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Cher Taught Me Everything That My Mother Couldn't

By Gabrielle Moss

If You're Feeling Pressured To Have An Abortion, Here's What You Need To Know

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,…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here's How To Support A Friend Having 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,…
By Danielle Campoamor

Monica Prata Is A Femininity Coach, Whatever "Feminine" Means To You

“Imagine moving to a new planet whose customs you are only very vaguely familiar with, where you were given a closet full of unfamiliar clothes and even more unfamiliar chemicals to put on your body. The only thing you had to guide you was a picture…
By Nico Gendron

How Do I Talk To My Own Mom About Her Abortion? 'OITNB''s Alysia Reiner Shares Her Story

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,…
By Danielle Campoamor

How Female Anchors Really Feel About The Unspoken Dress Code For Women In TV News

For any up-and-coming journalist, there is one clear indicator that her career has reached the next level: Regular television appearances. Whether it’s as an anchor, a correspondent, or a contributor, regular exposure to a television audience is a…
By Corynne Cirilli

Why Choosing Single Motherhood Still Means Breaking All The Rules

Every year, Evita Robinson, an entrepreneur from Newark, New Jersey, schedules doctors appointments to coincide with her birthday. When she turned 34 in 2018, she asked her obstetrician-gynecologist about having a baby alone. “I’ve always wanted to…
By Allison Yarrow

Have Millennials Killed The Dress Code?

Two years ago, when Emily Osowski was starting a job as a software engineer in New York City, she had to seriously reconsider her wardrobe. The 27-year-old Austin-born Brooklynite lived in vintage tees, perfectly beat up denim, and platform boots…
By Elizabeth Kiefer

There Was No Dress Code For My White Coworkers. But There Was For Me.

"Just don't be difficult." I’d repeat that phrase to myself every day on my walk to work. Sometimes, I would follow by making the sign of the cross on my chest and on the door of my job before I walked in. I'm not Catholic, but going into work —…
By Shelli Nicole

More Women Are Self-Inducing Their Abortions. Here's What You Need To Know.

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,…
By Danielle Campoamor

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Telemedication 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,…
By Danielle Campoamor

How Our Mothers' Rapes Affect Us

I’ve spent most of my adult life trying not to think about my mother. But in in 2017, as the reality of President Trump set in and the #MeToo movement emerged, she — and our very complicated relationship — wouldn't leave my mind. I’ve never been…
By Sarah Bridgins

Cher Taught Me Everything That My Mother Couldn't

My friends who grew up in religious homes tell me that there wasn’t a moment they “learned” about God — it just felt like something they had always known, like how to sleep, or breathe, or blame their farts on the dog. I felt the same way growing…
By Gabrielle Moss

A New Form Of 'Retirement': What It's Like To Leave Your Kids, Spouse, And Fears Behind

Imagine, for a moment, that you are cruising down some lonesome highway in the great American West, the wind in your hair and a sunset blooming across the sky. A truck appears in your rearview mirror. As it speeds along, you notice it’s pulling a…
By Elizabeth Kiefer

Am I The Only Person In The World Who Doesn't Have A Hobby?

Earlier this year, my husband and I were sitting next to each other on an airplane, traveling home from a never-long-enough vacation, when out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of what he was looking at on his phone. I figured he was doing…
By Caitlin Abber

Why The Best Video Games Are The Ones That Make Men Cry

The outside of your childhood home house is dark, except for the dim flicker of a porch light. Inside, everything your family owns is packed into boxes, and all the remaining furniture is draped in ghostly sheets. But there is one sign of life — a…
By Tonya Riley

I Stopped Sharing A Bed With My Husband & Here's What It Did To Our Relationship

I used to sleep 8 hours a night, every night. And then, I fell in love. OK, that’s not exactly true. In the years before I met my husband, I had the occasional sleepless night, for all the usual reasons: job interview anxiety, excitement about…
By Gabrielle Moss

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,…
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,…
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…
By Jen Glantz