ARTICLES

Bits and bobs from around the internet. Enjoy!

On Adoption

My Boy, Their Son - Amazon Originals

The Gay Couple Who Adopted My Baby Are Exactly The Parents I Wanted Him To Have - BuzzFeed

What It's Like To Be A Birth Mother With A 4-Year-Old In Open Adoption - Refinery29

What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him - Yes! Magazine

The Day Her Son Was Born Was All Joy. The Next Day, Her Friends Came. On The 3rd Day, Shit Got Real. - Upworthy (featured video)

On Theater

From the Inside Out: Rock Monster Jody Christopherson - Brooklyn Rail

Questions to Ask During Diamond Heists, Fifth-Grade Reunions, and Other Immersive Experiences - Culturebot

On 'Magic Trick' - Culturebot

Do Your Play In an Apartment - New York Theatre Review

On 'Ironbound' - New York Theatre Review

On 'Broken Bone Bathtub' - New York Theatre Review

 

On 'Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape' - The Happiest Medium
 

For SheKnows

I Know What It’s Like to Be Separated From Your Child

TLC Co-dads Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Share Their Biggest Parenting Surprise

My Son Doesn't Live With Me, but I'm Still Marching for His Life

Trump Isn't the Only One Ignoring Birth Mothers in the Adoption Process

I Don't Regret Placing My Son for Adoption

I'm Glad I Went to an Orgy While I Was Pregnant

My 5-Year-Old Is Moving Across the Country Without Me 

I Placed My Son for Adoption — It's OK if I Die Without Another Kid

 

 

For Romper/Bustle

Let's Just Talk About The Postpartum Queef

I Made Padsicles For My Postpartum Vagina & Guys, I'm A Genius

I'm A Birth Mother, & Mother's Day Is Tough For Me

I Pushed For What Seemed Like A Million Hours And It Was The Worst

Why I Always Ask For My Son's Consent Before Hugging Him

I Went Braless For A Week & Here's What Happened

I'm A Birth Mother And Donald Trump Makes Me Not Want My Own Kids Anymore

I'm A Birth Mother. Please Stop Asking Me If I'm A Surrogate.

When You're A Birth Mother, There Is Literally No Pregnancy Advice That Acknowledges You

Why I Talk So Openly About My Pregnancy Sex Experiences

Adopting A Kitten Brought My Birth-Mother Guilt To The Surface

I Couldn't Breastfeed My Son Before Placing Him For Adoption & I'm OK With It

This Is What Your Baby Shower Is Like When You're Placing Your Baby For Adoption

I Gave Birth Surrounded By My Friends & I Wouldn't Change A Thing

Honestly, I Couldn't Have Given Birth Without My Labor & Delivery Nurse By My Side

I Had A Meltdown Getting An IUD After Giving Birth

As A Birth Mom, Sometimes I Feel Like A Fraud

This Is What It's Like To Visit The Son I Placed For Adoption

My Doula Was Also A Birth Mother & Her Support Meant Everything To Me

My Epidural Was Perfectly "Natural," Thank You Very Much

A Stranger Grabbed Me While I Was Pregnant & It Was Horrifying

Actually, Having Sex After Baby Was Amazing

I Told My Partner That I Placed My Son For Adoption

I Was Ashamed Of The Way I Felt About My Postpartum Body

Honestly, Pooping After Childbirth Was Absolutely Terrifying

How I Became Sex Positive — Again — After My Sexual Assault

I'll Never Forget Seeing My Baby's Heartbeat At My 20-Week Ultrasound

Why Is Adoption So Expensive? A Look At The Rising Costs

Honestly, I Don't Care If You Think Placing My Son For Adoption Makes Me A Bad Mom

I Got Dumped During My Third Trimester

Actually, Sex During My Third Trimester Was Awesome

For The Brief

Nonprofits Working To Provide Femme Care Products To Those In Need

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Toxic Shock Syndrome

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Uterine Prolapse But Never Knew To Ask

MG Asks: Should I Be Getting An IUD Or Implant Right This Second?

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Syphilis

20 Pieces Of Career Advice I Wish I’d Known In My Twenties

Real Talk: How I Tamed My Angry, Upset Stomach

What’s In The News: Policing The Female Body

Why Your Vagina Itches Right Before Your Period

10 Feminist AF Halloween Costume Ideas

Teen Pregnancy Is Declining: Here’s What You Need To Know

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weed Suppositories But Were Too Afraid To Ask

Real Talk: Why I Love My Armpit Hair a.k.a. #pithairdontcare

Real Talk: What It’s Like To Have A Hormonal IUD

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Labiaplasty But Were Too Afraid To Ask

Real Talk: #EczemaPride And (Slowly) Learning To Love My Skin

Advice Column: Help Me Dylan

When You Finally Admit You Were Molested

When You Have a Probably-Harmless Crush

When Your “Friend” Is Out of Jail for Child Porn

When Your Partner’s Friend Is Depressed and Destructive

When Your Coworkers Really Really Don’t Get You

When You Have Herpes

When the World Is Fucking Ending and You’re Scared For Your Life

When You’re Enamored with a Camgirl

When Your Partner Makes More Money Than You Do

When You Regret Friend-Zoning That Guy

When Your Mom’s Boyfriend’s Son Is Totally Hot

When You Miss That One Ex

When Your Cousin Is a Misogynist Fuckbag (But You Love His Parents)

On Whether You Should Get Back Together with Your Jealous Ex

On Whether Some Dickbag Is Going to Mess You Up for Life (Hint: No)

When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing with the Dude You Met Online

When Your Best Friend’s Partner Is Abusing Her

When You’re In Love with Your Best Friend and She Knows It

On Ending Two Years of Self-Harm

When Your Husband Pretends His Ex Never Existed

When Your Boyfriend Lies About Watching Porn

On Homophobic, Transphobic Advice-Seekers Who Really Need to Join the 21st Century

On Friend-Breakups

On Condom Etiquette and Whether You Should Tell Your Friend About Your Crush

On Commitmentphobic Motherfuckers

On Male Rape Victims and Female Perpetrators

On Invisible Bisexuality

On Leaving Your Awful Day Job

On Hitting Rock Bottom

On Partners Who Believe in Aliens and Ghosts

On When the Dogs Should Pee and Where Dirty Dishes Go

When Your Former Crush’s Girl Is Being an Asshole

On Our Depressed Partners

On Guys Who Hug Us and Actually Know We Exist

On Whether Your Best Days Are Behind You (Hint: They’re Not)

On Whether You Should Date Right After a Breakup

On Being Love-Starved

On Whether Your Ex Should Leave His Girlfriend for You

On Fucking Wastes of Space Who Don’t Communicate

On Losing Dogs and Avoiding Friends

On Moms with Opinions About Our Living Situations

On Demisexuality

On Freeing Yourself From Worthless Dudes

On Telling Your Ex to Leave You Alone

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