Slowly, then all at once

Chelsie, Female, 16, England Content note: mention of rape/sexual assault I always had little crushes on boys through middle and high school, but if we were ever to become ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’, things got weird. With the first few boyfriends, I completely avoided them in order to not have to do ‘touchy relationship stuff’.¬†In year…

What is “hot”???

Jessy, 15, Female, United States With the heteronormativity that’s impounded into us, I’ve gone most of my life assuming I was straight. Everyone I’d ever liked was a boy, so naturally I was heterosexual, that’s just how I assumed it worked. I didn’t really start to notice a difference in me compared to others until…

Am I wrong? – A poem

Courtney, 16, Female, United States content note: rape/sexual assault My mother was raped when she was young and so I have faced her influence While still being me and knowing myself and my desires (or so I hope) Sex was always scary, I feared for my life and still do to this day I am…

A Struggle With Identity

Olive, 20, Female, Canada content note: this story contains experiences of sexual assault and harsh¬†language My friends all loved Channing Tatum. They loved a lot of guys, actually. They wanted to fuck them all. On their walls they hung pictures of them, larger than life posters of shirtless men. All men, of course. We all…