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My first date with a real human occurred almost exactly a week after I’d lost my virginity to this person (yes, after). We’d met at a bar through a mutual friend, but the attraction didn’t immediately blind us both at first sight. My feelings for her were like a slow burn; I gradually felt that ache of longing you experience after you meet someone new, when you’re hoping that they’ll finally be the one to transform your entire existence. No matter how content you are...
By now, a lot of us are starting to sober up, figuratively and literally, after the devastating outcome of the election. We deep-dived into the stages of grief, found solace in our safe spaces and communities, we jotted down our congressman’s phone number (find yours here) to make weekly calls that cannot be ignored. But the mind-blowing fact remains, that Donald Trump, a misogynistic reality TV show personality, is our president-elect. While we process stress in different ways, retail therapy can help us contribute to good...
I’m studying in the library and look chillingly unfriendly, so they sit an extra table away. I’m walking down the hallway with an expression that makes me look like I could hurt someone, so they avoid eye contact. I often get asked, “Are you mad?” throughout my day.I am not perpetually peeved; I have a condition called Resting Bitch Face (RBF). According to Urban Dictionary, a girl whose natural expression is unintentionally hostile and mean-looking suffers from RBF.This girl has a stern brow that makes...
  This article originally appeared on Th-INK. Ahead of Sunday’s BUST Craftacular in London’s East End, our editor Alice Snape interviews three vendors about their creations, why they love crafting and the ink they wear on their skin. With over 70 independent designer-makers featuring at ‘London’s coolest craft fair’ (Time Out) we knew there had to be some awesome tattooed folk in there too. Sarah Corbett, 32, Founding Director, Craftivist Collective, London based, works worldwide. “All of my tattoos help me on my journey to be the best version of myself. They...
Monday morning, just minutes before the bank opened, 3 women chained themselves to the door of TD Bank in downtown Philadelphia. The protesters were locked together and blocked the entrance to the bank in a direct action against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Two additional women stood alongside them and held a banner that read “TD Divest Your Money Now From DAPL.” The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 3.8 billion, 1,172 mile long project that, if completed will carry fracked oil from North Dakota...