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  1. first person
    Bad SexI’d had private doubts for years. Why couldn’t I just be single?
  2. the bigger picture
    Queens of a Certain Age Deserve All the FlowersWith Legends of Drag, Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus compile a living history alongside phenomenal portraits of drag icons.
  3. family history
    ‘How Dare You. I’m Your Daughter.’Decades later, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur reckons with her explosive upbringing.
  4. family planning
    I’d Like to Formally Request an Extension for My FertilityAhem, why didn’t anybody warn me it wouldn’t last forever?
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    How to Call the Whole Thing OffThe day after breaking my fiancé’s heart, we attended his best friend’s wedding together. It didn’t go well.
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    What My Toddler’s Nom-Noms Taught MeOn a trip to the grocery store one day, I had an epiphany about me, my son, and the meaning of life.
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    The Life I GrewDoctors said my disability would make it impossible to get pregnant. I was 5 months along when I realized the truth.
  8. fiction
    Women and Children First, From HeartbrokeIn this excerpt from Chelsea Bieker’s new collection, one woman tries to right the sins of her past by … committing a few more in the present.
  9. career
    I Was Waiting for My Career to Feel Solid to Start My Life. Then I Lost My Job.On reimagining our 30s.
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    The Editor and the MurdererWhen Sophie Wilkins heard about death-row prisoner Edgar Smith, she was determined to edit his book. Then the two became something more.
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    Book Excerpt: ‘Let Me Finish’ From ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’Zoe, too broke for plans, finds herself at a free Friday-night orgasm workshop. She leaves dissatisfied — and with a tempting job offer.
  12. self
    ‘I May Be Bisexual,’ From Rachel Krantz’s Memoir, OpenWriter Rachel Krantz investigates her own sexuality through indulging her partner’s fantasy.
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    This Boy We MadeThe day motherhood divided into Before and After.
  14. fiction
    Clairvoyance: An Excerpt from Fiona and JaneJane was happy for Fiona. But what was this other feeling, buried within it?
  15. fiction
    When the Teeth Came In“It wasn’t long before I noticed something alien in my vagina.”
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    Dear IsisGabrielle Union writes about wishing she had done better by her Bring It On character.
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    The Specter of False Rape AccusationsThey are objectively rare, so why do they carry their cultural charge?
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    I Cannot Block It OutAs Michaela Coel writes, the inequalities of the industry can stun you into silence — but that silence will never not haunt you.
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    Mi Mami Tells Me to Get Out of the SunGrowing up, my Nicaraguan mother worried about the darkness of my skin. But I can’t be held back by colorism.
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    What Miss Piggy Taught Me About AbuseIn this excerpt from her upcoming memoir, Nichole Perkins discusses the consequences of believing that the way to a man’s heart is to wear it down.
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    Closer to Perfect“I wish someone had said something like, “Don’t change one damn thing about yourself.”
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    Those Were the Days of Our LivesThis generation will never know the true freedom — and neglect — of being an ’80s kid.
  23. body image
    How I Stopped Saying Horrible Things to MyselfIf you want to love your body, you have to stop insulting it.
  24. fiction
    Talking Around the Elephant in the RoomThey could publish books about bitcoin and black holes, but they couldn’t understand why it was important to have more diverse authors.
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    ‘You Must Play Basketball’He wants to see my moves. My Black athleticism will turn him on. But my body is a marionette with tangled and impossibly knotted strings.
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    My Heartbreak WorkbookSomewhere, between my troubles and attempts to fix them, I will find myself.
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    What My Mother AteI remember her taste clearly because that was how my mother loved you, in subtle observations of what brought joy.
  28. street style
    A Joyful Celebration of Chinatown’s Stylish SeniorsFrom the new book Chinatown Pretty.
  29. fiction
    The CureShe enjoyed sex most when her lovers seemed satisfied.
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    Can My Dog Learn to Dance?I decided to transfer my vague interest in ballet onto Peter.
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    Ntozake Been Said ThatAn excerpt from Black Futures, edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham.
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    The Dangerous Legacy of White Male AmericaAn excerpt from a new book by the author of So You Want to Talk About Race.
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    Too Full to F - - -You can’t always make room for a dick. Especially if you’ve eaten dessert.
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    My History With PleasureI am proud to say that I learned how to masturbate from a book.
  35. the cut podcast
    Irony Is OutRaven Leilani on her debut novel and the importance of being earnest, on this week’s The Cut podcast.
  36. fiction
    What Are You Going Through: A Novel Excerpt“A whole other feeling floods me when she reveals that she is in possession of a euthanasia drug.”
  37. fiction
    Want: A Novel Excerpt“My body almost single-handedly bankrupted us.”
  38. overloaded
    When Becky Yells at YouAn excerpt from Shayla Lawson’s new book, This Is Major, about working alongside a white woman with a massive inferiority complex.
  39. fiction
    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
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    Lost in the SystemA day in the life of a homeless single mother.
  41. fiction
    Life Events: A Novel Excerpt“Here I was, joined in mourning with people I had never met before.”
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    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
  43. fiction
    The Vanishing Half“Would they see her for what she was? Or rather, what she wasn’t?”
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    The Conditions of Deliverance“Nothing was better than aligning with one of Vern’s messages from God.”
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    The Last Time We Had SexThere is something vulgar about how careless he is with pleasure.
  46. read with us
    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
  47. read with us
    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
  48. read with us
    Editing My Body“I’d just signed the form that said ‘paid: $6,043.00/male reconstructed chest.’”
  49. read with us
    The Kind of Mother I’d BeBeginning a journey into the science of attachment.
  50. read with us
    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
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