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Poetry tends to get a bad rap in our culture, for its obtuseness, inaccessibility, and its pesky habit of making us think and feel things we maybe don’t want to think or feel. And yet poetry has the capacity to be the most life-changing of the arts. Poetry changes the way […]

24 life-changing love poems and the best times to read ...


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Why do some online dating messages get replies and others fall flat? Partly it has to do with how well you present yourself in your profile, but there is actually a science to sending messages that get better reply rates. Read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of sending a […]

What to say in a first OkCupid message




This was adapted from my newsletter, Annagrams, which you should sign up for, so we can send overly personal emails to each other and talk about books and writing and life and probably Bob Ross memes. Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter   Like many people, I’m not terrific […]

Getting laid off (twice) was the best thing that happened ...


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Antonin Scalia “Naked impotence… pretentious liberty…ask the nearest hippie!”   Republican presidential candidates This isn’t over! I won’t stop until NOBODY has ANY rights.   Canadians Welcome, finally, to the 21st-century, America!   Those who compare everything to Hitler Lesbians are vegetarians. SO WAS HITLER. Coincidence?   Caterers across the […]

All reactions to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage in ...


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A new newsletter is here! Apparently I can only do these like twice a year, but hopefully that will change as The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) turns more and more into a REAL THING (out January 2016!!!). Subscribe to newsletter here! And here’s the one from today. And soon, […]

All that she wants



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The latest installment of my and Kelsey’s lesbian sex haiku series on The Toast. This one = a summary of all lesbian movies ever made. And, and. I just turned in my manuscript for The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). I don’t feel relieved at all! But January 2016. […]

Meet Gina Purrshon


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Illustration by Kelsey Beyer Very exciting news afoot. Until it’s finalized, however, here’s a teaser haiku: How to Pick Up a DIY Lesbian My life is so much better since I started rolling my own tampons.  

Ch-Ch-Changes


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Hi, four of you who are still reading this blog! I’ve been remiss. Or rather, I’ve been busy writing to sustain my Nutella habit and haven’t had time to write for “funsies,” unless you count my journal, which is honestly just a list of food I’ve consumed because I’m dealing […]

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I wrote you another letter. I am trying to do this more. But I think it’s mostly going to people’s spam folders. Hopefully not. Here’s an excerpt to convince you to subscribe: I filled in for Alexis Coe’s column, Read Local, this month. The vagina compliment comes from a girl I […]

Mi pobre corazon


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I did a fun graphic design project for Yoga Clicks a little while ago, of which this is one example (slightly changed from my original, to include their logo and such). The aim was to come up with funny yoga slogans and turn the best ones into graphics for maximum […]

I’m Not Napping


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I was on Dan Savage’s podcast this week, the Savage Lovecast, talking about whether bisexuals need a new label, per the Alternet/Salon piece I wrote about the subject. My favorite part is when he says to read my advice columns if you want to cheat on his. Monogamish advice sharing, […]

Do Bisexuals Need a New Label?