musings Tag

Let’s define a squad. When the term comes to mind, there are two ways of defining the word. First, there are the people who think it means to be part of the same group of friends — the same club, the same cult, basically the same...

You can read Emily Ratajkowski's original essay "Baby Woman" here. Lena Dunham’s website Lenny Letter recently featured a piece written by model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. The personal essay is titled “Baby Woman,” and in it, Ratajkowski discusses her pubescent years as a “baby woman”—a 12-year-old...

You’re walking down the street alone and it happens out of nowhere— you get catcalled. I never used to get catcalled as a teenager because I looked like an ogre. Now that I have discovered it is acceptable to shower more than once a week, every...

Your arms wrap around me, Squeezing me tighter and tighter Until all I’m aware of are my ribs Piercing through my skin. You squeeze life out of me, Until all that is left Is a hollow shell. Sunken eyes hide in dark caves And peer out only to see a sallow face Looking back...

I think I understand the notion of love. It is the one simple thing that all people share but in completely different ways. It is the one act that changes everyone; the one thing that we do for nobody else but that one person. It is...

runaway suburbia it’s 4:30 in the morning the cab ride home is slower we talk about teenage summers and childhood in box-like backyards familiarity precedes panic green lights with nowhere to go linen patterns to planes overhead and remnants of what the clock outgrows apply tape to the temporary red mirage or contrasting truth the mind...