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The xoJane Article That Called A Woman's Death A "Blessing" Was About My Best Friend

Holly Leber | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Holly Leber

I read the infamous xoJane essay "My Former Friend's Death Was a Blessing" with a different variety of stunned than most others probably did. You see, "Leah" was my best friend. Saying that "Leah's" death wasn't a tragedy sounds horrible to say because it is horrible to say. And it's wrong.

My Feminist Opinions Ruined Game of Thrones for My Boyfriend

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Rebecca Bohanan

Like all women I know who do watch the show and read the books, I entered the fanbase by recommendation from a man already watching the show, AKA the only Game of Thrones point of entry for women.

How One Precious Rescued Pup Helped This Woman Stay Sober

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

When Nancy Carr, a writer living in Florida, rescued an adorable boxer named Lucy in 2008, she had no idea the amount of stability it would bring her....

I Temporarily Had A Physical Disability

xoJANE | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home

I learned a lot by having Löfgren syndrome. It taught me how strong and resilient people with disabilities can be, but more importantly, it taught me that people with disabilities don't want my pity -- they want respect and solidarity, just like any other person does.

(VIDEO) Brand Video Publishers Must Give Advertisers Freedom: Say Media's Catto

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home
Andy Plesser

Lifestyle digital publisher Say Media is gung-ho about producing branded content for advertising partners on its content sites - but that doesn't mean...

It Took Me 4 Years to Delete My Rapist From Facebook

xoJANE | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home

Pressing delete certainly didn't rid the real issues that I have been working through year after year. What pressing delete did do was give me back my power from a man who depleted it years ago.

The Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Home
Patrice Bendig

I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.

I'm Dating A Guy Almost 20 Years Younger Than Me

xoJANE | Posted 12.19.2014 | Home

I'm pretty sure more than one person has thought that, with our similar hair, skin and eye colors, that we were either brother and really older sister or mom and son, but the pros far outweigh the cons in our relationship.

Sorry Privileged White Ladies, But Emma Watson Isn't A 'Game Changer' For Feminism

xoJANE | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

Positioning men as the saviors of oppressed women isn't productive, and devalues the work that feminists have been doing for decades.

'Yes, I'm A Woman Who Can Use A Power Drill, Now Leave Me Alone'

xoJane | Rosie Painter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
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I live on what we New Zealanders call a "lifestyle block." This means I have enough land to get out in the garden and get dirty, keep a few animals, a...

It Happened to Me: There Are No Fat People in My Yoga Class, and I'm Suddenly Uncomfortable With It

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Lauren Cahn

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant --, which is how I stumbled upon this gut-w...

An Open Letter to the White Woman Who Felt Bad for Me at Yoga

Maya Rupert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Maya Rupert

I'm not sure what you thought you saw in my eyes, but, believe me, I don't resent your body or your whiteness for a very simple reason. I don't envy them.

It Happened To Me: There Are No White People In My Twerk-Out Class And I'm Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Kadia Blagrove

Because I was directly in front of her, I had no choice but to twerk in her face. Over the course of the next hour, I felt her despair turn into resentment and then contempt. I just knew for sure that it was directed toward me and my booty.

I'm a Big Black Girl Around Small White People and I'm Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It: My Response to xoJane

CeCe Olisa | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
CeCe Olisa

As a plus size woman of color, people are constantly "telling on themselves" in regards to how they see me. It could be as simple as calling me "girl" instead of my name or it could be something as nuanced as mentioning their own appearance in contrast to mine.

'If God Were Real, Why Would He Do This?'

Posted 10.18.2013 | Home

The Missouri teen at the center of the controversial "Nightmare In Maryville" rape case has revealed new details about the party she wishes never happ...

Why We Need a Little Oversharing

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 08.11.2013 | Home
Kimberly Couzens

Victorian-era tradition dictated that a lady's name should only appear in the newspaper three times: upon her birth, marriage and death. I can only assume that having a blog plus a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest account would have been frowned upon.

WATCH: I Was Relentlessly Stalked By My Ex

Posted 05.03.2013 | Home

According to the United States Department of Justice, 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States. And three in f...

Is Women's Media Too Girly?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.10.2013 | Home
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The trend seems to have started a few years ago: a tendency among adult women to adopt apparel, activities and accessories reminiscent of childhood, a...

Kids Today?! (Warning: May Contain Material Unsuitable for Anyone Over 35 Years of Age)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I know I'm old because lately I find myself saying, "what is wrong with the kids today?!" a lot. I use the word "old" in the most loving, thank God I'm old, sort of way. I use the word "kids" to refer to people in their 20s and early 30s.

Jane Pratt Turns 50!

Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Editor Jane Pratt may not want to do anything for the big 5-0, but we can't let her slip by without wishing her a happy birthday today! Over the la...

4 Reasons I Can't Be In Your Wedding

xoJane | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

Yeppers. That's a snapshot of a little something I like to call friendship. Drink it in. I've got my hands up another woman's skirt, and it's all busi...

Jane Pratt’s Perpetual Adolescence: Why She’s Still Talking Teen Three Decades After Sassy

The Cut | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home

Jane Pratt has been 15 for an awfully long time now. She calls that her "emotional age," and she thinks we all have one: It's the time in our past ...

I'm Letting Go Of My Pregnancy Dreams

XOJane | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

I've always dreamed of being pregnant. I mean that literally -- during a brief period when I thought I might have been rendered sterile by a bout of c...

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

This week in Parenthesis, a former bully comes clean, a "free-range" parent stands her ground and a blogger describes the harsh realities of postpartu...

XOJane & Gabi Fresh Fatkini Gallery Shows Off Body Diversity In Swimwear

Emma Gray | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Emma Gray

Every year, dozens of magazine covers and websites shout about the latest celebrity showing off her "bikini body" and promise women a "surefire way" to "get bikini body ready!" Of course, the result of all of these headlines is that many women never feel as as though their own bodies are "ready" enough.