Voices

EssaysVoices
What I love, what I’m most interested in (at least in terms of written and spoken word), is the telling of stories.

Selling Yourself For Scraps: Why I Love Personal Essays

But what I did write, and write constantly, were diaries and journals. I kept notebooks and three-ring binders filled with observations about my life Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   03.1.16   |   SHARE
Sex + LoveVoices
It’s not just him — it’s me.

Gay Men Are Hitting On Me Now — And I'm Terrified

Dating while trans is scary, especially when you’re starting to “pass.” What are his expectations for my body, if any, and what if I’m not what he Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   03.1.16   |   SHARE
Voices
I forget, did I ask for anyone’s permission or opinion about whether or not I belong?

On Coming Out As Asexual

I don’t identify with the heterosexual norms that have been shoved down my throat and the pathologizing rhetoric that, for most of my life, shrieked Read...
Melissa Lovitz    |   02.29.16   |   SHARE
Sex + LoveVoices
Is it all my fault?

I’m 40 And I’ve Never Had An Orgasm During Sex

That’s part of the problem, I think. I keep waiting for my sexual partners to figure out how to bring me to orgasm. Read...
Anonymous of Debrief Daily    |   02.29.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Black and badass.

3 Reasons I Love Being A Black Woman

Black women have endured the unfathomable. We’ve watched our leaders be assassinated, and our hopes go with them. We’ve watched the nation’s leaders Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   02.29.16   |   SHARE
BodiesCultureVoices
Lent was when everyone admitted that you were supposed to suffer, and my constant inner struggles with church and my body and my brain could come out and breathe in the heavy, ashy air.

Why I Gave Up Lent For Lent

Lent is serious. I mean, it starts with people putting ashes on their faces while someone chants, "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall Read...
Jeanne Joe Perrone    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE
Sex + LoveVoices
If you’re reading this, you probably know that sex and gender are different, but something that does not really get talked about is romantic orientation.

The Different Types Of Romantic Orientations: Which One Are You?

Romantic orientation refers to variations in object of emotional and sexual attraction. The term is also used by those who consider themselves Read...
Jessica Mahmoud    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Stand with us. Period.

Black Women Still Have Lips — And An Army

Remember how I told you about the nasty little trolligans (trolls + hooligans = trolligans) that felt the need to show their racist behinds in Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE