by Suzannah Gilman The last thing I thought I would ever do is get romantically entangled with a man 25 years older than me. But here I am. I used to think […]
Beautiful piece on how very crucial soul friends are in our lives. Thanks, fabulous Susan Casey!
By Susan Lilley IT was 50 years ago today. One chilly Florida evening in February, the Lilley family was gearing up for the usual Sunday night ritual: burgers on the grill, […]
Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Maxine Kumin resided in Warner, New Hampshire, on Pobiz Farm, where she took her morning nude swim for decades. Morning Swim by Maxine Kumin Into […]
by Lisa Lanser Rose It’s strange, isn’t it, to suddenly discover you’re getting old? I turned fifty last September, and yes, I can hear some of you groaning, “Oh, fifty’s not old!” […]
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 […]
by Katha Pollitt When I think of my youth I feel sorry not for myself but for my body. It was so direct and simple, so rational in its desires, wanting to be […]
by Tiffany Razzano “Like many, my girlfriend keeps her grocery list fastened to her refrigerator door with a magnet. She updates it regularly, as she runs out of items — almond milk, orange […]
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.