Four Single Mothers On Creativity And Transcending Superficial Labels

I was young when my daughter was born, which meant that I was often a bullseye for unsolicited, low-key rude comments like, “Maybe you should stay close to your family instead of moving to New York City for grad school,” “you’ve got a lot of baggage,” or an all-time fave from white liberal men, “How did a feminist…

With Star Trek: Discovery, There’s Never Been A Better Time To Start Being A Trekkie

People who’ve never seen Star Trek often tell me the same thing: “I’d love to get into it, but I don’t know where to start.” It’s a fair point. With seven TV series that span over 200 years of galactic “history,” getting into the franchise can seem like an incredibly daunting task.

The Enterprise, Spock, and Other Reasons I'm Excited for Star Trek: ​​Discovery Season Two

Star Trek is the first thing I ever loved. The year was 1987, and I was three years old, hopelessly enthralled with Star Trek: The Next Generation. Every Saturday evening, my dad and I would huddle into “the TV room” of our suburban Long Island, NY home to watch the voyages of Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s starship

Watch A Hair Product Hoarder Cut Down Her Collection To A Fraction Of Its Size

If you’re stockpiling a collection of hair products that rivals the inventory at your local beauty supply store, Amber Whittington (@amberscloset) can relate. She’s a product hoarder. So she took on Pantene’s challenge to trade in her ever-growing mountain of creams, butters, and serums for a single collection of five…

Fighting For Their Rights: A Brief History of Women of Color Asserting Their Worth

It may be easy to forget that black women still make 63 cents for every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man makes. Latinas make about 54 cents on that same dollar. But if there’s anything that the history of working women of color in the United States has taught us, it’s that we’ll fight until we’ve earned every cent we…

Three Writers Spent A Week With A Robot. Here’s What Happened.

Who hasn’t dreamt of a future in which robotic companions can cook us dinner, answer our tough questions, and be our mechanical pals? In this fantasy, our robot servants provide for our every need. We may not quite be there yet, but Vector by Anki, a robot billed as “smart enough to take over the world, but nice…

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