Meg Zulch
Meg Zulch is your genderqueer overlord from the NYC area. When they're not drowning in lipstick, they're writing for Bustle and HelloGiggles, and editing for Femsplain. They write mostly about gender, assault, beauty and body positivity.

Porn Excludes Folks With Painful Sex Disorders

If you watch porn, you might notice that it's pretty difficult to find films that don't involve vaginal penetration. Even in lesbian films, there is so much focus on fingering and dildos, as if the female orgasm couldn't occur without them. As…
By Meg Zulch

What Dating With Vaginismus Is Like

Between dealing with sketchy messages on dating apps and IRL awkwardness, finding a lover is nerve-wracking and confusing work for anyone. But when you add sexual disability into the mix, things can get that much more challenging. As someone with a…
By Meg Zulch

9 Ways To Support Your Partner Who Has Vaginismus

Thanks to media representations of sexuality, many people's definitions of sex revolve around the act of penetration. For people like me who find penetration painful or impossible, this can make dating with vaginismus (or other painful sex…
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The Models Of 'Strut' "Just Want What's Fair"

Thanks to models like Hari Nef and Andreja Pejic, we're finally beginning to see a lot more trans faces in fashion and on the runway. But thanks to Oxygen's new show Strut , which premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 20, we've been introduced to the first…
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Why Our Lack Of Gender Roles Makes Us Happier

Generally speaking, relationships take a lot of work in order to create harmony and understanding between partners. But from what I've gathered from many of the couples around me, both young and old, gender roles in relationships (or lack thereof)…
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How 7 Non-Cis Women Relate To Makeup

For many, makeup is a means for empowerment and a vehicle for self expression. The difference that simple swipe of lipstick can make is so magical, some of us cannot feel truly at home in our skin without our favorite beauty tools. But for gender…
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11 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Thong

I was feeling particularly adventurous while out shopping last week. I'd recently made lots of positive and very adult changes in my life, so I decided to do another very adult thing by buying my first thong ever. Yes, I am 22 and I've never worn…
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11 Things To Remember In The Dressing Room

As a person who strives for body positivity and an overall sensitive human, I tend to avoid dressing rooms. I mean, developing a healthy self-image has made shopping much less stressful for me. But on my more depressive days, seeing myself wearing…
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What The "Self Love Club" Tattoo Trend Is About

As someone who is committed to all things self-love, I'm constantly looking for new ways to remind myself that I'm worthy of good things, self care included. So when I came across the "Self Love Club" on Instagram in the form of a hashtag and a cute…
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15 Ways To Be A Body Positive Friend

Although I feel incredibly privileged for having been introduced to the body positive community at large, many of my friends have, unfortunately, yet to uncover the same valuable information necessary for body acceptance. But figuring out how to be…
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11 Purple Highlighters You Can Actually Afford

As a lover of any beauty product even remotely alien-esque, unconventional colors in face makeup thrill me. That's why I quickly fell in love with the iridescent lavender powder trend. Luckily, more affordable purple highlighters are available than…
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11 Body Negative Things To Avoid Saying To Kids

Because our words hold a lot of power, it's incredibly important to be cognizant of body negative things to avoid saying around kids. After all, we can affirm a person's gender identity by using the correct pronouns. We can de-stigmatize mental…
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7 Reasons Using The Correct Pronouns Is Essential

As a gender nonconforming person, the words people use to describe me (specifically regarding my gender) hold a very strong power over how I'm going to feel on a given day. This is especially the case with my gender pronouns, which people tend to…
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11 Bald-Headed Ladies To Empower You

Everywhere I look these days, I seem to find another feminine person rocking a buzzcut, including celebrity women with shaved heads — and I love it. Inspired by the media and my close friends' sartorial choices, I got a buzzcut myself this summer.…
By Meg Zulch

9 Must-Have Products For Dull, Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin used to feel like the hugest burden in the world. This wasn't because of my face's tendency to break out into acne and eczema (often in the same places), though those things were valid concerns. My issue was my inability to…
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11 Body Negative Things For Parents To Stop Doing

Since embracing a greater deal of self-love and acceptance within myself, I've been thinking of all the ways I could pass these messages on to my future children. We begin developing a concept of body image from a pretty early age, so more body…
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How Mainstream Body Pos Excludes Trans Folks

Lately, I've grown tired of being told to love my body exactly how it is. As a person who embraces and tries their best to exemplify body positivity every day, I appreciate much of the rhetoric of mainstream efforts in self-love. But as a trans…
By Meg Zulch

A GNC Person's Struggle To Love Their Leg Hair

Hair removal and I never got along when I was growing up. Even when pressured by friends and family alike to start shaving my legs, I just wasn't interested. Surrounded by so much body negativity, I didn't fully realize at the time why it might be…
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Rad New Brand Is Making Heels For Masculine Folks

If I could name one item of clothing that's tragically inaccessible to transmasculine people, it would have to be heels (shoes usually reserved for cis women). It's for that reason that I think my transfeminine partner, as well as many other…
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How To Practice Body Pos When You're Dysphoric

When it comes to my gender identity, I sometimes feel at a loss regarding any conception of active self-love. Sure, I have lots of tools at my disposal courtesy of the body positive community that have changed my life and perspective drastically.…
By Meg Zulch