Warning: This post is spoilery. Readers of Malinda Lo’s revamped Cinderella story, Ash, will initially find themselves in familiar territory: Ash’s father unexpectedly dies and leaves her in the hands of her cruel new stepmother. Since Ash is expected to pay off her father’s numerous debts, she becomes a servant in her stepmother’s household andContinue reading “Ash”

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Janet Mock had a recognizable presence on social and mainstream media for a few years now. In 2011, Marie Claire published a profile of her, her first major introduction to the public as a trans woman and activist. A lot of people got to know her for the #girlslikeus hashtag on Twitter, which allows trans womenContinue reading “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More”

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

What’s the difference between “crazy” and “creative”? Is there a difference? And if you take away the “crazy,” will you also be taking away the “creative”? These are just some of the questions Ellen Forney found herself grappling with right before her 30th birthday, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Suddenly, all those manicContinue reading “Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me”

Calling Dr. Laura

Growing up, Nicole Georges had always believed that her father was dead. Then at the age of twenty-three, Nicole’s friend took her to a psychic, who informed her that her father wasn’t dead. It’s a secret Nicole sits on for a long time, until finally broaches the subject and her sister spills the beans: no,Continue reading “Calling Dr. Laura”

Two Boys Kissing

Following a homophobic attack on one of their high school classmates, seventeen-year-olds Harry and Craig are two ex-boyfriends (and current best friends) on a mission: they plan to break the world record for longest recorded kiss. They get the okay to do it on the lawn of their campus, and it’s game on: they’ll haveContinue reading “Two Boys Kissing”