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“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 »

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 »

9 Movies That Put Trump’s Wall To Shame

We’re not going to forget our history, and we’re not going to let other people forget it either. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

Can You See Me Now?: The Fragility of Maternal Transition

The pregnant woman is rarely asked what it is she needs, or how she really feels. Read more »

Baby Fever : “The Art of Waiting” Captures the Pain of Infertility

Belle Boggs handles infertility through a nuanced and empathetic lens that’s attuned to issues of social justice. Read more »

The Fragility of Silence: Unlearning Childhood Secrecy and Breaking the Chains in Adult Life

Sometimes silence is broken and exposed as the most fragile of things when someone steps forward with enough courage to end it. Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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