Four Poems by Danielle Susi

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Portrait of a Man Fishing hold-less hands crossing streetsbeds overlooking hollow light shining down onbeef stir fry vapors escaping from Read More →

I Am Not My Boobs: My Tortured Relationship With My Breasts

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I have big boobs and it’s a problem. Read More →

Three Poems By Maggie May Ethridge

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intellectual body of work revolution. my red cells spin in your PhD hands, your big breasts firmly encapsulated by the Read More →

Shine On You Lovely Firecracker: Our 4th of July Outfit Ideas

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4th of July: socializing, cold drinks, burgers (sorry, veggie friends), laughter, fireworks…and fashion! Read More →

Poetry by Sarah Maria Medina

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Santa Lucia’s mouth as shadow boxer Querida, fold back the devoted mouth that only brought pleasure, circle the way she Read More →

Nirvana Saved Me From My Family’s Sexism

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My love for Nirvana, punk rock and the alternative indie genre in general have, somewhat obviously, helped shape who I am today. Greg Graffin taught me to, as the song goes, DO WHAT YOU WANT. Read More →

An Interview With Lina Esco, From The Free The Nipple Movement

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It’s important that women understand that it’s important to have the choice to do what we want with our bodies, just like men do. Read More →

One New York Summer

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Lying in bed at night, with sadness and sweetness I think about them, the men I didn’t dare let myself love: nine years apart, contained in perfect, finite moments of my life, in glorious summers of writing and eating, of pleasure and moving forward. Read More →

Cleo from 5 to 7: 1962 French Cinema, Tarot & The Gaze

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Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), by Agnes Varda, is a gorgeous french film about a woman awakening to life under the shadow of death. Read More →

Feminist Zine Round-Up!

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From us, to you: all of our killer recommendations for feminist zines! Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Angry? Maybe That’s Good

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Look to your passion in life. What sets you on fire? Your Weekly Tarot for the end of June! Read More →

A Veritable Manwich of Misogynist Manure: This Vagina Beauty Contest Is A Thing

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No more the deli meat references. Read More →

Not At The Dinner Table: Religion and Politics From A Feminist “Good Girl”

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It confounds me that anyone would dream of putting good, holy people in the same box as Dylann Roof. Yet, I shouldn’t be surprised. Ignorance and hatred are rapacious. Read More →

5 Products You Need Now, No Matter The Sephora Return Policy

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Like the fall of the Roman Empire, we gorged ourselves on savings from Sephora, bringing forth our own complete and inevitable destruction.
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Guitarist Vs. Geico, Round Three: A Brief Detour Into the Past

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In order to recover from the physical trauma of a car accident I didn’t cause, I had to start processing deeply-buried emotional trauma from a horrific childhood that was also not my fault. Read More →

Night Fires and Circular Memory: The Poetry of Lucía Estrada

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…and fumble with the boundless body of your memory. Read More →

The Small Town Girl Syndrome

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Being a teenager in a small town is to be acquainted with the heart of boredom. Read More →

Small Town Drag: Big Lessons In Feminism

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I am a small town drag queen with big dreams. I’m known around town as Coco Jem Holiday. Read More →

Dress Codes, Double Standards & 4 Other Subtle Ways Women Face Sexism at Work

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When Ellen Pao, a California business woman, faced gender discrimination at work, she decided to do something about it. Here’s how to tackle sexism at work. Read More →

Dear Poet Who Never Wrote Me Back

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I know from reading an interview that you appreciated your mentors and even name them in dedications, revealing that you understand how important encouragement is to a new poet. Read More →

Poetry by Christine Gosnay

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Meditation With Tiger’s Eye in the Fist A thin mist leads whitegreen mountains into dream. There is an organ secret Read More →

Diary of A Poet’s Weekend

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But then those weekends come along that hit heavy and remind you that you’re a human filled with connections. Forget your umbrella, let the sky fall on your face. Read More →

Self-Love Doesn’t Occur In A Vacuum

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When we lie to ourselves, live in denial, or fail to admit our faults, we fail to see past our mistakes and to evolve as people Read More →

The Final Four Queens: Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 (Ep. 12)

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If you’re having Drag Race withdrawal, stop jonesing and get your fix with my poetry’s dose of new episodes—or at least, new insights into old ones. Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: When To Say Screw This

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Screwing has so many different meanings. Your Weekly Tarot for 06/22/2015-06/28/2015. Read More →

Some Very Specific Thoughts About Taylor Swift’s 1989 Album

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Taylor Swift is a contemporary pop demon. Read More →

Making Out: Un-Taming

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Making Out is a Luna Luna column centered around how issues observed in the high school classroom could translate to those of adulthood. Read More →

Everything You Want Is Attainable, Actually

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See that job over there. That job needs to get done. Someone has to do it. Why not you? These Read More →

Poetry by Trista Edwards

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A BOY BEATEN WITH AN ELDER STICK The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one Read More →

Join Us, Darling: We’re Seeking Writers & Editors

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We’re looking for writers and editors. Is that you? Read More →

Very Cool: The Fly With Amelia Foundation Helps Young Women Fly

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A woman named Amelia Earhart started the Fly With Amelia Foundation Same name, no relation, but a passion for flight. Read More →

I’m Not Fat But I’m Not Skinny: Why Does It Matter?

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Here’s what everyone had to say when I wrote, ‘I’m not fat, but I’m not skinny.’ Read More →

The Best Dark Red Lipstick Out There, For All Budgets

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From femme fatale to lunch date, dark red lipstick can never, ever grow old. Here are our favorites. Read More →

X-Files Throwback: Dana Scully & The Skeptical Woman

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X-File’s Dana Scully is the original TV feminist. Read More →

[LIT] Fertility

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her culture, her club, her coterie, and enters heaven, a near-hit virgin, Read More →

Romeo and Juliet: How I Learned To Appreciate Their Love

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As a teenager, the sort with a nose in a book, I found it easy to mock Romeo and Juliet. They represented everything mushy and lovelorn and silly Read More →

In Defense of Jurassic World’s Claire Dearing

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We can burn our bras or buy up all the pinkest, laciest ones. Why must there be a constant policing of woman’s bodies from both men and women alike? Perhaps I digress. Read More →

Swans: A Film and Television Playlist

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Today I’d like to talk about the mythology of swans in film and television. Read More →

Pocketful of Poesy: Poetry Horoscopes for June

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Poetry by Adam Deutsch

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Shaving is Too Easy I know my face could not handle any fraction of whatever a mach really is. I Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Crazy Dream Time

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Crazy dreams? Your unconscious is calling you. Your Weekly Tarot for 06/15/2015-06/20/2015. Read More →

Op-Ed: Rachel Dolezal Wasn’t Strong Enough To Be Herself

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It would appear then that only white people can decided exactly how black they want to be. The idea of being able to be “transracial” is nothing more than an example of Rachel Dolezal’s white privilege. Read More →

Not at the Dinner Table: Religion and Politics from a Feminist “Good Girl”

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There was no church, no mass, no incense, no sign of the cross. But there was God. Read More →

In Praise of Retreat

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Paris: Everyone with exhausting attention to detail, impeccable style. I lounge on the window seat and stare out, a neighbour’s drawn curtains. Think: am I supposed to want marriage? Read More →

Jurassic World: Feminist or Not?

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Does Jurassic World live up to the feminist legacy of Jurassic Park? Read More →

Selections From Arielle Greenberg’s “Locally Made Panties”

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EVERYONE IS DRESSED THEIR BEST AT THE CONFERENCE I notice that everyone is dressed their best at the writing conference Read More →

Love and Mercy, Not Blood and Bullets by Jo Scott-Coe

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For almost four years now, as I’ve completed a second book, 1966 has weighed heavily on my mind. Maybe you were born that year, or one of your siblings was. Maybe you got married then, or your parents did. Perhaps you graduated, or got drafted. Maybe you lost someone—to distance, disease, or drinking; to random violence or Vietnam. Read More →

Hypergraphia: The Compulsion to Write

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When I was a child I had my first nervous breakdown- a primary episode of Bipolar Disorder… Read More →

Beauty & Rage: Lana Del Rey’s Atlantic City Concert Review

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Lana Del Rey is our generation’s Jessica Rabbit. She may not dress like her contemporaries, but she oozes glamour and nudity in other ways: her stare, her vulnerability, her letting-go. Read More →

Is Marilyn Monroe My Guardian Angel?

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BY ELLIE STEWART On June 1st, the world wished Marilyn Monroe happy birthday on what would have been her 89th Read More →

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