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…

November 7th, 2013…

Caitlin, 17, female, United States At lunch one day of my senior year, my friend was explaining the drama of some boy. She mentioned a girl was asexual and how she didn’t want to date because she didn’t like people. Now I’m one of those people who will wait until they get home to google…

The First Date

Stephany, 44, female I never had a boyfriend in high school, not even a crush in middle school. I had my first date when I was twenty-one, although it was quite unintentional. This guy and I worked together at our local grocery store. One day he asked if I wanted to go to the movies.…

All the World’s ‘A-Gray’ Stage

Hazel, 19, female, United States “Are you okay with kissing?” our script writer asked. All of us nodded. I could handle a bit of kissing, right? “Good! I’ll see you all tomorrow!” Our college was doing its annual 24 hour theatre project, where a writer would spend 12 hours writing a 10 minute play and…