trauma

The fashion industry told me that I was not deserving of a childhood at a very young age.

How Access To Plus-Size Fashion Changed (And Saved) My Life

When we don't allow fat girls access to age-appropriate clothing, we're sending one terrible, chilling message: You're too big to deserve a childhood. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

We saw Hurricane Ike coming for days before it made landfall. It was just two short years post-hurricane Katrina, and all of south Texas and Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
Minds

Stop Questioning Emotional Abuse — Victims Of It Do That Enough On Their Own

Am I misrepresenting? Am I misunderstanding? Am I misremembering? Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
Minds

Sex, Shame, And Sex-Esteem: Unlearning Harmful Attitudes Toward Sexuality

It’s time we stop teaching shame and start spending more time fostering healthy sexual identities in young girls. Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
tequila shots (via Thinkstock)

Tequila Changed My Sex Life; How It Did Will Surprise You

This felt dysfunctional. Who needs alcohol to have better sex? That’s ridiculous. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Image credit: Christopher Flynn via Unsplash

Navigating The Trauma Of Moving

Moving can be a traumatic experience. We often forget how many remnants of the past we hold onto—whether intentionally or accidentally, just because Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.4.17   |   SHARE
Me telling a boy “no” should be the end of the discussion.

No, I’m Not A Tease; I’m Still Coping With My Rape

I have to remind myself of this at least once a week. I have it written in three of my notebooks, actually. I am not a tease. I am still coping with Read...
Korey Lane    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I’m here alone. I’m free and clear of all attachments.

Learning To Love The Grey: Leaving Behind The Ghosts Of Loves Past In New Orleans

Loving means giving up control. Releasing something to the universe. It’s not prescriptive. There is no place for black and white in love. It’s the Read...
Celia Finkelstein    |   07.25.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads