I've got a bit of a situation I need some help on... First off I should probably say that I'm really interested in a girl that I've never seen before and have never known anything about her until now. To put it straight, I ... More →
It can feel like a helpless situation to have a friend or loved one who suffers with depression. There are times when it seems like no matter what you try, nothing you do can help. We want you to know that there is always hope ... More →
I'm having boy troubles. So there's this guy. He's one of my best friends, like the kind that I always felt comfortable talking to about other guys because I never thought there was anything between us. I give him girl advice too (he likes/used ... More →
I'm not in a relationship, and don't want to start one. A little while ago, an acquaintance (if you can even call him that—we've heard of each other through mutual friends, but never talked) started messaging me (I’ll call him T). T's in college ... More →
Recently I heard about something that troubles me very much. A friend and I were talking, and she told me some info she'd heard on a school trip. Basically, a very popular guy (can't say he's super well liked, but popular. My impression of ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
I've always had friendship problems. This is possibly because my view on friendship differs from that of others. My friends are extremely important to me, and I give and give as much as I can. However, I end up expecting the same of ... More →
I'd like to say I'm growing up to be an independent, reasonable woman, but I have never been more confused than I am now during all of my time as a high school student, and no, I'm not having trouble in math class.
There's a ... More →
What happens when you grow up with everyone calling you one name, then you realize that your identity TOTALLY doesn't fit that name and you change it? Will your childhood friends be confused? Will your new friends gasp and point if someone calls you by ... More →
I recently told my parents about my cutting. It was not too serious, though at the time they had been getting a bit deeper and longer. That itself is not the problem however, as I have been finding ways to not do it, namely ... More →
I have a bit of a problem... okay, kind of a huge one. And it's sort of gross. I have a tendency to pick at my skin. I know most people pick at scabs occasionally or squeeze at their acne or whatever, but ... More →
Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.