On Being an “Other” Girl

Somewhere out there in the ass-crack of the internet, is an article that discusses "other" girls. Defined as the girls who present themselves as atypical and living in direct contradiction to all feminine stereotypes and expectations, "other" girls harbor tomboyish interests, tendencies, and mannerisms; they are the girls who absolutely cannot be disturbed during the … Continue reading On Being an “Other” Girl

Praising Girls, Or How to Raise a Country of Smart Folk

Hold on to your hats, folks, because I've got an idea that will blow your mind: parents should praise their daughters for more than just their looks. I know, right? Genius. This wisdom comes from an article I read a while back that suggested parents should praise their daughters for other qualities and accomplishments so that girls would grow … Continue reading Praising Girls, Or How to Raise a Country of Smart Folk

Leeches Be Scary: On Being Yourself

Perhaps the scariest phenomenon I've ever been unfortunate enough to experience (and mind you, this is scarier than the mouse incident, so ya'll know shit's about to get real) is something I like to call, "The Leech-and-Keep." It's essentially when a friend takes every facet of your personality - from your preferences, to your interests, … Continue reading Leeches Be Scary: On Being Yourself