The Hard to Love Playlist
You may need a Hard to Love playlist this Valentine’s Day. I got you.
Pandora in Blue Jeans
The photograph captioned “Pandora in Blue Jeans” is one of the most widely circulated portraits of a woman in history.
A declaration of dependence.
On Enjoying Grad School
I loved my time in grad school, and I’ve never regretted going.
Hannah Gadsby Makes It Plain
Instead of going to church this Sunday, I watched Nanette, and it stirred my soul.
Communal Living and its Discontents
“You feel his hand closing tight over yours …” the ad copy moans, “you hear his voice speaking straight to your heart … you know this is not just for an hour, not just for a day. This is for keeps.”
Relying on Friendship in a World Made for Couples
For single women, friendship isn’t just important: It’s existential.
Letter to the Editor: Smashed Glass
Mr. Menafee was understandably tired of having to work in an environment decorated with these idealized images of slavery.
How To Be Single
Always gaze raptly into the middle distance.
Like Elizabeth Bennet, Hilton Als, and Jazmine Hughes, I have four sisters.
The Terror of Good Intentions
I got my first period at a pro-life march.
An Interview With Briallen Hopper | Margins Magazine
I’ve learned that reading and writing are life for so many people.
Letter to the Editor: How Diversity Plays Out on Campuses
At schools like Princeton and Yale (where I have spent the last decade), a student of color is the only nonwhite person in the room over and over and over again.
When God Won't Let You Do the Assignment
Last fall, one of my students refused to do an assignment because it conflicted with his religious beliefs.
Why I Am & Am Not a Calvinist
I grew up between the Water and the Mountain.