Melanie Mandell

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Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry

Nearly one in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Why are we so afraid to talk about it—or to acknowledge that our lives would have been so much less than we hoped for without it? Why are we pressured to feel that we should regret our choice, and that there's something wrong with …

Feminism

J.T. Barrett Involved in Alleged Domestic Dispute: Latest Details and Comments

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was reportedly involved in a domestic disturbance early Tuesday that required a police response. The redshirt freshman and his girlfriend, Alexandria Barrett-Clark, provided officers with different accounts of what occurred in his apartment.<p>Sean Rowe of WSYX in …

August 2013

Blind Curve

By Debbie Hagan<p>I pause at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the teenage residents hall in this psychiatric hospital where my thirteen-year-old …

Life, After

Denial is powerful. It can be a crucial coping tool when experiencing loss or trauma, but it also can unmoor you from reality. From the time I lost …

About a Boy

Transgender surgery at sixteen.<p>For high-school seniors like Skylar—who live in prosperous suburbs, have doting parents, attend good schools, and get excellent grades while studding their transcripts with extracurricular activities—the hardest part of the college application is often the personal …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …