Culture
"Within this song there is defiance, empowerment and hope." Image: Halcyon.

"Can't Shoot A Rainbow/Love is Louder": A Song To Benefit The Victims Of The Orlando Shooting And Their Families

I am so pleased to offer this piece of music from one of my favorite humans (incidentally, my cousin): Deb Hunseder, a musician who has performed at Read...
joni edelman   |   06/24/2016 - 11:17   |   SHARE
Culture
To elevate this dish, consider drinking a dirty martini while your asparagus roasts. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Roasted Heirloom Tomato And Asparagus Salad

Asparagus. It's a definite love-it-or-hate-it kind of vegetable. In general, I'm a veggie lover, but I'm a super asparagus fan. There is no way that Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Voices
My mom has been an invaluable mentor — not just to me, but to many of my friends.

A Mother's Wisdom: Why Everyone Needs A Mentor And A Friend

Back in my early twenties, I struggled financially. But more so in that much-mocked Millennial quest of “finding myself,” I made a number of Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I’ve become kind of obsessed with this, and I know I shouldn’t.

Ask Erin: Help! I Can't Stop Stalking My Boyfriend On Social Media

I wanted my boyfriend to post pictures with me. I posted pics as well. This might sound childish, but there were always these girls trying to break Read...
Erin Khar    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Bodies
The changes in our bodies tell our life stories, for better or worse. Image: Thinkstock.

Our Bodies Are Meant To Change

I am a perimenopausal woman in her 40s who still feels like a 23-year-old at heart. I cannot stop the progression of time and its effects on my Read...
Victoria Fedden of Babble    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Bodies
Whatever you decide to put on your body while you are swimming with your family, have fun with it. Image: Thinkstock.

The Mombod Swimsuit Guide

The Internet has told us that instead of selling our wild summer children to a band of traveling performers, we should go swimming with them instead Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06/24/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Voices
Feminist porn is about portraying the performers as human beings, not objects. Image: Lucie Blush/Twitter.

Why I Became A Feminist Porn Director

Feminist porn is different to normal porn. It’s about women taking control of their sexuality, having an equal voice and being entitled to enjoy and Read...
Lucie Blush of SHESAID    |   06/23/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Families
Your children will look back on these moments as memories that make them giggle for years to come. Image: London Scout/Unsplash.

Cursing, And Everything Else That Actually Isn't Messing Up Our Kids

Every single day of our lives, since the moment that we bring home our beautiful child from the hospital — well, actually, well before that — we are Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06/23/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE