@Sella Turcica thank you for the answer! I'm glad you wrote it, it is very good and deserved a full article, it was just weird remembering you comment and not knowing where the memory came from.
@karenology The cashier at the grocery store this week commented on how much cheese I was buying. (And the, um, bodily issues that follow eating too much cheese.) I was a little embarrassed... but powered through. BECAUSE OF CHEESE.
By SarahP on Word Search
I loved this. And what an amazing opportunity to talk to all of these people!
By polka dots vs stripes on Talking to Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman About Child Abuse, the Quiverfull Movement and Homeschooling Policy Reform
It must be difficult to be an activist in a sphere that is such a big part of your families' identities; it sounds like Heather and Rachel have good relationships with some of their siblings/parents but I wonder how their work has impacted those relationships (especially given that, from my experience, large families can tend to splinter off just based on personality types, much less activism trying to reform the way you grew up).
Interviews like this make me miss the old Hairpin community, even though I was a limited participant. This was really interesting!
By Lucienne on Meet the Ostracized, Pad-Wearing, Goat's-Blood-Collecting Reproductive Health Hero of Southern India
@avidbiologist I was thrilled to read [spoiler] that his wife came back and now works with him.
My Diva Cup deserves a cosmo for all the hard work it does.
I don't agree with a single word of this article, but maybe that's because my true identity is first name Ted last name Bundy.
@hairpinner I wanted to reply to this and couldn't think of what I wanted to say, but this is exactly right and so well put. Esther, you are a treasure, and I hope for such good things for you, in your art and in love. I'm coming back to writing after three years away. It was so hard, and now it's so good. You'll have fallow periods, but eventually there will always be things you want to say.
LEAGUE OF ORDINARY LADIESSSS.
Esther, I like reading about happy people, and I love and have missed your comics.
I am SO glad you are back. I have missed your comics terribly. I completely understand where you are coming from when you say that it is both easier for you and more entertaining for the reader when you tell self-pitying/nightmare dating experience stories.
However, having followed some of your dating journey via your spellbinding storytelling, I have to say that not only am I really happy for you and your BF for finding eachother, I also still think your art is unique and needs to be shared.
Sure, the phase of your life where you were rife with stories about awkward dates may be in the past. But I for one would still love to hear about your life. Life doesn't stop being funny or entertaining or crazy even if your relationship changes. I can only imagine the hilariousness you will have to share as life goes on.
Esther, you have a real gift for observing the absurdities in life and translating that into art. I will always want to hear what you have to say, no matter what stage of life you're at. I will still read your comics when you're in an old age home writing about how stingy the kitchen is with the sour cream.