On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith in Conversation

I know @atipofthehat said it already, but yes, this was Wonderful.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm 0

On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith in Conversation

@rathermarvelous I think so, yes! Americanah was about so much more than academia. Really great characters.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm 1

On Are We All Watching Broad City Yet?

YEEES I love it so much.

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm 1

On HAIM, "If I Could Change Your Mind"

This is just like every dance my sisters and I made up in our living room. Awesome.

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm 0

On A Monday Playlist

@SarahHyphen IT'S SIDE-EYE CHLOE!! My sister is obsessed with her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGhuLkjl4iI (about 2 minutes in)

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

@RachelAnn But did she hyphenate?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 10:17 am 1

On A Particular Kind of Self-Care: To a Year of Female Friendships

Photobooth pictures, boxes of wine, tears, jealousy, career advice, oversharing sex talk, inside jokes. Love my girlfriends, we became closer this year.

And I also seriously love all my new IRL Hairpinner buddies! :D

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0

On Roe v. Wade at 40: An International Roundtable

Just wanted to pipe up and say that I, too, really appreciate this post. So much to think about.
I would love to see more content like this.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm 0

On Teenage Girls, as Imagined By an 8-Year-Old in 1991

A+ alt-text on the last image.

I love Sammi's dress!

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm 3

On A Thing You Should Probably Read If You Use the NuvaRing

I'm no doctor, so of course take this with a grain of salt.
I think Americans really got scared off IUDs because of the Dalkon Shield scandal in the 70s, but the devices are different now. I'm assuming the scary things you heard about are "perforation," infection, and ectopic pregnancies. Definitely all possible, but all pretty rare.

As others have said on this thread, all BC comes with potential dangers. But with the Paragard, hormonal risk is moot, pelvic infection and perforation are risks mostly only at insertion (someone correct me if I'm wrong), and ectopic pregnancy is a risk only if you're having sex (obvs)—and to mitigate that risk you could use condoms, too.

(A note on periods: in general I believe the Mirena makes your periods lighter and the Paragard makes them heavier. My Mirena periods have been unpredictable but also almost nonexistent.)

PLUS I love that I don't have to even THINK about birth control for 5-7 years. It's just there, doin' its thing. To me, there's just more pros than cons with the IUD! :D

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm 1