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When My Mother was a Nun

by Laura Green How does a person’s mother leave the convent? Breaking up with God has to be the worst, with his perfection and...
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And the winners are…

    We had an amazing response to the Hip Mama and Unchaste Readers 2015 writing contest. Thanks to all of the writers who...
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You Have to Leave Now, Mama – by Jenny Forrester

You Have to Leave Now, Mama by Jenny Forrester After the family picnic, she said I could leave. I told her my flight doesn’t...
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“I’m Afraid I Can’t See Over Your Hair” by Anna Doogan

I was used to it. My hair often caused chaos. “Your hair be throwin’ gang signs!” “Your hair is a fractal!” “You should rethink...
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Book Review: Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen

The marvelous and talented Asha Doré reviews the brilliant and unstoppable Lois Leveen‘s second book, Juliet’s Nurse, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet from...
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The Politics of Dreamlife: Showing Up in Our Interracial Relationships

by Rhea St Julien After the non-indictment of Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown . . . I didn’t sleep well. . . I had...
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“Snow White is Not Black!”

And other Racist Gleanings from an American School Yard By Anna Doogan   The only day in elementary school that was worse than the Physical...
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Second Chances

Can an honor-thy-mother-and-father child grow up to be the unload-on-me I-care mom? / New Prose by Joyanna Priest /  Born to this-hurts-us-more-than-it-hurts-you parents, you...
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Midlife Teen Mama Trauma, by Nina Packebush

Mid-Life Teen Mama Trauma By Nina Packebush Last night a text came in from my girlfriend’s ex-wife saying that their thirteen-year-old daughter was in...
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Hip Mama & Unchaste Readers Announce 2014 Writing Contest!

Hip Mama Magazine and Unchaste Readers are teaming up to honor a few great writers. We’re looking for your excellent story–fiction, memoir, or hybrid....