 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: My Hot And Cold Relationship With OKCupid

It’s that time of the year when people are having drinks outside, couples are PDA-ing, and I’m re-activating my OKCupid profile. I have a notorious reputation for constantly deleting and…

Mallory Schlossberg | April 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Well, of course, someone had to take some photos of me at a party, wearing my favorite dress (should I just stop wearing the clothes I love to events where…

Kate Fridkis | April 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Queerness Includes Men & That’s OK

Jared’s* question came during a sex party a few months ago, after some steamy foreplay organically led to this discussion: “Can I fuck you now?”

It caught me…

Amanda Goldberg | April 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On The Stigma Of Mental Illness In The Asian Community

It was a workday of minor annoyances. Everything at my temp job had gone normally, except for a snippy email from IT and a laminator malfunction that forced me to…

Kelly Kanayama | April 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Terrified Of Sex

Me: I’m sorry! It’s just not going in!

Him: Don’t worry – we can always try later…

Me: I’m really sorry! I’m just so scared! (Sobbing.

Kelly Kanayama | April 8, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Thin-Privileged Fat Activist

Once upon a time — before URLs, handles, likes and shares — I put some good old-fashioned postage stamps inside an envelope and sent away for a zine (made of…

Claire Mysko | April 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Was A Living Nightmare

My husband was always a little strange — but that’s par for the course in a marriage sometimes. Sure, he covered his face whenever he encountered the smell of bleach,…

Frankie DeMoines | April 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Yeah, I Can Squirt

I’m no sexual stunt woman. I didn’t even know female ejaculation existed until about five years ago. At the time, it seemed like nothing I needed to worry about. You’d…

Cara Russell | March 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in…

Courtney Young | March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Lied To My Gynecologist About My Number Of Sexual Partners

I didn’t think I was ashamed of the number of sexual partners I’ve had in the 20 years I’ve been getting it on until I found myself filling in a…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | March 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Being Brutally Honest In My Online Dating Profile

“I’m an empty essay, fill me out!” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank OkCupid profile.

Armed with a Diet Coke…

Jennifer Garam | March 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Nude Model

The flash went off with a “pop” and the photographer patiently told me to loosen up. My hands were sweaty and my heart was beating a mile a minute. Trying…

Anonymous | March 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Have Long Labia

I’m not sure when or in what context I first realized that I have long labia. Maybe it was that teasing comment from an ex boyfriend, oh, seven years ago.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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