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True Story: I Invited Elijah Wood To My High School Dance

I was 10 when I fell in love at first sight with Elijah Wood. I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Atlanta, GA. My aunt got a movie starring him for us to watch because “it’s about two 10-year olds.”

That movie was Paradise, a sad jam about Melanie Griffith and Don… More »


True Story: My Homeschooling Experience Was Nothing Like The Duggars’

#NotAllHomeschoolers More »


True Story: My Tweet About An OKCupid Creep Went Viral (And The Internet Thinks I Should Date Him)

Burn everything. More »


True Story: Plastic Surgery Couldn’t Fix Me

And it can’t “fix” you either. More »


True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a… More »


True Story: I Had A Massive Uterine Polyp

I could have bled to death. Fun! More »


True Story: Meet Brother Dean Saxton, The Slut-Shaming Preacher Who Thinks “God Laughs At Your Rape”

I have been doing the porn convention circuit since 2013. We have done shows in so many cities, from Fort Lauderdale, to Chicago, to Edison, New Jersey. But never in my life have I experienced anything like what went down last weekend in Texas, at Exxxotica’s first Dallas convention. I was excited by the idea of… More »


True Story: How Sewing Empowered Me To Shape My Own Body Image

Uncomfortable with being told what clothes you can or can’t wear? Give sewing a go. More »


True Story: I Attended A Luxury BDSM Weekend

Queue my domme spirit quest. More »


True Story: I Shouted Down A Naked Dude In My Coffee Shop

I don’t know about you, but I find suddenly coming face-to-junk with a strange man to be pretty alarming. More »


True Story: Life After A Famous Political Sex Scandal

It hasn’t been easy for Monica and me. More »


True Story: I Spent My Childhood Obsessed With “Funny Girl”

Actor Omar Sharif died today, and the first thing I noticed about all the headlines about his death were the fact that they all mentioned “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago” and that none of them mentioned “Funny Girl.” Having not had much coffee yet, this kind of bothered me. Sure, those movies are OK… More »


True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example. More »


True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice

I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.

It’s alright if you need a minute. Go ahead and reread it. More »


True Story: He Cheated, I Stayed

I knew exactly what I’d do if I found out my partner had cheated. At least, I thought I did. The truth of the matter is, no one knows how they will react in that situation until they are faced with the agonizing truth. Your mind will be flooded with questions like “Why did this… More »


True Story: So This One Time I Was Rejected By A Weird Sex Cult

I was 15 years old when we moved to Rochester, NY. The big fight we had at the time was that I thought I should go to the School of the Arts and study acting, and my parents did not. I was pretty sure I would be awesome at being Irene Cara — and Taye… More »


True Story: I Had An Altercation With A Black Man — And Luckily, Police Weren’t Involved

A video recorded by a citizen journalist, which captured footage of the LAPD shooting and killing an unarmed homeless Black man in broad daylight, has been circulating on the internet this week. The man in the video, nicknamed Africa, was shot several times by police in front of his tent home on Skid… More »


True Story: Married … With A Roommate

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city… More »


True Story: I Was Stalked By A Random Dude And My Friends Laughed About It

Last week, I had a stalker experience that left me feeling very uneasy. I frequent a Starbucks about a mile away from my house and sometimes just spend the entire day there writing. On one particular afternoon, a young man came into the cafe. I just happened to look up at that same exact moment… More »


True Story: I Dated A Sociopath (And I Liked It)

I spent most of my late teens and twenties the way a lot of girls/women do, flip-flopping between the guy who couldn’t find his self-esteem with a military-issued navigational system and the guy who was so self-centered he never went down on me without expecting six blowjobs in return. When I hit 30, I needed… More »


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