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Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2017
Hi Auntie, I'm a working-class brown queer ciswoman in a predominantly rich white school. I've only been physically intimate with and dated men of color before, and then a white guy showed interest in me for the first time, in November. He's rural poor and has... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

Snapchats from Hogwarts

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2017
You know what's cool? Magic. Spell-casting. Dragons. You know what's less cool? Snapchat, if you're a loser like me. I live a very dull life, so when all the world's non-losers send me snaps of their hooligan parties, I am forced to respond with poorly lit selfies in bed More  →
Snapchats from Hogwarts
DAYUM GIRL, LOOKIN' GOOD: 10 Mantras About Self-Love, Body Positivity, and Confidence

DAYUM GIRL, LOOKIN' GOOD: 10 Mantras About Self-Love, Body Positivity, and Confidence

By Kate AllanJanuary 24, 2017
The spectacular Kate Allan is our go-to when we need to feel good about ourselves; after all, she's the genius mind behind these hot dudes giving the best compliments ever, these how-to-be-a-badass tips from Hunger Games victor Johanna Mason, and one of our favorite slidesho More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 23, 2017
Dear Auntie, I don't know who else to get advice from, so I saw this section on Sparknotes and thought I might give it a try. Ever since I was young I have known that I was different. In elementary school I would find girls and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?

The Flirt Test

By Kurt HarrogateJanuary 23, 2017
"Do you like Billie Holiday?" "I love him." This quiz was originally published in May 2016... More  →
The Flirt Test

Dating With Science: Guys Prefer Compatibility To Hotness

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 20, 2017
Science Fact: Men think they value attractiveness over other positive traits, but personality is more important to them than they realize. Explanation: It often seems like physical attractiveness is the most important thing in the world. Already-beautiful women can only More  →
Dating With Science: Guys Prefer Compatibility To Hotness

Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 18, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am a high school junior and I have had a boyfriend for about a year and a half now. At first the relationship was amazing and we were together almost all of the time. Both of us have depression and we would talk... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?

Romantic Rivalries Part DEUX

By Tyler FederJanuary 18, 2017
As a follow-up to her hilarious Romantic Rivalries slideshow, the ridiculously talented Tyler Feder chose six more sets of fictional characters who are pitted against each other in the desperate quest to win the heart of the one they love (RUN-ON SENTENCE FTW). Click through More  →
Romantic Rivalries Part DEUX

How to Cope If Your Parents Are Bullies

By Kate AllanJanuary 17, 2017
Incredible illustrator Kate Allan has never been afraid to talk about difficult topics; in the past, she's shared her personal experiences with depression and leaving her reilgion, and her courage and candidness are always inspirational to us. Today, she deals with another More  →
How to Cope If Your Parents Are Bullies

Everything High School Movies Lied To Me About

By ElodieJanuary 16, 2017
Like most people, I spent nearly all of my misguided youth watching movies instead of playing outside or growing as a person. That’s why cinema has always been my guide, my helpful handbook to the unforgiving labyrinth also known as "life." But as it turns out—and you... More  →
Everything High School Movies Lied To Me About