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I positioned my phone at the perfect angle to capture both my belly rolls and my smile. Image: Sarah Hosseini.

Posting A Semi-Nude Selfie On Facebook Helped Me Love My Body

A surge of adrenaline hits me. I want to snap a selfie. A semi-nude selfie. Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   06.17.16   |   SHARE
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It’s completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some unwanted attention from men. Image: Bruno Gomiero/Unsplash.

Facebook Is Not An Online Dating Site

It's completely normal to be a woman and enjoy sex. The trouble is that when I’ve expressed my sexuality openly online, I’ve encountered some Read...
Sarah Fader    |   06.10.16   |   SHARE
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I am a social creature, and crave the sense of connection I find online. Image: Benjamin Child/Unsplash.

How I Manage My Social Media Anxiety

I used to be the kind of person whose every thought was fodder for Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. No matter how mundane, morbid, ridiculous, or Read...
Rachel Kramer Bussel    |   05.11.16   |   SHARE
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Hookup culture itself is not inherently a problem. It just isn’t for you. Image: Thinkstock.

Hookup Culture Is Not Inherently A Problem

Tinder's convenience hasn't “converted” anyone into suddenly only wanting one-night stands. I’ve never heard anyone say “I used to only want to sleep Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   05.4.16   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Social media accounts and news outlets foam at the mouth to fill themselves with cell phone videos of such prom-posals, even though these do the polar opposite of normalizing disability.

4 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Sharing Inspiration Porn On Social Media

However, these seemingly innocuous stories are, in a very subtle way, reducing the subjects to their base level, judging them solely on their Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   04.18.16   |   SHARE
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A Week Of Parenting A Toddler — In 12 Facebook Statuses I Didn't Post

Parenting a toddler is invigorating, exhausting, dirty, and intense. But since I want my daughter to have cousins (or at least pseudo-cousins) one Read...
Kelly Burch    |   04.8.16   |   SHARE
Families
I’ve learned to let people be, even when I believe with my whole heart they are wrong.

How Facebook Changed My Feminism

Last night I almost quit Facebook. I’d had yet another political argument, had my opinions and information dismissed as inaccurate, and I was just Read...
Cecily Kellogg    |   04.8.16   |   SHARE
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4 Tips For Hashtagging Your Most Deeply Private Moments

For example, if you’re having gastrointenstinal distress, resist the urge to hashtag it with something generic like #diarrheacramps. Instead, include Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   03.30.16   |   SHARE
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