“The tale of Venus and Serena Williams has been told many times. Now they get to be the ones to tell it.”
“But now I’ve been a writer for 30 years, I can understand the impulses that I and he and probably every other writer have: to go after a subject we’re compelled by.”
“I’m tired of having to replace another broken bedside table because he didn’t realize he needed to talk about his feelings,” she admits.
‘The former Georgia Representative talks to singer and fellow Atlantan Monáe about voter suppression, Joe Biden, and whether Abrams herself will one day run for president. (The answer: “Absolutely.”)’
New York’s private, sex-positive and cannabis club, NSFW, would like to see similar clubs open in other cities. “We are not people for whom sex and cannabis is an afterthought,” says communications director Melissa Vitale.
To accompany her unretouched cover photo on the August, 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, tennis star Serena Williams writes a moving personal essay about the harsh, sexist way she was penalized at the 2018 U.S. Open for defending herself to a judge, the apology she sent to her opponent that day, Naomi Osaka, and why she will always choose to speak up anyway.
Jen Doll considers the value of millennials owning whatever privilege and generational wealth they’ve benefitted from as a step toward acknowledging that the path to success isn’t a level playing field, and income inequality is a major obstacle for many.
The notion of the “self-made success” is so deeply encoaded in the American ideals of equality and meritocracy that many young successful people hesitate to talk about the financial help that let them get a leg up. But talking about privilege doesn’t discount work hard or struggle.
The author’s mother was a key witness in serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s trail, and Gacy’s presence in her childhood has haunted her into adulthood. To honor his 33 victims and exorcise herself, she spoke with her mom about Gacy.
A personal essay by The Price of Illusion author and former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck, about choosing to be “fast” after learning her grandmother regretted her lifetime with just one man.