How To Do Nudes Right

Since the dawn of the Internet and the invention of the camera phone  we have been warned against the dangers of sending nudes.

How To Do Nudes Right

Since the dawn of the Internet and the invention of the camera phone  we have been warned against the dangers of sending nudes.

Fatkini Girl Gone Wild

Life is short. A cliché, but very true. I made plans to do things this year that I never had before.

Fatkini Girl Gone Wild

Life is short. A cliché, but very true. I made plans to do things this year that I never had before.

Girlfriend Intervention and Other Reasons Why I Hate the Strong Black Woman Trope

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While in my dorm room the other night, trying to do my homework, I noticed that my roommate was watching a new TV show called Girlfriend Intervention. I decided to tune in mostly because I was distracted and by the end of the episode I was, to say the least, upset.

The show, airing on Lifetime, follows Tanisha (formerly of Bad Girls Club) and her friends, as they try to help white women who are…

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An Ode to a Middle School Mindset

An Ode to a Middle School Mindset

Here’s to the day you remembered where your home room was. Here’s to sitting wherever you want at lunch. Here’s to walking up to the front of school at 7:45am, and having your friend’s gush over your new shoes. Here’s to the math teacher who asked you to write a poem because they heard you like to write. Here’s to finding your favorite film adaptation of a book. Here’s to blasting your favorite…

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The Words I Was Looking For

I love the escape of a wandering mind. I love picking apart the words of Sylvia Plath and Rumi till they blossom into meaningful lessons in my soul.

The Words I Was Looking For

I love the escape of a wandering mind. I love picking apart the words of Sylvia Plath and Rumi till they blossom into meaningful lessons in my soul.

Girl Fight

You might remember the 2005 hit “Girlfight” by Lil Jon and about six one hit wonders. No? Well, it goes:

I don’t fight, I don’t argue, I just hit that chick with a bottle.

I don’t know many women who can say they’ve glassed another women, but I’m sure most of us have at least graphically imagined the scene when a girl (a ‘bitch’) has got all up in yo’ grill. If you didn’t know, women are…

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Four False Mantras We Need to Remove in Order to Live Happier Lives

1. “I’m not like most girls” is one of the top phrases that needs to die in a fire.

Four False Mantras We Need to Remove in Order to Live Happier Lives

1. “I’m not like most girls” is one of the top phrases that needs to die in a fire.

Understanding the Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Case Does not Require an Understanding of Football

Understanding the Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Case Does not Require an Understanding of Football

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On Monday, TMZ released footage (although there’s a strong argument to be made against members of the public viewing it) from the Atlantic City, N.J. hotel elevator in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had allegedly assaulted his partner, Janay Palmer, in February. Before the video was accessible, the NFL had suspended Rice for two games before commissioner Roger Goodell publicly…

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'First Time' and Virginity as a Social Construct

‘First Time’ and Virginity as a Social Construct

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The prospect of losing my virginity made me feel physically sick with nerves. What if I did something wrong? What if I wasn’t ‘satisfactory?’ What if my boyfriend actually wasn’t sexually attracted to me at all? This nervousness was rooted in the fact that I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was nineteen. All of my friends were in on and off relationships from around the age of fourteen/fifteen,…

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Breaking News: Celebrities’ Nude Pictures Are Not Yours to Enjoy

Breaking News: Celebrities’ Nude Pictures Are Not Yours to Enjoy

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Over 100 female celebrities’ phones —including Aubrey Plaza, McKayla Maroney, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Upton— were hacked on Sunday and their private, intimate pictures were published online on 4chan. They were then shared on Imgur and Reddit’s thread, The Fappening (r/Fapenning). I first learned about what happened through Jezebel. Initially, Isha Aran shared the link of the Imgur album…

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