We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.
Stacey Ballis: the author who enlightened me that authors are nice people!
If you have followed my writing since joining Persephone, you know this year has been mostly an amazing one for me. Besides marrying my beautiful wife, I have successfully transitioned. Though my life has mostly been on the ups, I have had a few downs. Lately one of these downs has been weighing on me […]
We Try It: Being Catfished
Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl named Mary. She had a handsome husband and a sweet baby girl and a lovely home by the sea. And Mary was sick and although she fought valiantly and with great determination, Mary died and everyone was sad. And it was all a lie.
The Weight Of Friendships
Throughout the years, I’ve learned the most about life from the friendships that have come and gone, but especially from the friends that remain permanent fixtures. I may not always be the greatest friend, but I think I can safely say that I’m a friend that will be loyal to you forever, unless you fuck […]
Picture it. I’m in Iowa visiting with two friends of mine, both white women. We sit in a booth at a local supermarket eating deli food and discussing various issues. One friend tells us about a recent classroom debate she had with her professor and others over the terms “African-American” versus “Black.” I recall discussing […]
Room for Grace
A year ago today, I lost one of my closest friends in a terrible car accident.
From for-profit colleges to The Babysitters Club, ladyblogs delivered this week.
Favorite Male-Female Friendships
Ah, the mythical male-female friendship. So rarely does it happen on TV or, if most magazines are to be believed, in real life. Well, considering the fact that my current roommate is a guy who happens to be one of my closest friends (and I know he is reading this and is feeling pretty proud […]
Communication in Friendships
Ever had an email or chat conversation with a friend, talking about meeting up only to have the other disappear into thin air when you go into the details? And not because they suddenly decide they don’t want to see you, but just… I don’t know why. I wish I knew.
This week’s girls explored the men, on Girls!
This post will break your heart, but it’s an amazing piece of writing. -Hillary Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide.
Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide. It also might not make sense.
My friends joke that I talk about Scrubs as if I have a writer’s credit. Really, though, I’m much more like Abed in Community, television is my reference point and Scrubs happens to be the imagery that most frequents my Rolodex. I could write the book on Scrubs; actually, I have every intention of doing […]
Friends and Idols
As a kid, I was growing up without once imagining myself in the future, because it seemed the future would fall into place the same way it had for everyone else. Except, deep down, I knew that I didn’t want the same things as everyone else, but I also needed someone to guide me along […]