A Brain on Fire

I finally realized how to stop turning my grief into anger. But not before I threw a woman through a window.

The First Black Astronaut and America’s Secret Outer-Space Spy Program

Major Robert Lawrence was trained by the Air Force in an elite Cold War-era program. This is why you've never heard of him.

How It Feels to Be the Biggest Woman at a Clothing Swap

Great, actually.

The Trump Trolls Came for Me a Year Ago, and I’m Still Reeling

I wrote about how the election impacted me…and got an avalanche of comments about how I'm fat, ugly, a bad mother, and should kill myself.

The Jehovah’s Witness Kid Who Became a Millennial Sex-Club Guru

Brash, bold and bisexual, Daniel Saynt is an only-in-New-York success story.

I Threw an Effigy-Burning Bonfire for My Female Rage

Miscarriage, abortion, abandonment, and the mythical avengers of wronged women.

Barnum & Bailey’s Forgotten High-Flying Suffragists

In 1912, female acrobats, equestrians and weightlifters took on a new high-wire act: fighting for their right to vote.

How I Used My Hijab to Hide — and Why I Don’t Anymore

A Turkish bath session made me realize covering up isn’t about concealing.

Secrets and Nightmares of the Teenage Circumcision Circuit

In South Africa thousands of boys are initiated into manhood each year, but all too often they lose far more than they gain.