Ask Bear: My Family is Trying to Guilt Me Into Talking to My Abusive Dad

A reader's family disapproves of them no longer having a relationship with their dad. “You'll come around,” they say.  Read more »

In Her Memoir, Diane Guerrero Showcases the Struggles and Resilience of An Undocumented Family

Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero opens up about her family in her memoir “In the Country We Love.” Read more »

Artists Made Gorgeous, Free "Mamas Day" Cards for All Families

You can sponsor a card to be sent to moms held in immigration detention, too.  Read more »

Ask Bear: Can My Boyfriend and Me (and His Kid and His Ex) Make a Home Together?

Adventures in cohousing! A reader asks for advice on moving in with their boyfriend who currently lives with his ex and their kid.  Read more »

I Used to Walk for the Cure. Now I Work for Environmental Justice.

After my mom and aunt both died of cancer, I realized I needed to focus on the toxins around us.  Read more »

Ask Bear: My Future Family-In-Law Is Causing Wedding Drama

You can have as non-traditional a wedding as you want, says Bear, but some people will still be frustratingly terrible people.  Read more »

Two Generations Watch "Star Wars" and See Princess Leia—and Rey—Two Different Ways

I grew up watching the original Star Wars and pretending to be Princess Leia. Read more »

Ask Bear: Is It Okay To Be So, So Sad About My Miscarriage?

A reader wonders how to deal with the grief of a miscarriage at eight weeks.  Read more »

Growing Up As a Feminist in an Immigrant Family

Feminism has many faces. Toronto writer TK Matunda reflects on how to combine her Kenyan parents' traditions with her politics.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: 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... 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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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