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Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories for the Bohemian New Year
Last night, my four-year-old daughter and I read I Am Not a Number by Kathy Kacer and Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, the true story...
Sara Kirschenbaum: “Man on The Floor”
Some rites of passage you work to create and some come and find you. We parked in front of Jean’s Place, a shelter...
Meg Weber: Mermaid
How can I grasp her sense of waterborne freedom and grace? My own mother taught me fear, self-hatred, and “thin at any cost.” I’m still...
Nina Packebush: The Shame Campaign
Teen parent haters like the government-funded National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy love to throw around statistics about the children of teen moms...
Jennifer Jameslyn: Eclipse
I didn’t prepare for the eclipse: no special glasses, no time off, no road trip to prime viewing for totality. My husband built pinhole...
Sara Schultz: Into the Darkness
I never talked about my dad’s death until I was eighteen. Days darkening. Who covered our windows? Why is it so black out? What...
Shari Winslow: Soft Targets
When I became a teacher, I didn’t realize that one of the expectations of my job would be to place my body between bullets...
Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories, Into Winter
Here’s how I’ll remember this fall: the time when, 41 years after poems started running through my head nonstop when I was two, the...
Jamie Wagman: The Making of a Gender Studies Professor
I do not speak about my childhood very much in public places. In most settings it feels like it would be impolite or jarring....
Inga Muscio: Scale of Sexual Predation
Like a bloated whale corpse wedged into a narrow river delta, back-clogging organic matter along with the detritus of self-absorption and disrespect until it...
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