Blog Profile / xoJane

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Google's 'Timeline' Is A Terrifying Reminder To Turn Your Location Services Off Right Now

10 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

So Google just rolled out a new "Timeline" feature that allows you to look back on all the places you've been — and no, I'm not talking about a Facebook Timeline linked to your status updates and reported travel activities. (Though it should be noted that the Facebook app will track you unless you... Continue reading

I Got Into an Emotionally Abusive Relationship After Losing My Partner to Suicide -- But I Walked Away in Time

22 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

“She told me, ‘Hook up with her all you want, but don’t date her. She’s crazy.’” I was speechless when my new boyfriend GT relayed these words to me. They had come from a mutual acquaintance I’ll call Eva. Why would anyone who knew me and was aware that I had recently survived my partner’s suicide... Continue reading

I Was an Underage Model and I'm Upset That The New Face of Christian Dior is 14 Years Old

23 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

The back room of the Ibiza nightclub was thick with ammonia and stale booze, two smells that were unfamiliar to me. At 16, I was also unaware of the debaucherous nature of Ibiza, knowledge that would come years later, with maturity and experience. As a muted bass line crept in from the room... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Raped When I Was 10, Four Years Before I Was Given My Purity Ring

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I wasn’t your average kid that went to church every Sunday morning. I went to church every Sunday morning, every Sunday evening, every Wednesday evening and in the summers, every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday as well.Sometimes when I was bored I would walk the mile to my church and ask around for... Continue reading

How I Ended Up Married to a Gay Man

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

As a kid, I was shy and introverted. Friends knew one side of me, but anyone new was completely unapproachable. Later, I watched as other girls got their periods, grew breasts and rounded hips and became boy-crazy while I continued to look like a stick figure. I never had to worry about... Continue reading

I Had My Mole Removed So I Would Look Less "Unique" -- Can I Still Call Myself a Body-Positive Feminist?

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

When I was a kid, I sat down at my home PC and typed out the beginning of my memoir:“I am a homely girl, born with a gappy tooth smile and a big brown mole on my right arm…”I must have been 14 or 15 years old at the time, and deep in the throes of self-obsession – so much so that I thought that I... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got Dumped In A Foreign Country

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

When I was 16, the coolest thing that could’ve happened to me was that a varsity baseball player asked me to be his girlfriend. For a chubby-faced, frizzy-haired, marching band flute section leader like me, this was the equivalent of being crowned prom queen. The second year into the end of our... Continue reading

Can My 3-Year-Old's Tantrums Actually Kill Me?

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

For the second morning in a row, I stood over my son while he sat on the dirty concrete of our apartment building’s driveway, screaming, fists shaking, ten feet from the open car door where his twin brother, having compliantly buckled himself into his carseat, looked on with eyes full of tears. For... Continue reading

6 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment On, Including The Celebrity Twitter Feud To End All Twitter Feuds

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

There's been a lot of arguing in the news this week -- celebrities have done it via Twitter, news pundits have yelled over each other, and everyone is calling out Donald Trump, which is probably exactly what he wants. Peruse these six (chock full of contention) news stories that we didn't write... Continue reading

What To Read Next: Let's Read A Bossed Up Book

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

" tml-embed-width="480" tml-embed-height="214" tml-render-layout="inline">Holy hell, I love you all. A hundred hundred thanks for all your suggestions in the last What To Read Next roundup. I love books, I love you, and I love bad bitches, so let's pick a book featuring one of the baddest of them... Continue reading

IMPORTANT WEEKEND QUESTION: Who's the Cliche Hunk of the Day?

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I first realized I was a million years old when a woman in her 20s asked me if the guy I had been dating was attractive and I said, "I think so. I mean, he's no Tom Cruise..."It was like immediately after it left my tongue, a giant pink hand of oldness just came down from the sky and slapped me... Continue reading

You Always Say The Sweetest, Most Insightful, Enlightening, Maddening, Thought- Provoking Things! (In Your Weekend Open Threads)

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

The Open Thread intro is going to be a quickie this week, which -- unlike the majority of quickies -- may actually be satisfying for both of us (me and the collective you guys). This quickie intro means you get to go right to commenting without having to do too much scrolling, and I get to take... Continue reading

A Day in the Life of Death: Working in the Obituary Department

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

You don’t tell people to have a good day when they call the Obituary Department.After punching in, you check the voicemail. People can be impatient.Typing my first death notice of the day, I called the first two voicemails back and offered my slow-spoken, thoroughly memorized instructions. One guy... Continue reading

After the Death of Sandra Bland, I am Fighting to Find My Place in the Revolution

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Every time an image of Sandy Bland -- who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last week, after her arrest following a traffic stop -- crosses one of my social timelines, a slow, long wind of hope is punched out of me. This incident has broken my stride. I am still digesting the execution of the... Continue reading


3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

My friends are babes. I'm just putting it out there. Aside from being naturally fabulous-looking, they're also usually fantastically dressed. Perhaps this belief is a little narcissistic though, because I've been noticing more and more that my pals and I have been "twinning".It started this Winter... Continue reading

Why I Shop Exclusively Second-Hand

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I was about 6 months into a 10-month stint as an au pair in Paris when I decided to stop buying new clothes. This is not to say I will never buy clothes again; I decided to buy exclusively second hand until I could afford clothes that are made in ethical and environmentally friendly... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got Married After Only Four Months…To An Addict

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

My story starts rather uneventfully. I was browsing Plenty Of Fish after another unsuccessful date when I found the women I ended up marrying. C and I bonded on similar music tastes, and after a few days of texting, we went on our first date. Within two weeks, we were official. She was so... Continue reading

The Guy I've Been Seeing for Six Months Just Ghosted Me: A Timeline

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

December 23rdWe have not yet met and we can’t stop talking. We text late into the night, me on my side half-asleep and bruised by the fold-out twin sofa bed. There were too many things to say to have goodnight be one of them.December 31stTingles knowing that we were both in the same city. New... Continue reading

UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Can Either Be Thin or Fun, But Not Both at the Same Time

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I’m bored. It’s a Friday night and I’m at home watching an episode of CSI. A woman is being held in a dark, damp cellar, her limbs bound, mouth taped shut. As she wriggles for her life, the thought actually crosses my mind that all the trauma aside, if I was ever kidnapped, at least I might drop a... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Postponed My Wedding Due to Anxiety and Depression

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

People generally gasp when I show them pictures of my wedding dress, and then they use words like “gorgeous” or “perfect.” I have to agree with them. I fell in love with my dress the minute I saw myself belted into it in the mirror at the bridal shop. I had found the dress online over a year... Continue reading

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