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This post is part of Avidly's "Too Real" series, guest edited by Carissa M. Harris: a series of short, vivid essays focusing on a...

This Is How An Iconic 1980s Ad Doomed Women

Why are women still primarily responsible for the unpaid labor of parenting and domestic work? As women struggled under the pressures of the Covid...

My Uncle, Pedophile: On Writing the Difficulty

The popular and even some of the scholarly literature on writing about trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, suggests that such writing should be healing...

Twenty-Five Years Later

The past few weeks—scratch that—the past few years have been triggering for many women. Most recently, at Harvard, a bunch of powerful professors closed...

Kinds of Blue: Notes on the Avonlea Village Improvement Society and Teen Girlhood

Have you ever seen a color so “mortifying,” such a “burning shame,” that it prompts “blank dismay,” provokes angry tears and “bitterness of spirit,”...

A Comet is Not a Metaphor

Don’t Look Up, a film about corruption, greed, social media, and, supposedly, climate change, has been a wild success on Netflix and generated a...