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  1. first person
    Dressing for Church Taught Me Everything I Know About Fashion“Sunday best” means more than the Met Gala to me.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.”
  4. skin care
    I Love Putting Chemicals on My FaceBut recently, I got pregnant.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. first person
    Was My Joke the Final Nail in Fifth Harmony’s Coffin?No. The thing about Fifth Harmony is that we never should’ve had a Fifth Harmony.
  8. 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.”
  9. 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.”
  10. how to raise a boy
    The Stories My Sons and I ShareAbout Chloe Kim, Dude Perfect, Tiger Parents, and our own family.
  11. 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.
  12. how to raise a boy
    My Son Loves GunsHow much about violence do I want him to understand?
  13. first person
    Before I Embraced My Brownness, I Tried to Lighten My SkinThe whitener really worked, but at what cost?
  14. evangelicalism
    What It’s Like To Experience Gay Conversion Therapy“The pastor was inches away from my face, screaming for the demon to get out.”
  15. first person
    TransitionMy surgeries were a bridge across realities, a spirit customizing its vessel to reflect its nature.
  16. get a hobby
    Do You Like Under the Tuscan Sun? Drinking Wine? Take Up Pasta MakingI roll and I knead. I become a craftsman. I am the Geppetto of pasta.
  17. power
    I Started the Media Men ListMy name is Moira Donegan.
  18. appreciations
    The New Essence Is a Salon-Chair Dream Come TrueThe return of all-black ownership of the magazine is coming at exactly the right time.
  19. first person
    The Gift of LonelinessA single woman’s secret to surviving the holiday season alone.
  20. literature
    What I Learned After Lorin Stein Published My StoryA lesson in power, sex, and fiction.
  21. hobbies
    The Time-Wasting Magic of Online Real Estate Listings“Redfin is Tinder for married people,” as one friend put it.
  22. sex ed
    Men Don’t Get to Decide What Counts As ‘Sex’Does America know what sex is? After the past week, I’m not so sure.
  23. tv
    On Loving and Hating Louis C.K.It was always a percentages game with him.
  24. Why I Haven’t Said #MeTooI didn’t have a choice then, but I have one now.
  25. first person
    More Than Vineyards Were Lost in the California FiresLast month, I watched the place I’m from burn down.
  26. compromises
    The Things I Shrugged Off Then, Horrify Me Now“I’m not ashamed about wanting a career, but I can’t look back at some of my actions without wincing.”
  27. sex negative
    Worst Sex Ever: ‘The Biggest Dick I’d Ever Seen’“I told my colleague that I had to cut out early to go see a man about his very large dick. It was my Mount Everest, and I intended to climb it.”
  28. nostalgia
    Farewell to the Most Sparkly Sacred Place in New YorkLong before crystals were trendy, the Hall of Gems and Minerals was a haven for kids.
  29. motherhood
    What My Daughter Taught Me About Honoring the DeadBefore I became a mom, I didn’t even know where my father was buried.
  30. first person
    My Fateful Year Working For Anne KleinDonna Karan on getting fired, and rehired, by her “other mother.”
  31. science experiments
    Can You Biohack Your Fertility?One Silicon Valley doctor’s pursuit of the Holy Grail: a way to predict the future.
  32. first person
    Lena Dunham on the Pet-Store Owner Who Made Her Want to Be a Good Person“He didn’t believe I had caused Hillary Clinton to lose the presidency. He was simply happy I’d kept up with this whole being-alive thing.”
  33. first person
    Why I Let My 10-Year-Old Go Camping UnchaperonedBecause parenting is a wilderness, no matter where you are.
  34. first person
    I Went on a Date With My RapistI was ashamed of my behavior for years. Now I know I’m normal.
  35. parenthood
    Choosing a Preschool for My Black DaughterWhat we considered when selecting a school for our toddler.
  36. book excerpt
    How It Felt to Live Through My First Manic EpisodeI was sixteen, and I believed I was receiving messages from Michael Jackson.
  37. celebrities know best
    I Took Pregnancy Advice From Famous PeopleBeing pregnant is so confusing. What do you eat? How much do you vomit? Only a celebrity would know the answer.
  38. first person
    A Hurricane Survivor in Puerto Rico on Growing Threats of Lawlessness and Hunger“I can’t believe there are going to be any normal days soon. We are far from normal.”
  39. voyages
    Seven Days on the Oprah CruiseAt sea with a ship full of superfans, including my mom.
  40. sex negative
    Worst Sex Ever: ‘He Lost a Condom Inside Me’“I excused myself to squat on the floor of his bathroom and search my vagina.”
  41. new slang
    Instead of a Fling, Call That Short-Term Romance a CometBright, fast — and your orbits might cross again later.
  42. first person
    I May Not Be a Natural Mom, But I Am Naturally JudgyBecoming a parent felt strange. Judging other parents came easy.
  43. i like this bitch's life
    I Wish I Had a Clothesline Full of Linens in MaineI Like This Bitch’s Life: Nicholson Baker edition.
  44. first person
    My Life in Domestic GoddessesWomen who made food look like self-expression.
  45. first person
    Don’t Tell Me That Young People Can’t Fix FashionAs sweeping changes occur, we need to be setting the bar higher, not cutting people off.
  46. true stories
    The Bold Type’s Vagina Mishap Really Happened to MeWhen I worked for Joanna Coles at Cosmopolitan.
  47. ‘It Took Two Boat Rides’: Texans on Surviving the StormLocal stories from an unprecedented natural disaster in America’s fourth-largest city.
  48. my terrible boss
    My Terrible Boss Showed Me a Dick Pic and Got Promoted“I thought that was something that only happened on Mad Men.”
  49. first person
    What I Got Wrong About MisogynyFive years ago, I started writing about feminism for the Cut. I didn’t get how bad things were.
  50. charlottesville
    I Lost My Son to the Alt-Right MovementA mother reflects on her son’s descent into hate.
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