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Back to the Herd: Last Names & Patriarchal Law

When I got married, I was feeling rebellious.  I was engaged to a man who, like me, was from North Carolina. We were both the first children in our families to get married. Our parents were itching for a big event. My partner had also internalized many cliches of the millennial wedding industrial complex—particularly the … Continue reading Back to the Herd: Last Names & Patriarchal Law

Ladies We Love: Kylie Terra Burnham

In this special edition of Ladies We Love, we're featuring a guest post from Kylie Terra Burnham, a Boston-based artist and instructional designer working with words, movement, and images. I grew up poor and Jewish in a rural woodland valley in New England. A tomboy, my preferences for things expected of boys—playing outside in the … Continue reading Ladies We Love: Kylie Terra Burnham

Loneliness and Love in the Time of Capitalism: A Conversation on Modern Romantic Relationships

I’m no stranger to the institution of marriage. I’ve attended nine weddings in the past five years alone, with each passing year seeing an exponential uptick in letterpress invitations as I inch closer to my thirties. And yes, I even had one of my own when I married my current partner of almost a decade, … Continue reading Loneliness and Love in the Time of Capitalism: A Conversation on Modern Romantic Relationships

A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

When I saw the first, clearly targeted for me, Facebook ad for Rom Com Fest it was actually just advertising a screening of Never Been Kissed. After clicking on the link, I was surprised to find an entire festival dedicated to the romantic comedy genre, with beloved films, new features, talks, and other special events. … Continue reading A Weekend at Rom Com Fest: Heartthrobs, Heartbreak, and Revisiting the Classics in 2019

Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

"I was an artist before I was politicized," said Patrisse Cullors during a discussion after her MFA thesis show at The Big House last April. Widely known for her role as co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Cullors showcased a different side of her work with her performance piece, titled "Respite, Reprieve and Healing: An Evening … Continue reading Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

Help Keep Abortion Legal in Georgia, Alabama, and Beyond

Blame the algorithms all you want, but you can't deny that social media often excels at delivering on-point—and sometimes painfully accurate—content straight to the palm of your hand. I found myself cringing the other morning on my post-snooze-button cruise through my Instagram feed at the results of a Q&A on someone's story. The question? "What … Continue reading Help Keep Abortion Legal in Georgia, Alabama, and Beyond