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Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs

07.18.2011
Last January, I stopped wearing a bra. I haven't put one back on since.
My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

07.14.2011
We met over anthill in a field between our two back yards. I came out of my back gate to find a little girl exactly my size standing there,...
Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

07.25.2011
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there...
Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

07.20.2011
Jamie and I had so much fun. We talked all the time, made rice sandboxes in which we hunted for pennies, did finger painting, explored...

Confronting My Rapist

07.19.2011
It takes a strong person to confront their rapist. Sometimes it is unavoidable.
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

08. 1.2011
My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks,...
What Are You, Barren?

What Are You, Barren?

07.13.2011
Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful....
I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

I Asked My Daughter To Blog About Me. It Already Stings

06.16.2011
I tried to give my daughter the childhood and the mother I longed for, having grown up in turbulent circumstances. But there were challenges....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

06.13.2011
Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found...

Go Gray and Go for Broke

06. 7.2011
Will there be a gray revolution? Will women finally believe that they can go "au naturel" at no cost? Perhaps we need more big players...
Why I Trained Myself To Be Emotionless

Why I Trained Myself To Be Emotionless

09. 6.2014
My friends would at times call me a robot, laid back, cold. I took pleasure out of this -- to me it was proof that I had succeeded.
When I Stopped Being Skinny And The Whole World Fell Apart

When I Stopped Being Skinny And The Whole World Fell Apart

09. 3.2014
"You're not fat," he said, answering a question I hadn't asked. "You just need to tone up." I stood in my bikini at the lake's edge and...
What I Learned About 'Legacy' After Losing My Grandmother

What I Learned About 'Legacy' After Losing My Grandmother

09. 1.2014
There's this song I know from when I was little called "By the Beautiful Sea." I haven't thought about it in a long time, not until this...
The Perils Of Online Dating While Black

The Perils Of Online Dating While Black

08.29.2014
If you're young, black and female, your identity might be a liability. Recent studies have proven that online dating can be tainted by...