Sometimes when you go outside, things don’t go according to plan.
Our favorite ways and places to be outside.
“I remember writing in my journal and feeling a little bit of childhood falling away.”
When it’s your birthday, you should get to do whatever you want — here are our requests.
Some of us have birthmarks! How neat. Here are our stories about ours.
Your late 20s/early 30s are thought by many to mark your Saturn Return, when Saturn circles back around to the placement it was in when you were born, and generally fucks everything up. Here’s how that went for us!
It’s our party and we’ll cry if we want to — because these birthdays were terrible.
The birthdays we still remember, even though that person isn’t around anymore, and will just keep thinking of year after year forever and ever without end, amen.
Nothing stays the same forever, and that includes our bods; here’s the Autostraddle team talking about how they’ve noticed their bodies aging and what that’s like.
“I used to lie about my age to get deals off the kids’ menu. Like, why would we pay an extra five dollars when we all know I’m about to get chicken tenders and it’s only an appetizer if I’m over twelve??”
They say you learn your first lessons about how to be a person from your family, and that applies to chosen family, too. Today we’re sharing something we learned from watching another Autostraddle staffer that’s made our life better and brighter.
“I don’t really view those choices and connections as mistakes, because anything I did that I overall don’t regret isn’t really a mistake.”
“I hadn’t yet come to terms with being a lesbian, so I also spent a lot of time making excuses not to have sex.”
The first month of the year doesn’t have to be about making big changes, but for a lot of people, it is. In that spirit, here’s the Autostraddle team sharing with you the things they’ve changed in their lives that has meant the biggest improvement.
Tomorrow is a brand new year! Here are the words we’re thinking about when we think about 2019. Tell us the words you’re claiming in the new year! Tell us what you’re doing for New Year’s Eve! Tell us all your hopes and dreams! Tell us everything! We love you! Happy New Year!
“My style icon is Nancy Meyers’ interpretation of a middle-aged white woman after she’s decided to pull herself together sometime in the second act. Wow that is… I feel very called out by own self.”
“Amazingly, neither the training bra nor my actual boobs magically solved my very typical and very sad self-image issues.”
“My favorite thing in the world is when people ask if it’s a mood ring so I can say yes.”
We’ve packed and unpacked these items through several apartments, hung them up with care, and regularly touch the sleeves contemplatively although today could be the day. Reader, it’s not going to be the day! The day is not coming. Yet we can’t let go of these garments. Why not!