Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks

When an expectant mom learned, at 31 weeks, that her fetus was “incompatible with life,” she flew to Colorado to get a shot that would start the process of a third-trimester abortion, then returned to New York to finish the delivery.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Jun 15, 2016
Length: 32 minutes (8,159 words)

Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man?

Unpacking the problems around the dynamics between male professors and female students in the literary community, how accusations should be reported, and journalistic responsibility.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Mar 28, 2016
Length: 30 minutes (7,715 words)

What Should We Say About David Bowie and Lori Maddox?

A superb essay by Jia Tolentino about rape and the story of Lori Maddox, who spoke about losing her virginity to David Bowie when she was just 15 years old.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Feb 19, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2,630 words)

A Small Place for Fugitives

Jia Tolentino looks back at the two novels she started but never finished, and what she learned about writing.

Source: The Awl
Published: Dec 28, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,407 words)

No Offense

“I can’t think of an obligation that feminism ought to have lifted faster than the obligation that a woman construct her life around agreement—and yet, this year, it seems like this is exactly what many people understand feminism, within its own sphere, to be.”

Source: Jezebel
Published: Dec 29, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,285 words)

Rush After ‘A Rape On Campus’: A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

Jia, an alumnus of UVA, visits the campus during rush week after the Rolling Stone rape story controversy.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Jan 28, 2015
Length: 31 minutes (7,762 words)

The Promise in Elena Ferrante

An essay about women’s writing on the internet, Italian novelist Elena Ferrante, and the potential of fiction writing to expose certain truths.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Dec 29, 2014
Length: 13 minutes (3,259 words)

Cheerleaders For Christ

“I tell people all the time I never really drank the water, but of course that’s not totally true.” Recollections of a former cheerleader at a Texas private school attached to a Baptist megachurch.

Published: Nov 24, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2,128 words)

Interview: Dionne Osborne, the Vocal Coach Who Changed Drake’s Style

Osborne, who’s been working with Drake for more than four years, on what it’s like to work with the star—and what it takes to properly care for one’s voice while on tour.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Nov 18, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4,814 words)