I Should Have Been Aborted

Lots of other adoptees pose for photos with all kinds of anti-abortion signs: “Adopted, Not Aborted.” “Conceived from Rape. I Love My Life.” “I was almost aborted. Thanks Mom!”

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But He Really Was Into Her

Janice Radway, one of my professors in college, was studying the behavior and meaning behind romance novels’ readership for her book, Reading the Romance.  Her research found that many

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Voting To Not Feel Ugly

I always wanted to be a pretty person, but I wasn’t.  I was an ugly person.  That’s the story I’ve always told myself, and always believed.  My hair wasn’t right,

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