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Five Years Ago, We Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign To Be Dads

Five Years Ago, We Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign To Be Dads

The couple met in 2008, through OkCupid. At the time, Kirk was working at a lodge in Alaska for a season, and Anthony was in Portland. At the end of the season, Kirk packed up his Honda Civic to drive back to Oregon, where he was based. When he got into town, he went directly…
Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives Lost At Pulse Nightclub

Four Years Later, The LGBTQ+ Community Still Fights For The Lives Lost At Pulse...

In a recent Facebook post, the ex-husband stated he plans to commit a massacre like the Pulse shooting in Florida and the first people he would kill are the people at Casa Ruby, a DC shelter that primarily serves Black and Latinx trans people. According to the executive director of the shelter, Ruby Corado, his…
60 Years Later, The War Against Birth Control Rages On

60 Years Later, The War Against Birth Control Rages On

According to Rebecca Thimmesch, Campaign Manager of Free the Pill at Advocates for Youth, the FDA decision to put the first birth control pills on the market were still very-much grounded in stigma. “The Supreme Court didn’t legalize birth control use among married couples until 1965, and among non-married people until 1972. So there has…
I was food insecure for years. Affluent people finally understand a little of what it’s like.

I was food insecure for years. Affluent people finally understand a little of what...

My friend Rhonda is eating a salad of iceberg lettuce and sardines. My cousin is on her last fresh tomato. My neighbor Nick has found a bread recipe that substitutes beer for baking yeast. Watching relatively affluent people trying to cope with food shortages caused by the coronavirus crisis is interesting for those of us…
Two Years After Parkland: What’s Changed & What You Can Do To Help

Two Years After Parkland: What’s Changed & What You Can Do To Help

But new generations of anti-gun violence leaders are continually stepping in. "After the Parkland shooting, I organized my school's walkout and then founded my school's Students Demand Action group," Alanna Miller, a member of the Students Demand Action National Advisory Board, told Refinery29. "Two years later, I'm a college freshman and the group at my…
It Took Me 10 Years To Find A Job I Loved — Then I Got Laid Off

It Took Me 10 Years To Find A Job I Loved — Then I...

Age: 32Current Location: Dallas, TXCurrent Industry & Title: Founder and director of a luxury concierge companyStarting Salary: $34,931Current Salary: ~$100KNumber Of Years Employed: 10 yearsBiggest Salary Jump: $25,000 (from $100,000 to $125,000) in 2019Biggest Salary Drop: $25,000 (from $125,000 to $100,000) in 2019
The Date That Took Me Two Years To Get Over

The Date That Took Me Two Years To Get Over

Welcome to 29 Dates, where we explore the weird, wild and sometimes wonderful world of dating — one date at a time. DashDividers_1_500x100 How I felt when I was with him that one night took two years to get over. We met on a work trip. He was 12 years older than me. We were…
After 23 Years, FBI Have New Information On Missing Woman Kristin Smart

After 23 Years, FBI Have New Information On Missing Woman Kristin Smart

Campus police at Cal Poly originally thought Smart might have gone on an unannounced camping trip. As a result, she wasn’t declared missing for three days and her case wasn’t turned over to the local sheriff’s office for a month. Flores has long been considered the lead suspect in the case though no charges have…
How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

The problem many of us face when drafting resolutions is that we aim for absolute perfection, which is just not possible, according to the APA. Inevitably, you're going to miss a day of your workout challenge, or you're going to forget to meditate. Studies about resolutions have shown that even when people "slip" within the…
23 New Year’s Eve Makeup Looks That Are Far From Basic

23 New Year’s Eve Makeup Looks That Are Far From Basic

There are a lot of traditions that surround New Year's Eve, from the puzzling (why do we drop a giant ball from the sky in the middle of Times Square?) to the classic (toasting a packed room of people with plastic flutes of Champagne). But we would argue that the best ritual is the one…

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