Table of Contents
April 2, 2014Evening our keels.
April 9, 2014Can't stop changing all the time.
April 16, 2014New diarist! New diarist!! New diarist!!!
April 23, 2014Happy birthday, Naomi. ♥
Our Secret Public JournalsThe deepest thoughts of our former selves, lifted from the pages of our old diaries and sketchbooks.
April 30, 2014Nothing lasts forever.
All Right HidingPencil in some quality time with yourself.
Beach FossilsFour friends, a minibus, and some deserted seaside homes.
Since U Been GoneI'm so moving on.
Like MotherFollowing in her footsteps 40 years later.
It's Getting WarmerSpringtime in New York (finally!).
River's EdgeStill water and quietude.
A Place in the SunMoving toward the light.
From Me to YouCorrespondence between two faraway pen pals.
Down by the SeaIt's where I'll be.
Armchair PsychometryIf these objects could talk, what would they say?
Missing ThingsA collection of things lost to time and place.
Found PhotosThis month's background images.
The Bailey DiariesI will be untouchable.
Can You Go Home Again?Why it's OK to dislike where you grew up.
Neither/BothDeciding to change my "outer" gender to match my inner one was one of the scariest things I've ever done. And then I did it all over again.
Remembrance of Things PastAnd some of the treasures that made it back to me.
Life in Jeopardy!I assumed that I was selected for the Teen Tournament because I’m black.
Empire State of MindI want to be a part of it...I think.
Team AwkwardI found something that made me feel less socially anxious: empathy.
Get Lost!Stop making plans, start taking action.
Parental GuidanceWhy do I feel lost when I talk to the supportive, loving people who raised me?
Carry OnOr, a detailed account of an obsession with/personal experience of death and life and stuff.
Nothing Really MattersEmbrace your insignificance!
Racked With GuiltI thought going to a fancy store betrayed my mom's very existence.
Feel Good LostYou don't need directions to go somewhere great.
Friday Playlist: The Beauty in BetweenA mix for that journey to find (or get away from) something/someone/yourself.
Karol Conka: Batuk Freak“Hip-hop was essential for me to recognize the good in me.”
Lost SoulThe music that once united us is tearing us apart.
Bikini Kill: Girl SoldierThe premiere of an unreleased track and an interview with bassist Kathi Wilcox.
Friday Playlist: Happy When It RainsSongs that capture the boredom/beauty of small British towns.
Fear of Men: AmericaA premiere of a new tune and a talk about writing, Simon & Garfunkel, and man-repelling band names.
Friday Playlist: Busy Being FreeSongs for going your own way.
White Lung: Snake JawWe premiere their ferocious new song, and talk to frontwoman Mish Way about writing, body image, and how boyfriends can fuck with your creativity.
Follow the SoundAlbums that lure us out of and into our own heads.
Friday Playlist: Seafaring SongsCome sail away.
Theme Song: Perfect Pussy"Candy's Room"
Fatima Al Qadiri: Shanghai FreewayWe premiere her new song and have a chat about war, sexism, and cultural stereotypes.
Not About LoveOr: Why I don't care where the "cool boys" are hanging out tonight (or any night).
See Through MeIf no one notices me, do I even exist?
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodOh, did you have some questions about prom attire? Here are the answers you seek!
Oh! You Pretty ThingsAdvice about pube grooming, self-tanner, natural hair, and more.
Ask a Grown Man: Girl TalkThe musician engages in exactly what his name implies. Meta!
Boss BehaviorAt my school, outspoken girls didn't get respect—we got detention.
Our World AloneAn epistolary meditation on Lorde, Flannery O'Connor, the grotesque, and the ache of being a teenager.
Friend CrushApril 2014: Freja and Johanna
Editor's LetterApril 2014: Lost and Found
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Lost CitiesMy five favorite ghost towns on earth.
Voluntary InformationA primer for do-gooders/Lisa Simpson wannabes.
Saturday Links: Macaroni and Cheese Waffles EditionPlus moon discoveries, a Hole reunion, and a stunning essay about race.
Why Can't I Be You: Emily NussbaumThe New Yorker’s television critic tells us how to get her job—or not.
Saturday Links: Goddesses Honor Nirvana EditionPlus a tribute to Marina Keegan, the cutest pig on Instagram, and the ever-wonderful Tilda Swinton.
Saturday Links: Eagle Girl EditionIncluding a remembrance of Gabriel García Márquez, a new Charli XCX jam, a Peep exploding in a microwave, and more!
Kelis: Wardrobe JunkiesA premiere of a web series and interview about taking charge, community-building, and eating pizza.
Saturday Links: Questlove Blows Our Minds EditionPlus a cat café, new music from Brody Dalle, a look at racist microaggressions in academia, et plus!