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Her closet is excessively huge, and her dog seems kind of judgy. If she likes this dress, then I cannot.
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Rent The Runway Made Me A Well-Dressed (But Still Very Terrible) Person

If you’re like me, and I sincerely hope you are not, instead of feeling pleased for these women and their success in finding the perfect outfit, you Read...
Sarah Zimmerman    |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
I regularly call upon personal saints whose sainthood only exists in my mind!
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5 Extremely Specific Personal Saints I Pray To Regularly

I regularly call upon personal saints for help. Really specific ones whose sainthood only exists in my own mind, but they’re very effective. Today I’ Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
I feel less vulnerable when I’m there, more capable, with greater access to the necessities and niceties that make up a more stable life.
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Why I Still Shop At Walmart Even Though Everyone Says Not To

I’ve come to like going to Walmart, for the simplest and most humbling reason. Read...
Kat Stromquist    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
Femininity as we know it is about smallness — metaphorical and actual. Fat women defy the core tenet of femininity, which is: be small. It doesn’t matter if we “chose” this power or not.
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Take The Cake: Dear Fat Girl, Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

My unique capacity to see the vile underbelly of “normal” life made me an important witness to the reality of cultural failure. My inability to pass Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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"In the Service": A Comedic Look At Being A Woman In The Food Industry

Women everywhere are well-versed in workplace sexual harassment. That’s why "In the Service" — a new podcast about the restaurant industry from two Read...
Ariel Henley    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
So I guess what I’m doing here isn’t so much fessing up to not living my best life, but asking a question: Is it possible to be living your best life, even if you’re exhausted?
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Dear Oprah: I Confess I Have Not Been 'Living My Best Life'

I suppose it seems that “my best life” is one where I have time and financial dollars to foster sick baby goats back to health, while also Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
Remember when you could take a photo of yourself and not be clued in to the intimate details of all your pores? I miss that.
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10 Things I'm Really, Truly Nostalgic For In 2017

Here are ten things I’ve been really, truly, actually nostalgic for lately, amidst the wild, terrifying ride that is 2017. Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   08.22.17   |   SHARE
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The Disney Channel Is Slowly Creating A Home For Imperfect Moms Of Color

Watching these shows as a black mother made me question where similar options were for mothers of color. Surprisingly, I found them on the Disney Read...
Shannon Miller    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE