parenting

Plot Twist: TV’s Surprise-Pregnancy Problem

Pregnancy has become a looming onscreen threat that could suddenly befall any woman. Read more »

Popaganda: Birth of the New

End of the world getting you down? We may never truly know what the future holds, and to some of us, the looming threat of an apocalypse is the most effective birth control. In this episode of Popaganda, Soleil digs into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle... Read more »

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. 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 »

Forced Exile: How Queer Families Navigate Holidays

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

Pistols or Pearls: Gender Reveal Parties Are a Sham

Gender-reveal parties reinforce a faux binary. 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 »

No More “Good Girls”: YA needs to get real about reproduction

YA fiction is more and more reflective of the world in which young people actually live, a new normal of characters and storylines encompassing all the complexities of sex, sexuality, and reproductive rights and justice. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Breastfeeding for Nurturing...and Pleasure

Breastfeeding changes the relationship people have to their nipples. 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 »

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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 »