Blog Profile / xoJane

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Archived Since:June 21, 2012

Blog Post Archive

What Do These 5 Reality Shows Have in Common With Fine Literature? ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN.

1 hour agoLifestyle : xoJane

It’s frustrating being a human being, well, for a variety of reasons. The one I’m currently grappling with is that as a homosapien, I can be a lot of things and have a lot of different feelings at the same time. When I wrote a funny article for you guys (my tongue-in-cheek Best Places To Cry thing)... Continue reading

Why Did the Pentagon Take So Long to Admit it Bombed a Doctors Without Borders Hospital?

1 hour agoLifestyle : xoJane

On Sunday morning Afghan time, a U.S. airstrike hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan — a city that's become a hot point as Taliban and Afghan forces vie for control. The hospital, a "known structure" — i.e. one that was clearly identified as a hospital, ergo a noncombatant... Continue reading

I Made It Through Sexual Abuse, But Could I Survive The World Of Sexual Abuse Recovery?

1 hour agoLifestyle : xoJane

The dream-catchers should have been a clue. They hung from windows and shelves; they were framed and nailed to the wall; they were even dangling in miniature from the therapist’s ears. After my dream-catcher tally hit the double digits, I should have left, but I couldn’t get up from the couch.... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I’m 27 and I Just Got Hearing Aids

1 hour agoLifestyle : xoJane

After an adverse reaction to medication left me with Tinnitus (a constant ringing in your ears, it’s lovely), I was put through a series of hearing tests. I sat in a vault-like room listening for beeps of varying volume. Afterward, they told me that I had high frequency hearing loss, and I’d be a... Continue reading

An IUD Perforated My Uterus and I Had to Have Emergency Surgery to Remove It

5 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

As I lay on my back on the exam table, trembling and terrified, with my bare feet in stirrups, I felt a cold sweat drip down the back of my neck and through the thin, paper sheet. I faded in and out of consciousness. I gripped the edges of the table so hard with my hands that my arms went... Continue reading

I Am One of Those Menacing "Anchor Babies" the GOP Keeps Warning You About

6 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I am one of those so-called "anchor babies." Along with "illegal immigration," the term has become one of the buzziest issues of the 2016 presidential election and if going along by strict definition, I -- as the first American-born child in my family, am one of those "complex issues" (as... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Went Out With A Subway Masturbator

6 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Can we all admit that the worst part of being single is dating? People who say dating is fun clearly haven’t dated in New York City, or they’re masochists. Dating has always been rough, but in 2015 we’re forced to search for love online. Online dating can be great, you have the opportunity to... Continue reading

I Understood The Massage Therapists Talking About Me and My Husband, Leading To My First Real Cantonese Language Victory

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

From time to time, my husband and I treat ourselves to a professional massage. It's one of the few luxuries we're really willing to spend money on wherever we live, and Hong Kong is an ideal place to indulge in such luxury. Once you can differentiate between a regular old deep tissue... Continue reading

On Dating Straight Men and Struggling to Feel "Queer Enough"

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I don’t remember consciously recognizing my queerness. It was like a huge, rainbow, punk rock elephant sitting in the room of my soul, but I seemed to always find convenient ways not to think about it. I framed my attractions in the context of an artistic perspective, and smothered myself in layers... Continue reading

6 Favorite Horror Movie Characters Worth Crushing On

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I devour horror regularly, as motherhood, birth, and gender are the subjects of my Master’s thesis. Another passion of mine is exploring the connections between horror and heavy metal music. Needless to say, when I am not a work or in class, I am either reading, listening to, or watching something... Continue reading

The Last 3 Guys I Dated Were Liars, and I Found Out on Social Media

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I Google the guys I date. Not on the first or second date, but by the third or fourth date, I am typing his name into the search engine hoping I can find their social media accounts. Yep, I am looking for his Facebook, Instagram, I’ll even Google his email address. Even as I type this I... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Contracted Hepatitis C From Injecting Methamphetamine

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

It was the classic — do you want the good news, or the bad news first? From over a decade of substance abuse, my doctor summarized the consequences of treating my body like a toilet.The good news: I had chlamydia. The bad news: I had also contracted hepatitis C. My mind shook with this news. I was... Continue reading


yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

One of the things I like most about beauty is how personal it is to everyone. I love knowing not only what everyone is using, but why. What is it about your favorite eye cream that makes you buy another when it’s about to run out? Why are you using that certain foundation? Last weekend, I... Continue reading

What to Do (and What Not to Do) When Confronting Someone With an Eating Disorder, From a Recovering Anorexic

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Regardless of how you approach them, interventions aren't fun for anyone involved. There are, however, some steps I believe can be taken during this painful meeting to up the odds of your loved one seeking medical help.I suffered from Anorexia (as well as a wicked addiction to exercise) from ages... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got My Dream Job And I Wasn’t Any Good At It

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

My first jobs as a teenager were all in a shopping mall. I ran from store to store making popcorn, serving ice cream and covering children’s birthday cakes with really terrible frosting art. I smelled like fast food and came home early in the morning covered in fake cheese and customers' tears.... Continue reading

I Thought I Would Love Being a Stay-at-Home Mom -- Until I Became One

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Disclaimer: I know how fortunate I am to have the option of staying at home, so I hope the essay does not come off as a giant whine fest. I am definitely not complaining about my situation. Rather, I wrote this essay to share my experience about becoming a newly minted SAHM, work through my... Continue reading

11 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want To Comment On, Including How Kim Davis Ambushed The "Cool Pope"

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've been thinking (while sneezing and coughing and drinking cups of tea with five different types of medicinal tea bags in them, for the reason I mentioned in open thread), that it might be time to change this bushel of links Amber rounds up every week on topics we didn't write about, but that you... Continue reading

All My Friends Are Pregnant, And All I Feel Is Fear

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

One of my closest friends told me she was pregnant the other night over taco salad. I took a long swig of my fishbowl margarita. Managed a congratulations. Smiled. I imagined us a year from then sitting in her living room. She sits across from me in her pajamas -- her child latched to her... Continue reading

Make One Embarrassing Admission (Or More!) In This Cringe-Free-Zone Of An Open Thread

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I had a little intro to this in my head that kind of smoothed this theme all together and gave a reason why I'm about to tell you this embarrassing confession I've never told anyone, but I can't remember it. So on to the fun part. I was doing this thing this morning while walking to work,... Continue reading

Breast Cancer "Awareness" Campaigns Are Failing Those Who Need Them Most

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'm hunched over the table in the exam room, holding my too-small exam gown shut awkwardly over my chest while I lean forward to talk with the surgeon. The plastic surgery department is actually pretty nice, with real art on the walls, some choice flooring, and gentle lobby music. There are even... Continue reading

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