Ask Auntie Randa: on "The Simpsons" and handling your family's fatphobia

Auntie Randa’s take on The Simpsons as refugees and confronting your family’s fatphobia.

Ask Auntie Randa: How Can I Recharge After a Sexless Relationship?

Randa Jarrar’s advice on Arab community-building and starting a pussy journal. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on sex writing, Palestinian roots, and skin privilege

Auntie Randa’s advice on writing about sex, embracing Palestinian roots, and skin privilege. Read more »

I Got All My Sisters With Me: How TV is Diversifying Family Structures

Extended families are their own miniature communities where members can find support. Read more »

“Coco” Proves Cultural Appreciation is Possible

I set out to the theater on Thanksgiving Day expecting to hate Disney-Pixar’s Coco. I was delightfully surprised. Read more »

Forced Exile: How Queer Families Navigate Holidays

Outsider status makes going home especially anxiety-inducing for queer people. Read more »

Love and Restrictions: Food, Family, and Anorexia

For most of us with disordered eating, holidays with our families can be excruciating. Read more »

Conditions of Consent: Teaching Children Bodily Autonomy

These instances are about our collective avoidance of consent and the rape culture. Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... Read more »

Pistols or Pearls: Gender Reveal Parties Are a Sham

Gender-reveal parties reinforce a faux binary. Read more »

Popaganda: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted. Their histories, experiences, and native languages, those should be pushed aside in favor of the “melting pot” of English.... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Before You Watch "Orange is the New Black," Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

Season three of Orange is the New Black is (almost) here! While creator Jenji Kohan and the whole cast have been pretty tight-... Read more »