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Can a New Mom Be Sexy?

I like to feel sexy. Not the kind of sexy that’s about what other people think of me – I mean the kind of sexy that’s about how I feel inside myself. It’s when I feel alive inside. It’s warm sensations and feeling my energy flowing through my body. It’s yumminess. It’s like a warm sun…

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A Strange Sisterhood

I sit in the first row, clutching a paper ticket in my clenched right fist. My fingers trace the inside of my jacket pocket as I crumple the once-sturdy paper into a hundred little folds. I’m usually not this nervous, but this evening is a special occasion. Tonight is the night when Tonya Harding, my…

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Word Current: Genderqueer

 Genderqueer: Of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. The top definition of genderqueer on urbandictionary.com states, “Genderqueer is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed “norms” associated with his/her biological sex.…

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Dear Twenty-Year-Old Me, Forty is Better

Dear twenty-year-old me, It’s forty-year-old me. Twice your age. We made it to forty!  It’s so much better than you would imagine. You’re in the middle of a pretty rough year – moving into your first apartment with your best friend at the time (we know how that goes), struggling in organic chemistry, realizing that engineering might…