“In one of my college psych courses we had to try to use conditioning to get rid of bad habits. My classmates tried to stop biting their nails. I tried to stop panicking during sex.”
Mirror-touch synesthesia, so many black children living in poverty, holding your kid’s hand, edibles, Bill fucking Clinton, not productivity tips, Free the Nipple, Jamie Babbit and Natasha Lyonne together again, shopping for maternity clothes, Sophia Wallace and your clit, women ruling Pluto, treating your own damn bladder infection, and so much more!
Things that aren’t marriage equality but are still really neat!!
Carol is cool at Cannes, there are fewer of you than you thought, “partner” please, baby microbiomes, omg this female athlete situation, birthday cake popcorn looks so amazing but I know I couldn’t eat it, new emojis!, resources for when you can’t afford therapy, and so much more!
Oregon banned conversion therapy, your sexual appetite is different from your partners and that’s cool, queering motherhood with lactation!, Jasika Nicole and Brittani Nichols being awesome, documents, diversity, sex workers, snorkeling, smoking, dreams, woodchucks and more!
How I prepare my home and myself for the experience of birth and new parenthood, with as few products as possible.
“I kept having this ridiculous vision of, say, five years down the line being at a filmmaker meet up, looking across the room and recognizing my child in a stranger’s face, being like holy shit, I think that’s our donor. It’s a little absurd, I know, but San Francisco is a pretty small town!”
Smith is now accepting trans women, three-parent birth certificates, Cat Con LA is just what it sounds like, books to help your kids understand revolution, Roxane Gay interviewing Toni Morrison, a Sally Ride pin you need ASAP and so much more!
Black women at the helm of protests, fundraisers to support, gay marriage on tribal lands, Grace Ellis talking about Lumberjanes, the history of jeans in women’s protests, taking up space, a serial killer and the cops that didn’t give a fuck, sex workers, female engineers, rattlesnakes, nanoscale tubes, a dancing baby, the class divide, and so much more!
“If we think too hard, we’ll never do it,” Kellie said. She was right. A cost-benefit analysis would yield no practical reason to grow our family. The only reason to make a new baby was that we felt like it, and we could.
“There were good reasons we hadn’t started trying. But the bigger reason, which came out right there in a flood on cobblestones in the French Quarter, was that Simone wanted me to carry her baby, and that was maybe going to be impossible to achieve.”
Lloimincia Hall is fcking amazing, talk of parenting or not parenting, Gillian Anderson in bed, making feminist organizing more inclusive, TREES, the history of 4/20, and so much more!
Welcome to a new series about how we made our babies! This week you’ll learn how to inseminate yourself and the importance of the pillow-to-butt ratio!
“But no matter what, I’ve always, always, always known that I would be a parent. I’ve always wanted to have a baby. Actually babies, plural. Lots of them. One miscarriage, four embryos, dozens of pee sticks, 18 months, and approximately 132 injections later, I’m 18 weeks pregnant!”
The death of trans teen activist Blake Brockington, good legislative news for same-sex parents in Maryland, Roy Moore says something regrettable, Ellen Pao takes sexism in venture capitalism to court, and more!
Just so much unresolved brain-work to do re: Monica Lewinsky, losing your child at a museum, a trans character on The Bold and the Beautiful, Legos hurt your feet so damn bad, why can’t Link be a girl, why are we so cool with peanut allergies, why are you so awesome?? And so much more!
Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works’ first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn’t that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!
Activism in the age of celebrity worship, the new Ghostbusters might actually be scary, KFC is making my dreams come true, does PBS and diversity in indie films, video game breasts and a brief discussion of my root. All this and more, in today’s AAA!
Doulas aren’t just for rich white folks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere, where are all the women hermits, even more on the Google View-Master because I’m obsessed, plus other cool neat rad stories you’ll appreciate on some level!
The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn’t currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor’s behavior.