Natalie Slaughter

Natalie Slaughter

Bio

Natalie is a former Texan currently living in LA who enjoys politics, cooking, video games, comic books and spending more money than she should at ModCloth. She takes her nerd title as seriously as she does her writing and believes anything's a good story if you tell it right.

Natalie Slaughter Articles

When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend who had been standing there for a minimum of twenty minutes waiting for assistance, but ME, the white girl.

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Unless you’re talking explicitly about gay men, please don’t use the term ‘gay’ as a catch-all for our community. Image: Thinkstock.

Having Sex With Women Doesn't Make Me Gay

If I have sex with a woman, it does not make me gay. As someone who identifies as female, it doesn’t even make me a lesbian.

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It’s important to know that being asexual isn’t the same thing as abstaining from sex.

Being Asexual Doesn't Mean You Don't Like Sex

There’s a lot more to sexuality than meets the eye.

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I'm happy being fat.

I’m Perfectly Happy Being Fat. Stop Making It Your Issue.

I’m very aware of the fact that I’m fat — trust me. I’ve had this body for longer than you’ve been familiar with it.

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Quitting Your Job To Follow Your Dreams Is For White People

Let’s be real: pursuing you passion is a luxury reserved for the privileged. Read...
What does Marvel have against casting Asians in film?

Dear Marvel: Where Are All The Actors Of Color?

Why is Marvel casting white actors to play Asian characters?

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Let’s stop pretending like it’s irrelevant.

Politics Can And Should Ruin Friendships

To claim that something is “just politics” is to point out how much privilege you have, either systematically or incidentally.

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Is anything keeping you from believing that you deserve good things?

It Took Me Years To Realize I Deserve Good Things

Is anything keeping you from believing that you deserve good things?

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I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

Calling Me Fat Isn’t An Insult, It’s A Compliment

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with loving my body. I don’t have to choose between being fat and beautiful, I can be both.

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It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past.

It’s Okay To Dump Your Friends

It's okay to dump your friends — even friends who have been there for you in the past. Remember today that you deserve good things and good people.

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