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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

Someone NEEDS To Read This Exact Toast At Meghan Markle's Rehearsal Dinner

It’s official: Invitations for the new Wedding of the Century have gone out, and even though our book The Royal We obviously willed this into being like some kind of royalty-specific version of The Secret, it appears that Prince Harry and Meghan Mark…
By Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Here's How Soon You Can Really Have Sex Post-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

Why I Chose My Dog (And Myself) Over My Fiancé

In the spring of 2014, I thought all the pieces of a full adult life were falling into place. I loved my job as a political reporter, my boyfriend and I had just moved in together after two years of dating, and we were starting to talk about what our…
By Meredith Clark

Let's Talk About Why So Many Young Women Are Convinced Motherhood Is Going To Suck

When I was 7 months pregnant, my mother told me her biggest regret in life: that she had been a working mom. “If I had to do it all over again, I would have stayed home with you and your sister from the get-go,” she said. I was surprised by this admi…
By Ej Dickson

Abortion AMA: Can My OB-GYN Provide 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