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The small tearing and wearing down of the red skin between my thighs reminds me of something I crave. Something that temperate weather and pristine places just don’t give a body.

Take The Cake: That Louisiana Chub Rub

Leaving Louisiana means going back to a place that’s colder — climactically and culturally. My chub rub will appreciate the cool down, but I am not Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.27.17   |   SHARE
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“I will try to maintain some sort of normalcy today, regardless of what is coming out of me," I assured myself. (Image credit: Flickr/adifansnet)

Who Wears Short Shorts? I Do.

I’m tired of men in suits making decisions on behalf of my lady parts. If you want to control my reproductive system, then you better go ahead and Read...
Nicole Paulus    |   07.27.17   |   SHARE
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Parents Surprise Foster Children With Disney Trip To Reveal Their Adoption

Courtney and Tom Gilmour have been fostering Janielle, 12 and Elijah, 10, for three years. With help from Mickey Mouse, they reveal that they have Read...
Liza Walter   |   07.26.17   |   SHARE
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I’m in this strange place where I have close friends, many acquaintances, and only now am I figuring out what is important to me.

What’s Not Said: It’s So Hard To Make New Friends

The older we get, the harder it is to make close friends. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   07.26.17   |   SHARE
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10 Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask Your Black Friend

I recently went tubing with a new friend. We met at our seasonal summer job and decided to spend the day floating down the Green River. She’s a self- Read...
Annette Richmond    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
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That gut feeling I had of “this is wrong” — that respectful people don’t just go around taking — was correct.

Everyone Needs Consent, Including Your Significant Other

Love is respect. Everyone needs consent, and that doesn’t exclude your significant other. I’ll say it plainly: partners need consent too. Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   07.24.17   |   SHARE
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Less access to quality treatment and resources is deeply concerning given that those that are available already lack understanding about cultural identities and how mental health conditions affect minorities. (Image credit: Instagram/tothebonemovie)

Netflix's 'To The Bone' Is Just Another Example Of Struggle Through A Privileged Lens

Netflix’s latest drama 'To The Bone' just emphasizes the inequity in eating disorder treatment options. The main character, Ellen, is a white, 20- Read...
Caroline Shannon-Karasik    |   07.21.17   |   SHARE
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4 Examples Of Bi+ Erasure That Bisexual People Are Tired Of Hearing

I’ve been told by LGBTQ+ community members and cis straight folks that my identity isn’t real. I’m guessing they've either never seen my Top 10 Hot Read...
Alaina Leary    |   07.21.17   |   SHARE
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