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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

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
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