Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Who Loves Channing Tatum

When I came out as a lesbian, my mom cited my rabid N'Sync fandom as evidence that I was obviously mistaken. She was certain that my liking a group of effeminate, nearly prepubescent boys, gyrating to songs about feelings was indicative of my heterosexuality. I’ve used that story as the punch line to my coming…
By: Erika Star / February 13, 2013

Girl Talk: How I’ve Turned Having Breast Cancer Into A Blessing

Did you know that about 10,000 “young” women will get breast cancer this year? I do now. I am one of them. It all started while my boyfriend and I were away for a long weekend to celebrate my 29th birthday. We were lying in bed and I reached my arm across my body. There…
By: Dena Stern / February 11, 2013

Girl Talk: My Parents Are Threatening To Move Away If I Don’t Give Them A Grandchild

My sister is the good daughter. My sister was kind enough to get married and procreate. She’s not only doing the species a favor, but my parents as well. My parents had always wanted to be grandparents to a couple of rascals. My sister gave them two: Jackson and Elliot. My parents are obsessed with…
By: Amanda Chatel / February 7, 2013

Girl Talk: Going Off Of Antidepressants Will Make You Feel Worse Than Depressed

Greetings from zombie-land. That's where I'm currently residing as I go through antidepressant withdrawal. It's a horribly dizzying place, filled with bouts of insomnia, nausea and an episode of neverending flu. It's not a place I recommend visiting, and yet, I've found myself here because I decided to get off of Paxil, the anti-anxiety drug…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

Girl Talk: How I Learned To Stop Equivocating And Just Remove The Jerks From My Life

In the past couple of months, I've tried something new: I've removed people from my life  who were not adding anything to it. I de-friended on Facebook. I unfollowed on Twitter. I stopped responding to emails. This is so unlike me.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2013

Girl Talk: On What It Means To Be A Real Friend

In fall of 2010, I went through maybe one of the lowest points in my life. I was dumped over IM by my live-in boyfriend (yes, that one) and due to a zillion circumstances outside of my control, my work life was in complete chaos. I walked around for weeks with a burning…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

Girl Talk: I Can’t Stop Sleeping

This story begins in a basement waiting room in Brooklyn. My boyfriend and I stare at our phones on a dirty looking love seat across from the reception desk. There's no service, and cellphone games give me headaches, so I pick up an issue of Parenting magazine, even though I am not a parent and --…
By: Caroline Jarvis / January 29, 2013

Girl Talk: What I Learned At An Orgy

I didn’t physically prepare for my first orgy. My husband and I talked about boundaries and asked the friends who invited us about party etiquette. But I didn’t put much thought into what I looked like because I wasn’t planning to do a whole lot. I wanted to meet people, maybe kiss and fondle a…
By: Amanda Goldberg / January 24, 2013

Girl Talk: On The Importance Of Being Alone

I work from home, so I spend a lot of time alone. Eight hours a day, actually, and often more than that. I miss having coworkers (especially because my Frisky coworkers are so freakin' awesome), but my ADD makes it really hard to get anything--especially writing--done anywhere other than a totally controlled, calm environment. Whe…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 22, 2013

Girl Talk: My Roommate’s Boyfriend Stalked Her

A few years ago, I posted a roommate request on Craigslist. I received a handful of responses, and after weeding out the crazies, I invited a few people to come see the apartment. One afternoon, a girl I had contacted stopped by with her boyfriend. She seemed nice, respectful and she really liked the place.
By: Lauren Hunter / January 21, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I’m Leaving My Gun Behind

I named my gun Roxy after the chick on "Army Wives" who I thought was spunky. I'm not your typical gun owner -- in fact, according to a Gallup survey, I fall in the least likely demographic to own a gun: I'm a woman, under 34 years old, a college graduate, I live on the east…
By: Amaya Swanson / January 16, 2013

Girl Talk: How One Asian-American Woman Defied Tradition by Pursuing Her Orgasm

At the age of three, I already didn't want to be a girl. I saw from watching my mom what it was like to be a grown-up girl and it didn't look good. Here are the few memories from childhood that I hadn't managed to suppress: We came home once to find our apartment ransacked…
By: Anonymous / January 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Why We Should Be Talking About Penis Size

Women have no secrets. Not really.  We readily spill the beans about everything from the guy we hooked up with to our marital problems. Discussing our lives is the glue that keeps book clubs together. But there's something we need to talk more openly about: penis size. Not that we haven’t been discussing size, but…
By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / January 8, 2013

Girl Talk: My Name Is Fancy, But Me? Not So Much

There are two main versions of my name story. The first is the one I like telling, which is that I was named after my grandmother’s best friend, Charlotte. It doesn’t make any sense, I know. But it’s better — although I suspect less accurate — than the second version, which is that my mother wa…
By: Chanel Dubofsky / January 7, 2013

Girl Talk: I Have No Patience For Complainers

I consider myself a fairly patient person. I grew up in a house with four siblings and three pets—I can put up with a lot. But if you want to set my foot tapping and my eyes rolling, just start complaining about your life. Recently, for example, I caught up with an old friend. Last…
By: Emma Sarran / December 28, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight of one thousand sorrows dragging behind us. I may feel things intensely, sure. But I'm not someone whose blue-colored glasses see everyone screwed up and the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

Girl Talk: Motherhood & The Tragedy At Sandy Hook Elementary

I am not a mother. This fact has kept me from expressing my heartbreak over the shootings in Sandy Hook. In the aftermath of this horrifying event, I've watched countless friends -- mothers, all of them -- post wrenching status updates on Facebook. I've read them, feeling oddly ashamed inside. These moms talked of compassio…
By: Catherine Zuckerman / December 21, 2012

Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I'm from West Texas -- most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love. I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid eighties, which is good for a woman who only gets to shoot trap once a year. I keep about the same record as my father, who shoot…
By: Haley B. Elkins / December 19, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Stalk His Twitter Feed

I'm not the type of woman to Internet stalk. When I break up with someone, I immediately hide them from my Facebook newsfeed, unfollow them on Instagram and remove them from my Gchat friend list. I feel strongly about this because I know that continuing to follow someone on social media who I have feeling…
By: Anonymous / December 17, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Paid Less Because I’m A Woman, But It’s Mostly My Fault

I was talking to my guy friend about Caitlin Moran’s book How To Be A Woman, which led us to the topic of money. I said that I am a feminist, but I am not completely resistant to guys paying for my meals on dates because most guys I know make more money…
By: Lauren Passell / December 14, 2012
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