Suzannah Weiss

Suzannah Weiss

Bio

Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Yahoo!, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will.  

Suzannah Weiss Articles

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Sex Trafficking Survivors Speak Out At UN Panel

“Don’t make yourself feel good by calling us survivors.”

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A lot of the diet industry is full of garbage ideas. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Sasha Freemind)

10 Lessons I've Learned In 10 Years Of Eating Disorder Recovery

When I was first diagnosed with anorexia ten years ago, I vaguely knew that eating disorders were a feminist issue.

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Victims are still arrested and sometimes imprisoned in states with Safe Harbor.

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare ends,” she thought. But that's when they handcuffed her, brought her to the station, and charged her with the exact same crime: prostitution.

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12 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Depression

Those who know and love people with depression usually want nothing other than to help. But during the times I've been depressed, even the most well-intentioned efforts to help often backfired.

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Elliphant: Rapper, World Citizen, Androgynous Spirit

On the interview room’s cozy couch, Ellie (AKA Elliphant) sounded off on the absurdity of American gender roles, how humans are like giraffes, and her past life as a dude resembling Mowgli from The Jungle Book. No, really.

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5 Things Eating Disorder Victims Are Sick of Hearing

When speaking with eating disorder victims, what not to say is as important as what to say.

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9 Tips From Women Writers On How To Deal With Online Harassment

Here, I’ve rounded up some of the best advice from women writers on how to stay strong and speak out against sexism—even when they are victims of it.

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No more regrets!

The 8 Greatest Lessons I Learned As A Feminist In 2015 (And Am Not Repeating In 2016)

I’ve never been able to embrace the life of no regrets. Regrets are stubborn seeds that plant themselves in my mind, refusing to leave until something grows from them. I water them by reliving my past until I figure out what I would do differently if I could go back. Eventually, I do go back, even if the situation is slightly different.

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"We’re all capable of violating others’ boundaries."

Learning To Practice Consent As A Straight Woman

I have pressured people into sex. I have had partners say they weren’t in the mood and tried to change their minds. I have sulked when they didn’t. And I did this for years without realizing it was wrong. Why? Because I’m a straight woman.

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Let's Stop "Sympathizing" About One Another's Bodies

Women — and everyone, for that matter — I invite you to join me in a new game. Instead of stooping down to sympathize when someone strays from societal body ideals, and instead of bringing others down with us when we're struggling with body image ourselves, let's all lift one another up by declaring that there's nothing wrong with what we've just eaten, how we look in a bathing suit, or what size pants we’re wearing.

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