Self2022-04-15T06:11:41-04:00

How Michelle Badillo Defied Her Own Barriers

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How Michelle Badillo Defied Her Own Barriers

When Michelle Badillo reluctantly agreed to attend college, she told her mother that she would become a screenwriter. Badillo had the intention of alarming her mother; she did not anticipate that her mother would fully support her decision and pay for it, too. “I was an idiot,” Badillo laughs from [...]

Fred ‘Focus’ Lavergne Creates For His Community

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Fred ‘Focus’ Lavergne Creates For His Community

Though we were originally supposed to meet at his office in Mott Haven, director Fred 'Focus' Lavergne and I ended up talking at his Bronx apartment, a modest, minimalist duplex. Lavergne, who is Dominican and Black, is the CEO of Spacedog, a production company most well-known for directing Nike’s Air [...]

Valentines Day This Year Is Just an Excuse to Go All Out on a Monday

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Valentines Day This Year Is Just an Excuse to Go All Out on a Monday

Whether you’re riding solo, going out with friends, or staying in with your partner(s), this year, Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to make a day, or night, out of a regular Monday. You don’t need to be in love to celebrate it, you just need a love for life. [...]

Reconnecting After Having Kids

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Reconnecting After Having Kids

Reconnecting After Having Kids. Five ways to keep the spark alive. It’s a fact that having a baby directly impacts personal identity and even the most intimate partnership(s). After having children, it becomes more difficult to carve out space for your relationship, and as the child continues to grow, your [...]

A Brief History of Lingerie

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A Brief History of Lingerie

From corsets to Calvin Klein. In the realm of sartorial expression, lingerie can feel a bit oxymoronic. For one, it’s typically designed to live under your clothes...which feels contradictory to the whole project of fashion (fashions without exhibitionism??!). Moreover, in practice, we often put it on expressly to...take off. Sure, technically you also take [...]

How Astronauts Masturbate in Space

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How Astronauts Masturbate in Space

If the landing module’s a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin.’ Officially, nobody has ever had sex in space. What about solo sex, though? It’s not something NASA has ever been particularly keen to talk about, but certain things can be figured out based on how the rest of the body is treated [...]