The Best Abortion Ever

“It lasted about ten seconds. I was just about to say, ‘This really hurts,’ when, suddenly, it didn’t hurt anymore, and the doctor was snapping off her gloves.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Jun 19, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,277 words)

How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?

‘“Incels” are going under the knife to reshape their faces, and their dating prospects.’ What they’re discovering after the swelling goes down is that the work they need to get done is on the inside: no plastic surgery can fix a poor self image or a skewed world view that dictates that life’s problems and roadblocks will magically evaporate with a surgically enhanced jawline.

Source: The Cut
Published: May 28, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,644 words)

The Realness of Billy Porter

Step aside, clipboard bitches! Billy Porter – actor, singer, inspiration – is owning the red carpet of life.

Source: The Cut
Published: May 1, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,109 words)

What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever Spend

An interview with filmmaker, activist and heiress Abigail Disney, in which she speaks very frankly about how inheriting a fortune can compromise one’s moral compass and corrupt the soul.

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,544 words)

The Feminist Paradox of Cathy Guisewite

A profile of Cathy Guisewite, the Baby Boomer creator of “Cathy,” the popular comic strip widely syndicated from 1976 to 2010, and the eponymous character’s conflicting concerns.

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 19, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,088 words)

The Embryo in the Hallway

Jen Gann learned that she and her husband have genetic mutations that can cause cystic fibrosis after her son was diagnosed with the disease. Her second pregnancy involved a lot more people — and a lot more questions.

Author: Jen Gann
Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 7, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,693 words)

Who Killed Tulum?

From unceasing development to contaminated cenotes, the problems continue to pile up in the Mayan paradise formerly known as Tulum.

Source: The Cut
Published: Feb 20, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,918 words)

A 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body

Like all the men in his family, Patrick Burleigh carried an extremely rare genetic mutation, which led to “precocious puberty” and a confusing, challenging childhood in which he experienced dramatic physical changes — like pubic hair — as early as age 2.

Source: The Cut
Published: Jan 16, 2019
Length: 25 minutes (6,372 words)

To All the Moms I’ve Ignored Before

In this hilarious piece, Meaghan O’Connell reflects on all the “being a mom” advice she ignored before having kids, that now, she not-so-secretly wishes to be consulted on.

Source: The Cut
Published: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,059 words)

Bastard: Neither of My Parents Was Exactly Who I Thought They Were

In this personal essay, author Elizabeth Wurtzel shares the bombshell that was recently dropped on her — that her father was not Donald Wurtzel, but rather civil rights era photojournalist Bob Adelman — and tries to make sense of her mother’s choice to keep the secret of her affair (and her daughter’s true paternity) for 50 years.

Source: The Cut
Published: Dec 26, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,714 words)