I’m A 31-Year-Old Widow, & I Don’t Know Where To Go From Here
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Your Horoscope This Week: July 11, 2021
11 Jul 2021
How The Hell Do You Talk To Your Vaccine-Hesitant Friends?
11 Jul 2021
The Olympics Don’t Care About Black Athletes. They Never Did.
In late June, sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson ran the 100m dash in just 10.86 seconds, quickly becoming a favourite to win the gold in the upcoming Tok
Who Is ‘That Girl’ & Why Is TikTok Obsessed With Her?
“All that the ‘that girl’ trend did to me is give me an eating disorder and made me hate my life,” a young woman named Dahyuni twee
As A Black Woman With IUD Trauma, I’m Making #FreeBritney My Busi...
I grew up with Britney Spears. I wasn’t an avid listener of her music — respectfully, I was more into Destiny’s Child during those years — and I wa
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Is Lingerie Actually Sexy?
When I was in school, I’d walk past the Victoria’s Secret at my local shopping centre and feel a pang of dread looking at the blown-up photos of models
The New Moon In Cancer Promises To Be A “Wild Time”
After a chaotic astrological month marked with a couple planetary retrogrades and eclipses, it’s safe to say that we’re itching to turn over a
More Black Women Get Fibroids So Why Don’t We Know More Abo...
After bleeding heavily for 30 consecutive days, following a 15-year battle with fibroids, Rose Marie Johnson found herself in the emergency room and was ho
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Can We Imagine A World Where Marriage Doesn’t Have To Mean Monogamy?
Marriage, for me, had always been synonymous with monogamy. Not that I had made the choice between this and polyamory, or openness, but because it’s what
Food Professionals Share Their Favourite No-Cook Recipes For Summer
The Minefield Of Post-Lockdown Dating As An Autistic Person
I have four dates coming up this weekend. One each evening from Thursday to Sunday. I know this sounds like a flex but I’m a bit stressed about it. I’m
Why Does Being South Asian Make Me More Likely To Have An Eating ...
Warning: This article speaks frankly about eating disorders. Jasmine* remembers first feeling uncomfortable in her body when she was 10. “There is a
How The Pandemic Turned Me Into A Superstitious Person
It all started with one magpie. I’ve never been particularly superstitious but not too long ago, on a particularly lacklustre Tuesday morning walk around
Your Horoscope This Week: July 4, 2021
Why Do We Love Diagnosing Strangers’ Mental Health Online?
Emma Chamberlain, the 20-year-old YouTuber and Instagram personality, is no stranger to talking about her mental health. In recent years she has spoken abo
Sha’Carri Richardson Was Suspended For A Positive Cannabis Test. ...
Sha’Carri Richardson, a star sprinter who’d secured herself a spot on Team USA and was set to go to the Tokyo Olympics, may not be able to comp
How Young Women Feel About Pegging Their Boyfriends
Back in 2001, sex writer Dan Savage posited a question in his Savage Love column: “What term, from this day forward, will be the commonly accepted slang
Please, Do Not Shove Garlic In Your Nose
One of the worst parts about catching a mid-summer cold is trying to fall asleep with a clogged, stuffy nose and sinus pressure. It’s truly the one t
When I Came Out As Bisexual, I Had A Second Coming Of Age
If I’m being honest with myself, I realised that I was queer when I was very young. Or I realised that I like girls when I was very young. The first utte
Like A Virgin: How Purity Culture Harmed Britney Spears & A Gener...
It was the first time in 13 years that anyone had heard Britney Spears speak openly about her long-standing conservatorship. Over the course of a 24-minute
A Disturbing New “Weight Loss Device” Seeks To Lock P...
Researchers in the U.K. and at the University of Otago in New Zealand say they are fighting the “obesity epidemic” with a new, disturbing devic
My Partner Is Trans & I’m 40 — Here’s How We Got Preg...
Welcome to Refinery29’s Fertility Diaries, where people chronicle their joyous, painful, and sometimes complicated paths to parenthood. Have your own Fer
Books & Art
Everything Is Embarrassing: On The Visceral Specificity of Kate Z...
Recently, when I opened my copy of Kate Zambreno’s 2012 book of criticism Heroines, a feminist rewriting of modernist literary history, I found in its pa
I Got Back With My Ex After 10 Years Apart
The news of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck dating again – a whole 17 years after calling off their 2004 engagement – coupled with the boom in brea
7 Great Sex Toys You Can Buy On Amazon Prime
Serena Williams Won’t Be At The Olympics — She’s Not ...
Serena Willams became the latest athlete to announce that she wouldn’t be competing at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Sunday night. The night b
For a Queer Indian Woman, I Dream About My Wedding Way Too Much
Living in a small remote town in the hills of India means that there is never much to do for entertainment — worse yet, internet connectivity is limited.
Learning I’m Autosexual Has Totally Changed Post-Lockdown D...
Welcome to Summer Of Love: a new weekly column about how people are getting back into the dating game and getting it on post-lockdown. In a freshers’
Neptune Retrograde Is Here. Get Ready For A Brutal Reality Check
Earlier this week, Mercury finally ended its chaotic retrograde, allowing us to slow down and look forward to a summer of smooth-sailing. And while it̵