Turning 18, and encounters with masculinity.
Happiness can be defined without anyone else’s input.
In defense of taking pictures of yourself.
An excerpt from the new book The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic.
Some ways to say, “It’s not OK.”
Sometimes I like attention from strangers.
No one is allowed to make you feel unsafe.
A report from both sides of the male gaze.
Remaking the set of Friends, Cori B., and the bewitching tale of the reclusive Lykovs.
I collected compliments from boys like Pokémon cards.
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