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

xoJane | Rosie Painter | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
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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 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant -- xoJane.com, 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 | Black Voices
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 | Black Voices
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 | Black Voices
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 | Crime

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 | Women
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 | Divorce

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 | Women
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 | Fifty
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 | Fifty

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 | Weddings

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 | Media

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 | Women

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 | Parents

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 | Women
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.

How To Cover A Hurricane: Men's Sites Versus Women's Sites

Katie JM Baker | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Katie JM Baker

Media outlets have been struggling to uniquely package Hurricane Irene content over the past few days. Breaking news websites and Twitter feeds have floods and power outages covered, so how do lifestyle sites, especially those geared specifically to one gender or the other, find a unique angle?

We Stalked Jane Pratt and What We Got Was This Awesome Interview

Meredith Barnett | Posted 09.07.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

When we found out that after a few under-the-radar years, Jane Pratt, founder of Jane magazine, had just launched a new platform, we shut our doors and headed to cyberspace, where Pratt had joined her readers.