Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in writing and a tendency to spill things. She splits her time between writing for kids and adults, and her debut picture book, And Also an Octopus, is due out next year. She is the co-host of the r/Take podcast. You can find her short fiction on Joyland Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, The Tusk and Boing Boing or on her website,

Maggie Tokuda-Hall's Articles

A Handy Guide To Not Fucking Up Your Wedding (According To Everyone But Me)

Who the fuck is the groom? Who cares, amirite! This is all about you. You’ve been dreaming about this day since you were a little girl, right? RIGHT? You haven’t? Shit. Start over again,
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   05.4.15 2am   |   SHARE

Don't Call It Mansplaining—Call It Powersplaining

As feminists always on the search for allies, we do ourselves a disservice by using a term with only partial accuracy.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   04.16.15 2am   |   SHARE

The Dubious Glory Of The Diva Cup

With the goal of period-ing like a goddamn champ, I decided to try the Diva Cup, and report back to you its various benefits. So. You’re welcome.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   04.9.15 1pm   |   SHARE

(Cross)Fit To Print: On Weight And Writing

And I am not one of those people who just plows through rough starts. I love to quit. If there's anything I'm super good at, it's bowing out.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   04.7.15 2am   |   SHARE

OKCupid Dating For Dummies

You can do it. I believe in you.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   04.3.15 1am   |   SHARE

My Abortion Was A Hard Choice—But The Right One

The body does not want an abortion, and subjects a woman to misery. But that may be a good thing.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   03.19.15 12pm   |   SHARE

That Time I Dated A Married Couple

It's the most overtly sexual life choice I've ever made, and it's fun. I feel the urge to call someone, to tell them what I just did, to brag.
Maggie Tokuda-Hall    |   03.16.15 7am   |   SHARE