Before that evening, I hoped that everyone would be stealing glances at me, wondering who I was. And they were. Not for the reason I thought they would, but I giggled to my fiancé. “They will all remember me tomorrow!” And I’m sure they did.
I have long hair—originally brown with some gold bits, depending on the amount of time I spent in the sun, and now that same color due to the contents of boxes […]
Be True to Your Sisters by Suzannah Gilman When my daughter was four and in pre-k she had an experience with female classmates being mean to each other and to her. At […]
By Monica Wendel Last weekend – an icy one in which I was batting that energy-draining combination of hangover and new-semester cold – a friend pressed a copy of Joyce Johnson’s Minor […]
Reblogged from The Atlantic Monthly: As soon as children make allegations, they’re forced to take a crash course on a very daunting topic. This puts them at a huge disadvantage—and their attackers […]
Victims deserve to be believed. It’s hard to be the victim who speaks out. The victim is often blamed for stirring things up. The victim is often accused of being too picky or imagining things in her head or making too much of something. As we know, that perpetuates abuse. It gives abusers a free pass to do whatever they want. And that has got to stop.
by Suzannah Gilman You watch the news. You know the abuse of prescription painkillers is an epidemic. Opioids, which bring a high (painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, methadone, codeine, and fentanyl—which comes […]
Favorite siren voice Ann Rosenquist Fee from the chilly climes of Minnesota gives us the secret to “hot January love.” With the help of filmmaker Jacob Strunk. Wowza. I feel warm already. […]
by Kim Dower Trying on clothes in the backroom of Loehmann’s, a stranger invites me to feel her breasts, a stranger trying on dresses that don’t fit and I can see her […]
By Susan Lilley What famous person would you walk across the street to see? Celebrity fascination for its own sake is something I never really got. Even though I find it interesting […]