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  1. first person
    Making It As a Model Meant Hiding I Was TransI kept my real self a secret for years.
  2. the hard part
    Facing Infertility With My KidsThe IVF process is a lonely one. I refuse to let it be this time around for the sake of my two children.
  3. first person
    I Tried It: Estrogen Face CreamRubbing estrogen onto my face seemed scary, until it wasn’t.
  4. first person
    I’m a TV Writer on Food StampsWhile writers like me struggle to make ends meet, Hollywood studios get rich off the content we create.
  5. first person
    A Mother’s Love That Wasn’tHer cruelty and neglect couldn’t stop me from loving her. If only she’d been able to say the same.
  6. first person
    The Invisibility I FearedI was caught before I fell through to the streets. Jordan Neely wasn’t so fortunate.
  7. first person
    My Beautiful MomGrowing up, my mother taught me the power of looking good. It wasn’t always pretty.
  8. first person
    The Surprising Comforts of Dead RingersThe rebooted psychosexual thriller helped me process my fertility and pregnancy experience.
  9. first person
    The First Baby I LovedWhen an adoption match turned unexpectedly complicated, we were faced with our first-ever parenting decision — and our hardest.
  10. first person
    Am I Doomed to a Life of Painful Sex?I thought I had finally cured my vaginismus. Then it came back.
  11. parenting
    Surviving the Death Talk With My KidFinding the words to explain the unspeakable.
  12. first person
    Hanging Out With Your Friends Is Good for YouEspecially if you don’t have anything actually planned.
  13. first person
    Yep, Sobriety Is Good for Your SkinGiving up alcohol — which is pro-inflammatory and dehydrating — naturally depuffed and contoured my face.
  14. first person
    The Hidden Grief of Secondary InfertilityI’m tired of hearing that I should be happy with what I have.
  15. first person
    I Want My Unibrow BackEven though I’ve been fighting it since I was 9.
  16. advice
    I’m Married, But Sometimes I Prefer Sleeping AloneWhat happened when I left behind the bed I share with my husband for the spare mattress.
  17. first person
    My Night in an Emergency Psych WardAn involuntary check-in led to a voluntary life change.
  18. sleep
    My Relationship Is Getting in the Way of My MorningsMy boyfriend refuses to use sunlight as our alarm clock. I can’t wake up without it.
  19. as told to
    13 Years in Search of an OrgasmA 30-year-old woman has tried everything from herbs to different sex positions to nerve-blocking shots to find a release.
  20. motherhood
    We Don’t Perform Motherhood for Our KidsI consistently fail to achieve my fantasy of maternal grace — but you’d never know it from my Instagram.
  21. first person
    Going Gray Was the Easy PartIt was everything else happening to my aging hair that I wanted to reverse.
  22. first person
    The Week Before My Sons Were Born, I Lost My SmileWhen Bell’s palsy paralyzed one side of my face, I had to find other ways to express joy.
  23. first person
    Living Abroad Helped Me Cope With My Tourette SyndromeIn France, the slower pace of life and resistance to American-style productivity culture can be as effective as medication.
  24. first person
    Outsourcing My OrgasmAn erotic massage gave me back the body I thought I’d lost.
  25. first person
    Could I Still Be Ambitious Without My OCD?I quieted my anxious thoughts by working hard. That only made my disorder worse.
  26. secrets
    My Weight-Loss LieFor years, I refused to tell most people about my gastric-sleeve surgery — eventually I couldn’t stomach hiding the truth any longer.
  27. first person
    Confessions of a Former Morning PersonI used to wake up without a sense of dread. Now I can barely drag myself out of bed.
  28. first person
    In Bed With My SobrietySex without booze is awkward, anxiety inducing, and downright terrifying. And it can be amazing.
  29. first person
    My Trip to Korea Taught Me the Truth About Skin CareI’m Korean American and, for a long time, my cultural beauty practices felt like a badge of honor.
  30. first person
    I Was Diagnosed With MS After Doctors Ignored Me for 13 YearsIt took me another four years to stop being angry about it.
  31. first person
    Going Hungry in the KitchenWhen it’s your job to feed everyone else, nobody ever suspects that you’re starving.
  32. first person
    It Doesn’t Matter How We BehaveIf the deck is stacked against Black women anyway, we might as well act how we want.
  33. first person
    I Woke Up Skinny One DayIn our thin-obsessed culture, that may sound like a dream. It’s been a nightmare.
  34. first person
    Yes, You Can Have Pelvic-Floor Issues Without Giving BirthThe condition is both shockingly widespread and maddeningly underdiscussed.
  35. swellness
    Love and Marriage and MenopauseMy hormones turned sex with my husband into a labor of love. Emphasis on the labor part.
  36. grief
    For Better and for WorseWhen my husband was finally diagnosed with dementia, I vowed to take care of him. Then he filed for divorce.
  37. first person
    What Is ‘Natural Beauty,’ Anyway?Ling Ling Huang reflects on her time working in the wellness industry and the steps she’s taken toward practicing “unself-care.”
  38. first person
    My Secret to Treating UTIs (Without Antibiotics)I’ve crowed about the over-the-counter alternative to many friends and perfect strangers at bars and on planes.
  39. first person
    My Marriage Was Never the Same After ThatIn 2016, I wrote a poem that went viral. My home life got complicated.
  40. first person
    Did My Girlfriend Lie About Having Cancer?I’ll never know for sure, but she forever changed my approach to relationships.
  41. first person
    The Lonely BirderI was embarrassed to admit how much I love birds. Then I found my people.
  42. first person
    Mounjaro and MeBody positivity was my salvation from an anti-fat world. Then my doctor prescribed me an injectable weight-loss drug that upended everything.
  43. the algorithm
    A Love Letter to All My Exes’ Exes’ Instagram AccountsIf only I could “like” any of their posts.
  44. first person
    It Wasn’t Just a BreakupHow the catastrophic end of my relationship led to a diagnosis that changed my life.
  45. life after roe
    A Texas Single Mother’s Abortion Story“It’s like the system is set up to fail mothers. We can’t survive like this.”
  46. power
    Life After ParklandA shooting at their high school turned X González into an activist, a celebrity, a “survivor” — and the pressure almost killed them.
  47. sober questioning
    Hear Me Out: Don’t Get Sober on January 1Recover doesn’t care what day it is — you shouldn’t, either.
  48. the hard part
    Holiday Traditions Are Cheesy and Exhausting and Totally Worth ItYour future adult kids will thank you.
  49. family
    Tripping With My MomAn unspoken, impenetrable chill kept us apart for years. ’Shrooms brought us back together.
  50. first person
    What Happened When I Tried to Carry the World on My BackThe climate movement feels entitled to Black women’s time and energy, leading to a unique kind of burnout.
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