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A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Radical Self Acceptance with Astrologer Chani Nicholas

Astrology came to me in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Yes, I know it sounds nutty (and maybe a tad dramatic), but when the world you thought you knew ceases to make sense, you end up looking for any and every resource that can offer guidance. Dipping my toes into the practice helped me … Continue reading A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Radical Self Acceptance with Astrologer Chani Nicholas

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

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