Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Dump Me, Do It Over The Phone

We’d like to believe that the best way to break up with a person is to sit down with them face-to-face and have an honest, open discussion about why you feel the relationship should no longer continue. After a calm, mature discussion, you will both come to the amicable conclusion that the relationship isn’t working…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / August 13, 2012

Girl Talk: I Announced My Engagement On Facebook

If you asked me two weeks ago, I would have told you that it's tacky to announce your engagement on Facebook. Facebook is where you discover drunken photos of last night’s debauchery. Where you read status updates on what Sam is having for lunch, the latest internet meme, or what John is listening to o…

By: Sophie Leon / August 9, 2012

Girl Talk: Don’t Try To Understand Me, Just Love Me

After a four year hiatus from online dating, for a number of reasons, I was ready to give it a shot again. The most important being: I think you get out of things what you put into them, and my love life ... well, let's just say my effort level has been minimal at best.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 7, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Checking Your Partner’s Email And Phone Is Not Smart

Recently, Jools Oliver, wife of chef Jamie Oliver, and writer Samantha Brick both proudly declared that they check their husbands' emails and phones regularly, and credit their successful marriages in part to such snooping. Oliver said that even though she monitors her husband's email, phone and Twitter account, "He says I’m a jealous girl, but…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / August 3, 2012

Girl Talk: My Birth Control Gave Me A Mental Breakdown

This piece by Jessie Lochrie was originally published on xoJane.com. I can count the number of times I’ve had sex without condoms on one hand. This isn’t to brag about how I’m some model of safe sex -- it’s because with the exception of a brief, two-week period, I have never been on birth control. I’m not sure if I…

By: Jessie Lochrie / August 2, 2012

Girl Talk: Redefining Vulnerability

“He smokes, which I find gross, but he’s planning to quit soon,” I complained to my roommate about Jason, the guy I’d been dating for about a month. “And did I tell you he doesn’t eat dinner? As in, he has no desire to eat past lunchtime. Weird, right? And he owns seersucker shorts –…

By: Kristen Walker / July 31, 2012

Girl Talk: I Was The Victim Of An Internet Nanny Scam

About a year ago, the ad agency I worked for let me go and while I looked for another job in advertising, I started babysitting to pay the bills. It was somewhat surprising to me how much I liked working as a babysitter: the hours are flexible, the pay is under the table, and you…

By: Lauren Hunter / July 30, 2012

Girl Talk: On Summer Clothes And Body Image

If you were to ask me about my favorite season, fashion-wise, I would always say fall. I would tell you how much I love the deep colors, the sumptuous layers, and the rich textures of wool, leather, and tweed. I love getting dressed up in glamorous coats and take-no-prisoners knee-high boots. I love seeing the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I’m Glad I’m Not In a Sorority

During our senior year of high school in Texas, my friends and I often sat around and discussed sororities: which were the more "elite" sororities to join and which geeky Greek group to avoid. I was usually quiet during these discussions of sorority bashing and blasting. A year later, just watching my friends navigate the…

By: Daley Quinn / July 24, 2012

Girl Talk: My Brush With Reality TV Fame

Surreal didn’t begin to explain my feelings when I saw my cleavage on the side of a New York City bus for the first time. I was in shock when I discovered more advertisements, larger than my Brooklyn apartment, plastered in every popular subway station. It was just beyond weird to be mindlessly flipping through…

By: Robyn Roberts / July 20, 2012

Girl Talk: How I Started Enjoying My Love Life Again

No one does "judgmental" like my Mom. "Sweetheart, I don't understand. If you were building a real relationship with this boy, then why would one text message destroy it all?" She didn't get it. George and I had been friends in college. We'd recently re-connected years later in New York and started having brunch, texting…

By: Rebecca Wiegand / July 18, 2012

Girl Talk: I Was Born A Girl Scout

To ensure my place as a “true Texan,” a jar of actual Lone Star dirt placed underneath the Connecticut hospital delivery bed confirmed that I was technically born on Texas soil. But establishing I was half-Texan was not the only attribute that my mother would assure I inherited from her side of the family, though.

By: Daley Quinn / July 13, 2012

Girl Talk: My Husband At I Are Both Work-At-Home, Stay-At-Home Parents

My husband and I weren’t making a political statement, revolutionizing the stay-at-home parenting dynamic or sticking it to corporate America when we deliberately choose to both be work-at-home, stay-at-home parents. While there are lots of acronyms for one parent doing this—WAHM, SAHM, WAHD and beyond—I have yet to see one that fits our family. Perha…

By: Susan Finch / July 12, 2012

Girl Talk: The Girls In The Clique (And How I Accidentally Flashed Them)

I didn’t know girls still did cliques at this age. I mean, I guess I could’ve figured it out, but I didn’t really give it much thought. I was homeschooled, so I missed a lot of that stuff, which I’ve always felt lucky for. But no one can miss all of it. It takes about…

By: Kate Fridkis / July 10, 2012

Girl Talk: The Evolution Of Female Friendship

When I was wee, I was best friends with the girls who were handy. Neighborhood kids, playgroup participants, and the like. In grade school, I gravitated toward girls who were brainy like me. Since book smarts were considered to be at odds with potential popularity, and since I had more going in the Brains Department…

By: Sally McGraw / July 6, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Nervous Nude

Writing about body love and acceptance? That's my jam. Teaching women to embrace their supposed "flaws," accept that physical beauty comes in infinite forms, and learn to love their own bodies just as they are? My life's quest. So it is with great trepidation that I reveal the following: I really dislike being naked. I mean, if…

By: Sally McGraw / June 29, 2012

Girl Talk: Pinterest Ruined My Wedding Planning

I heard about Pinterest at a wedding reception last year and within 24 hours, I was hooked. I had to pin everything: I grabbed every vegan recipe, organizing tip, cute outfit, inspirational quote, and makeup tutorial I could get my freshly ombre-manicured fingers on. Then, a few months later, I got engaged and suddenly it…

By: Jillian Stafford / June 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I Hate My Husband’s Exes, With Zero Exceptions

I’m just going to come clean: I hate every woman my husband has ever dated. I won’t apologize for it or try to get over it. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will always hate them to some degree, depending on the depth of their relationship. If she was a random hook up,…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / June 26, 2012

Girl Talk: Planning My Lesbian Jewish Wedding

In my mid-twenties, I came out as a lesbian. But the hardest part wasn't even coming out: it was realizing my wedding would be different and therefore I was different. It took me a few years to come to terms with the fact that my wedding wouldn’t have a groom or any of the other…

By: Sara-Rivka Davidson / June 25, 2012

Girl Talk: I Was Born With A Cleft Palate

I was born with a giant, gaping hole in the roof of my mouth. Also known as a cleft palate, the cave within my lips has been through a 20-year nightmare from which I recently awoke. A rather rare occurrence, I was born with a cleft palate, but not a cleft lip. My cleft palate surgery…

By: Daley Quinn / June 22, 2012
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