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First Person

  1. book excerpt
    The Same Story About My MomI am good at stories. I’m also good at indignation.
  2. rainbow brites
    Beige Makes a Case for ItselfIn an exclusive first-time interview.
  3. millennials
    Outsourcing AdulthoodCan you ever really grow up if you don’t do anything for yourself?
  4. first person
    After a Week of Heartbreak, a Parkland Parent Speaks“The community is on edge.”
  5. self reflection
    Should I Give My Daughter Dreadlocks?The idea of my little girl having the same style as me is tempting.
  6. first person
    Should I Stay Pregnant?For me, being pregnant again means being willing to end it.
  7. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
  8. first person
    I Posted the Viral Photo of Angelina Jolie Selling Dog Treats With Her KidsOn the picture that made me reconsider fame, including my own.
  9. it's all relative
    What Brought My Adoptive and Birth Families TogetherLoss showed me the bridge between the two.
  10. first person
    Amber Tamblyn: What Growing Up in Hollywood Taught Me About Boys’ ClubsDecades later, the Oscars are still going to men.
  11. it's all relative
    What I Want to Hand Down to My Daughters, and What I Don’tIt would seem that family is inescapably about inheritances.
  12. it's all relative
    A Family in 6 ActsThe writer Rumaan Alam answers the prompt: What is a family?
  13. it's all relative
    The Family I’ve Strung TogetherI think a family is made up of bits and pieces.
  14. health
    I Was a 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body“I was all of the things people are when they’re 14 or 15” — except a decade younger.
  15. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
  16. confessions
    Remembering Condé Nast’s Holiday Lunch: Fake Smiles, Blowouts, Social TerrorFor years, I mistook their glossy, well-calibrated warmth for the real thing.
  17. power
    History Will Recall, George Bush Did Nothing at AllI can’t forget the ways George H.W. Bush failed people with AIDS.
  18. self reflection
    What the Black Church Taught Me About LipstickIt’ll get you through the hardest times.
  19. first person
    Talking to My Toddler About DeathBefore her questions, I considered myself an expert on loss.
  20. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  21. parenthood
    Instagram, My 3-Year-Old Daughter, and MeAm I actually instilling some meaningful lesson about confidence? Or am I just teaching her how to lie?
  22. first person
    Our Sister BeckyWhat if the doctors had listened to her?
  23. #metoo
    What I Know About Jian GhomeshiIt’s exactly what his new essay is trying to make us forget.
  24. first person
    My 6-Year-Old Thinks My Disability Is Boring“Why does your mom walk like that?” a girl his age asked.
  25. first person
    I Know Exactly How to Pass the Postpartum Depression QuizFive minutes in the waiting room is all it takes.
  26. work
    I Refused to Write Steve Bannon’s Bio for The New Yorker FestivalIt’s the only time I’ve ever said no to a task at work.
  27. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  28. first person
    The Kinds of Monsters I Used to DateIt’s hardest to contend with men whose main focus is to not seem like a monster.
  29. first person
    How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good MenIt wasn’t so simple at age 18, writes Caitlin Moran.
  30. first person
    Ghost KnifeSometimes I feel a knife floating above my right shoulder. I know it’s not real, but I want to know what it means.
  31. first person
    Novelist Deborah Levy Remembers Her Fearless Mother’s Last DaysIn this excerpt from her new memoir, The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy recounts her fearless mother’s life and death.
  32. journeys
    The Truly Magical Thing About Magic Mike Live in Las VegasIt’s not the abs. It’s the friendship.
  33. father's day
    I Had No Idea What Fatherhood Was Going to be LikeWhat was it about the baby that was so time-consuming, so life-consuming?
  34. tributes
    Remembering the Magic of Kate SpadeWorking in her store felt like being invited into a dreamed-up world.
  35. new mom
    The Identity Transformation of Becoming a MomPsychologists call it “matrescence.”
  36. new mom
    Three Dads on Sex With New Moms“The downward spiral of our sex life does make me frustrated with the marriage and pretty angry — not at her, but at the situation.”
  37. first person
    Mourning My Mother Through the Bags She Left BehindMy style turned out to be not so different from hers.
  38. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part IV“Once I crossed some sort of medical threshold of birth security, I felt expansive and powerful.”
  39. remembrances
    Gail Sheehy: What Tom Wolfe Taught Me About Reporting“You have to be brave.”
  40. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part III“I craved peach gummy candies from the gas station, and ate them by the bagful.”
  41. first person
    Dressing for Church Taught Me Everything I Know About Fashion“Sunday best” means more than the Met Gala to me.
  42. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part II“I was hugely with child — with children — and the dome of my belly measured weeks ahead of a singleton pregnancy.”
  43. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part I“Sometimes I felt enormously beautiful, like Venus herself arising from the sea, and sometimes I felt just enormous.”
  44. skin care
    I Love Putting Chemicals on My FaceBut recently, I got pregnant.
  45. self reflection
    Tattoos Are About Change“Why would you do that to your body?” “That’s not going to look good at 70.” These are the things strange men say to tattooed women.
  46. first person
    The Doctor Is a Woman: Sloane Crosley Considers the Prospect of ParenthoodIn this essay from her new book Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley reckons with what the future holds.
  47. sex negative
    The Time I Almost Lost My Job for Having Sex at Work“I was really into it — the little hint of danger was exciting. That’s when I heard the front door open.”
  48. women of the world
    What It’s Like to Be a Legal Sex Worker in New Zealand“Because my work is legal, if anything goes wrong, the police have to help.”
  49. how to raise a boy
    The Stories My Sons and I ShareAbout Chloe Kim, Dude Perfect, Tiger Parents, and our own family.
  50. married women
    What Happens When a Married Woman Goes on Tinder?I didn’t know what to expect. What I found made me want more.
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