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I wasn’t just wearing a swimsuit; I was moving in one. Image: Thinkstock.

How I Overcame My Swimsuit Phobia And Learned To Appreciate My Body

My swimsuit phobia started in middle school — that breeding ground of body shame and fear. One minute I’m a kid excitedly putting on my pink two-piece and running into the ocean, the next, I’m avoiding any place where people are known to live in their swimsuits and I might be forced to wear one.


SoCal Gets Fierce: L.A. Welcomes First Trans Modeling Agency

Looks like the City of Angels just scored some extra-special wings!


Maxine Nunes: Accomplished Writer, Forever New Yorker

From New York to LA, this lady knows a good story.


Emily: Media Studies Graduate

Spotted: Downtown Oakland

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Should Condoms Be Handed Out In Prison?

Because sex behind bars happens, you guys.


Amy Dresner: Writer, Bare-It-All Badass

comedian. recovering addict. mental health advocate.

Clearly, this woman lives in Boise, Idaho (Credit: Thinkstock)

The Best And Worst Places To Be Single (Sorry Yonkers)

The best place to be single and ready to mingle in the new year? Boise, Idaho. No, seriously.


Unforgiving Light: Flash Fiction

Alison learned from her grandmother how a plastic smile could take you places—especially in a place like Hollywood.