Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Feminist Scholar Blurs the Arts and Sciences: An Intimate Conversation

*This interview of Dr. Patricia Leavy was originally prepared for publication in the now defunct arts e-zine, HerCircle* I interviewed scholar and novelist Patricia Leavy for an UpClose Interview featured in February 2012 HerCircle E-Zine, about her passion for blurring the arts and sciences. Since that interview Leavy has gone from being a professor to […]

Musical Inspiration

I am a writer. Plain and simple. It is more than my title, but less than my sum. Writing is my hobby, my passion, my job. It is what I do at work and what I do on my days off. I can’t say it absorbs every one of my waking thoughts, but it comes […]

Black Women and Fat and a Photo of a Girl Wearing Someone Else’s Face

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis. It is not totally rare that I am moved to tears, but this time it was for a good reason. I was standing in a sleek little gallery on the Lower East Side, music beating in the background, as I looked at an enormous photograph of a little black girl […]

Why a Parent’s Empathy is Vital for a Bullied Girl — and Why It Often Goes Out the Window

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Bullying, Featured, Parents

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. When I did the original research for Odd Girl Out, I asked every bullied girl I interviewed to tell me what she needed most from her family. The answer truly surprised me. It wasn’t having the best solutions, calling the school or trying to act like everything was […]

Is Hooking Up Good for Girls?

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. As a relationship advice columnist for Teen Vogue, I get a lot of mail from girls in “no strings attached” relationships. The girls describe themselves as “kind of” with a guy, “sort of” seeing him, or “hanging out” with him. The guy may be noncommittal, or worse, in another no-strings […]

No Offense, But I Was Just Kidding: Dealing with Mean Jokes

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. “When girls say ‘just kidding,’ what percentage of the time are they really joking?” It’s one of my favorite questions to ask girls, and I rarely hear numbers in double digits. That’s because “just kidding,” and its cousin, “no offense,” are phrases girls (and guys, though less […]

Is It Too Late to Apologize?

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. Hi Rachel, I started college last year and met my friend who quickly became a best friend. The problem is that later on in the year a third friend popped up to make a threesome and I didn’t handle the situation as gracefully as I could have. […]

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