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Marriage For Introverts

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Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding. Kale and I certainly weren’t opposed to premarital cohabitation on principle: both of us had lived with...

On Being The Black Girl At Rockabilly Events

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As sometimes happens, I came to it — rockabilly — for the clothes. I started collecting vintage clothes from the 1940s through the early ’60s when I graduated from college and was entering the working world, because I wanted more than black pants and a sweater for business...

7 Rules Of Engagement For A Friendship Breakup

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Not all friendships work out. We all can’t be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you’re fortunate, a friendship fizzles out slowly and imperceptibly, without any awkward requests to get that cardigan back. If you’re...

Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

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“Are you okay in there?” my roommate asked me after I’d surpassed the 30-minute mark in our shared bathroom. “Yep!” I hastily replied from the cold, linoleum floor where I sat naked. “I’ll be right out!” I took one last look through the small compact mirror...

7 Responses To Mansplanations About Street Harassment

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The current furor over street harassment is hard to miss. Everything from Internet message boards to Facebook pages are littered with gender driven discussions on an issue that has become a hot-button topic the world over. There are countless voices in the mix, but sadly, many...