Meet the funny women we're fangirling over in 2018.

Why You, A Grown-Ass Woman, Have No Chill Over Your Internet Boyfriends

If you clicked on this piece, I'm going to go ahead and assume you're thirsty AF. And that's great, because it just so happens to be a truly wonderful time to let the thirst flow through you. Just type the names Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, or Donald…
By Kelsea Stahler

Fan Culture Can Be Wildly Empowering — And At Times, Wildly Problematic

These days, with a quick Google search, you can find superfans of almost anything and anyone. Whether you love Beyoncé, the New York Yankees, Game of Thrones, or Guy Fieri (yes, he has a very enthusiastic fanbase), you’re bound to find a place to…
By Danielle Colin-Thome

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

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

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

Fandom Made Me A Happier Person — And There's A Very Real Reason For That

A staple of my childhood, like so many folks of the nerdy persuasion, was a tattered, well-worn VHS copy of The Empire Strikes Back. And thanks to my brother and me watching the tape of the second installment of the Star Wars saga at least once a…
By Kelsea Stahler