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The 15 Most Important Slashfic Pairings of Our Time

By ElodieMarch 31, 2017
Let’s take a hot second to talk about why slash fiction is important. If you’re outside the cultural milieu on this one, slash fiction is a sub-genre of fanfiction that focuses on same-sex relationships, and it’s a result of a society that’s largely heteronormative. More  →
The 15 Most Important Slashfic Pairings of Our Time

Tough Conversations 101: How to Say What's On Your Mind

By Emily BrownMarch 31, 2017
The New Year (soonish) feels like a good time to have a chat about tough conversations—the ones that put a little knot in your stomach, or, if you're me, make you stress-eat a sleeve of pistachio cookies. Mustering up the courage to... More  →
Tough Conversations 101: How to Say What's On Your Mind

Which Person You Are in Group Projects, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

By ElodieMarch 30, 2017
Let’s face facts: at some point or another, we are all going to be saddled with a bunch of morons and forced to make a PowerPoint about the Dust Bowl. We are also, despite our best efforts, going to be that person. Which person? Glad... More  →
Which Person You Are in Group Projects, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

How To Play it Cool When You Run Into Your Ex

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 30, 2017
You know the feeling: you're hanging out somewhere, you look across the room, and suddenly your stomach drops. You start to sweat. Your heart starts pounding. This is mostly because you have just eaten twelve tacos, but also, your ex is standing right there across the room. More  →
How To Play it Cool When You Run Into Your Ex

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Keep Messing Up My Pronouns

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 29, 2017
Hi, Auntie, I'm a 15 year old trans guy in high school. I came out to my parents earlier last year (which was unbelievably terrifying) and they seemed okay with it at the time. Except, well, now things are a bit different. First off, when I first... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Keep Messing Up My Pronouns

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 27, 2017
Dear Auntie, Some of my close friends have just told me that they are tired of hearing about my problems and that I don't listen enough. They have said that my own sadness is brought on by myself, and that I want other people to fix... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?

House Plants 101

By Paulina BasMarch 27, 2017
Apologies to T.S. Eliot, but I think we can all agree that March is the cruelest month. "First day of spring," PAH! March is the eternal tease. But while plants in the wild are still buried under a layer of tricky March frost, plants in your house are the best way to brigh More  →
House Plants 101

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Show People My Erotic Fanfiction

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 24, 2017
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, This may sound stupid, but I am very, very, very ashamed of writing fanfictions. I write about soccer and girl/girl relationships, and I'm very nervous that some of my friends may find out about it, think it's weird, etc. Most of my close... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Show People My Erotic Fanfiction

18 Questions I Have About Beauty and the Beast, As Someone Who Has Never Seen the Original

By ElodieMarch 24, 2017
I know, I know. Making it this far in life without ever having seen Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast is the worst thing I have ever done, including that time I put pineapple on my pizza on purpose just to see what all the... More  →
18 Questions I Have About <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>, As Someone Who Has Never Seen the Original

Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did He Really Break Up with Me?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 22, 2017
Hi Auntie, My boyfriend of about eight months and I recently broke up when he revealed to me that he wouldn't mind having sex with a guy and wasn't completely sure of his sexuality. He also said that he wasn't completely sure if he still wanted... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did He Really Break Up with Me?