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Here's What An Abortion Care Room *Actually* Looks Like

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

What It's Like To Be Young And In Love — And Choosing To Not Have Sex

Last fall, after almost a decade of on-and-off long distance dating, Lindsey* and Jake* finally decided to take the next step and move in together. Lindsey left her home state of Texas to be with Jake in Connecticut, and though there was a period of …
By Julie Zeilinger

Can I Still Get An Abortion If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned?

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

Everyone Thinks You Should Settle Down At 30 — But I Hit The Road Instead

Last July, I dumped every single thing I owned on the floor of my apartment. These were the belongings that had made up my life since college — 30 pairs of shoes, 12 bras, 20 handbags, 13 stuffed animals, seven picture frames, 34 DVDs, three old iPho…
By Jen Glantz

My Husband Has Been To Rehab 3 Times, And It’s The Most Painful Type Of Loneliness

I remember he was crying. For weeks he’d been sweaty and shaking, but the crying made it different. The crying changed the sweating and shaking into something I could no longer explain in my head as work stress, too much caffeine, or any of the other…
By Courtney Enlow

When I Fought Anorexia, I Got Help. When I Fought Binge Eating Disorder, I Got Embarrassed

Head down, don’t make eye contact. That what I’d tell myself over and over when I went to the mini-mart a block away from my dorm, the same one I’d gone to every night that week. I’d thought about going to a different store, one where the clerk would…
By Dana Schwartz

Abortion AMA: Can My Partner Come With Me To My Abortion?

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

This Generation Of Wedding Planners Is Just As Tired Of "Tradition" As You Are

Say what you will about millennials — they’re entitled at work, they think life should imitate Instagram, they demand wacky things, like paid maternity leave and less racism and more human kindness — but one thing they have going for them is that the…
By Kaitlin Menza

If You Don't Get Married And Have Kids, How Do You Know When You're An Adult?

Last year, Jane Church hit a major life milestone. For more than a year, the 31-year-old Toronto-based consultant had been building out her own company, a nonprofit natural resources consultancy called NetPositive, when word came in that the organiza…
By Jill Filipovic

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Scheduling An Abortion

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

Can We Talk About Why So Many Young Women Are Afraid Of Flying?

It’s 9 o’clock on a Wednesday night, and I’m hunched over my laptop, watching a live chat unfold on my screen while listening in on a conference call. Both the chat and the call are populated by strangers with a common fear. My heartbeat revs, my rig…
By Stephie Grob Plante

I Wanted To Save A Dog With "Issues." Really, I Was Trying To Resolve My Own.

There have been times over the last decade when I was convinced I'd never be stable enough to take care of myself, let alone anyone else. I traveled, adapted to a career abroad in Seoul, met my boyfriend, and lost myself to a years-long episode of cr…
By Amanda Richards

Here's The Truth About What 5 Major Religions Have To Say About Abortion

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

The Best Wedding Advice: You Don't Need To Invite Your Toxic Parents

Danielle Swift, a 31-year old bride-to-be, has almost everything figured out for her November 2018 wedding, but there’s still one big item left on her to-do list. As she tells Bustle, “I’m stressing over whether or not I should invite my own mother.”…
By Jen Glantz

I've Paid $18,000 To A $24,000 Student Loan, & I Still Owe $24,000

It all became real the summer before my senior year of college. It was 2010, and my home phone still had a cord, which I wrapped around my fingers as I waited not-so-patiently for the apathetic representative on the other end to tell me the bad news …
By Kaitlyn Cawley

Yes, You Can Be Too "Fit" To Get Pregnant

Growing up, Allison Kreiger Walsh, 34, barely had time to do normal teenage things, let alone think about her ability to have children in the future. A competitive gymnast and baton twirler since age five, by the time the Orlando, Florida native got…
By Jenna Birch

Here’s What You Can Actually Expect From A Crisis Pregnancy Center

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor

In An Era Of Body Positivity And Inclusion, Why Are We Still Screwed Up About Feet?

Back in February, Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish broke with tradition by donning matching fuzzy slippers on stage while announcing an award together at the Oscars. When Haddish cracked a joke about her designer shoes causing her pinky toe to fall o…
By Elizabeth Kiefer

I Was 17 The First Time I Thought I Might Have Breast Cancer

I found the first lump in my breast on New Year’s Day, 2012. It was 2 a.m., and I was showering after a party at my best friend’s boyfriend’s house. We were juniors in high school and had stayed up half the night drinking soda and playing with firewo…
By Emily Clemons

Here's How To Tell Your Family You've Already Had An Abortion

Welcome to Bustle's Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people's questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, an…
By Danielle Campoamor