Editorial

Editorial

Stephanie Burt

This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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The anonymous woman in bed beside me adamantly shakes my shoulder. She had a name last night. She must have; as part of my hook-and-line, I complimented her “pretty name” and said, “It suits you.” Unless a woman’s name is Mavis, I normally compliment her pretty name. ...
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Ji Chamosile

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) high school shooting in Florida on February 14, the voice of youth is finally being heard. They want to put an end to violence. Students are standing up to adults, pushing for change, not just prayers. ...
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When my relationship with my long-term girlfriend came to an end, so did a part of me that existed when we were together. She was my first real girlfriend. ...
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Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein’s work heavily features homosexual content and a queer aesthetic, but she nonetheless became both a mass-market celebrity and, eventually, a respected and canonical writer. Somehow, she publicly profited from her homosexuality during homophobic times. ...
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According to a 10-month study, The Stork OTC increased sperm score concentration at the cervix by an average of 323% in 85% of couples compared to those sperm score values at the cervix with natural intercourse. ...
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel/Amazon Prime

Susie Myerson cracks wise, but she’s ultimately on her own. If this TV show were made 40 years ago, she’d be played by Eve Arden or Rose Marie (though Susie plays more like Morrie Amsterdam’s “Buddy” from The Dick Van Dyke Show) as the tough talking cheerleader for the aspiring gal with the can do spirit. ...
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Have you ever known that you needed to make a change, but you weren’t ready yet? What do you think holds us back from pursuing change? ...
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More than 2 million people have taken part in genetic testing by 23andMe, a company founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki. The company’s impetus was to empower the consumer with information regarding their personal DNA and accelerate genetic research on a wide range of health conditions from Parkinson's disease to lupus and asthma. ...
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Krystal Marx campaign photo with her family.

I wish I could say that my decision to run for local office had a loftier beginning, but I have heard that people don’t like it when their elected officials lie. To that end, I want to share with you what it was like to decide to run. ...
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