Voices

Voices
Just because a woman enjoys being spanked or having her hair pulled mid-coitus doesn't mean she is giving up equality — it's simply a game she wants to play. Image: WeHeartIt.

I'm A Feminist Who Loves BDSM And I Give Zero F*cks What You Think

As with any book that explores a realm diverging from the mundane, there has been a lot of talk about not only the writing (apparently it sucks), but Read...
Amanda Chatel of Your Tango    |   02.17.16   |   SHARE
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No thanks, Facebook.

When Your Estranged Father Appears In 'People You May Know' On Facebook

My relationship with my father was never father-daughter picnics. Maybe when I was very little — or maybe this is less a memory and more of a wish — Read...
Melissa Petro    |   02.17.16   |   SHARE
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A letter to you, mom, wherever you are.

A Letter To My Estranged Mother

I don’t know where you are — if you are ok, if you have food, shelter, love. I don’t know what you look like now. Read...
joni edelman   |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
My wife is amazing. Her love and support help me have an easier time maintaining control — that’s what’s most important.

I'm A Paranoid Schizophrenic In A Happy Marriage

Aside from the usual stuff that normal people have to deal with on a daily basis, I have to constantly monitor my stress level, as it can cause my Read...
Kevin Nordstrom    |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
Sex + LoveVoices
My parents didn't accept the divorce until the decree was in my hand; and even then their acceptance is given only with the understanding that my marriage was a failure that could have been avoided. Image: WeHeartIt

My Parents Forced Me To Stay Married To My Horribly Abusive Husband

As I said my goodbyes to my parents, I pleaded with them to help me leave him. "Please, you've seen what is going on," I said to them. "You've seen Read...
Eden Strong of Your Tango    |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
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Sure, the appropriate thing to do would have been to put in my two weeks' notice. But even the idea of being in that environment for that much longer sounded like complete torture.

Nothing Is Worth My Happiness — I Quit!

“I hate my job.” It’s a phrase that's thrown around pretty regularly between friends, family members, and even complete strangers discussing their Read...
Janine James    |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
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Sharp Kadijah, out and proud.

Entering Hell: Coming Out As Gay In Uganda

I am Sharp Kadijah, a trans man. I come from the Eastern Region of Uganda, from a town called Mbale. It was on November 22, 2013 when I came out to Read...
Sharp Kadijah    |   02.12.16   |   SHARE
BodiesCultureVoices
This is the closest thing to fate that I know.

Maybe Being Transgender Wasn't A Mistake

Two months on testosterone — while it may not have been fate, I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   02.11.16   |   SHARE