Category Archive: Stories

I Use a Mokbal Because My Leg is Sick: Developing a Disabled Identity in Korea

By Lee Klinger I have developmental dysplasia of the left hip. The head of the femur is flat and the socket is too shallow. The joint is severely arthritic. For nearly five years,… Continue reading

Dear Straight Boys

By Kathleen I am not your “pet peeve.” It’s ten minutes into a conversation and he says it: “It’s a pet peeve of mine…I feel like a lot of girls who say it,… Continue reading

Before and After: Why Weight-loss Commercials are Dangerous and How Fat Acceptance Saved My Life

By Caitlin Well before the ball dropped in New York City to mark the beginning of 2013, diet and weight-loss ads were airing non-stop on television, encouraging viewers to get a headstart on… Continue reading

Hometown, Utah

By Alex When I was 10 my family packed up and moved from the artsy northern California town I’d grown up in to a rural town in southern Utah. According to the census,… Continue reading

Redefining Body Image: An Interview With Haley Cue

By Elise Nagy Last weekend I had the chance to sit down for a cup of tea and a (Facebook) chat with the babeliest of babes, Detroit-based graphic designer and body positive activist… Continue reading

CLITORIS, VAGINA, MAJORA, MINORA

By Larissa Pham My mother never told me to use a hand mirror to give myself a look and she certainly never told me where to find anything and when I started bleeding… Continue reading

My Grief Is With Me

By Caitlin My grief is always with me. It’s with me when I am sleeping, having dreams of my father who has been dead for six years now. The grief started with his… Continue reading

Untitled; or On Grief, On Love

By Anaïs Escobar My aunt died two years ago tomorrow. It was a Saturday and the day my world ended and although I didn’t know it then, the day my whole life started.… Continue reading

Secret Languages: Being Queer in a Catholic School

By Stefani R. When I was growing up my family had very little money but I was lucky enough with help from other family members and financial aid to attend one of the… Continue reading

Grad School Is Weird

By Alex Grad school is weird. This might not be shocking information to most people. I guess it wasn’t to me, either. In the same way that I knew undergrad would probably not… Continue reading