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7 Women On The Intersection Of Hair And Queer Identity

Teenagedom is largely a parade of awkwardness, self-doubt, and one’s body rebelling against its owner. For young queer girls, this time can be especially unwieldy, marked not only by burgeoning sexuality, but by a slew of quickly shifting hairstyles that let the world know they’re “not like other girls.” Read more

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See Me: Fighting The Invisibility Of Mental Illness

By Danielle Vintschger Every day that I’m on the outside of a psych ward, I take up a little more space in the world. CN: discussion of self-harm I was eight years old, sitting in the garden next to our driveway when I first became invisible. My body faded away, leaving only a tiny hand Read more

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Witch, Queen, Mom: Fairy Tale Lessons For Surviving Borderline Parents

“When you’re dealing with the borderline situation, any imperfection feels like a complete threat not only to the relationship, but to the sense of identity and the sense of safety in the world. It can go in one direction or both directions. In other words, it could be the parent transmitting to the child: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Or the child could take it on and feel the same way: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Of course, the worst of all possible worlds is when it goes back and forth.” Read more