Daisy Coleman's Family to Start a Rehab Center for Trauma Victims

In an essay published on xoJane Monday by Melinda Coleman, the mother of the girl at the center of the closed Maryville rape case reveals further details about her daughter Daisy's recent suicide attempt, the harassment the family has experienced and their plans to open a rehabilitation center for young people who… » 1/20/14 1:30pm 1/20/14 1:30pm

Maryville's Daisy Coleman: 'I'm different now...I can't ever go back'

On Friday, xoJane published an essay written by Daisy Coleman, one of two girls at the center of the firestorm that is the Maryville rape case. The details of Coleman's story are much the same as they've been told before, but now they're fully in her own words, in almost excrutiating detail. And also, she's thanking a… » 10/18/13 1:30pm 10/18/13 1:30pm

It Happened to Her: xoJane Screwed Up Her Disney World Rape Story

I've long hesitated to write much criticism about fellow ladyblogs. It's not a matter of camaraderie or believing that our peers are immune to criticism. It's more like: We're all trying to do our own thing and do it in our own ways, as best we can and, yes, I am aware, it's not like Jezebel is perfect. What's the… » 6/18/13 6:35pm 6/18/13 6:35pm

How Not to Be an Ugly American on Your Vacation in a Conflict Country

You packed your sandals, several bikinis (with a sarong so you can blend into your exotic environment) and you've even Instagrammed several potential outfits, but then you hear the awful news: Your exotic travel destination just erupted with political protests and violent government crackdowns. Oh noes! But can you… » 6/07/13 11:40am 6/07/13 11:40am

Snooki Gets a Makeunder From XOJane's New Beauty Site

Today, Say Media launched its new beauty site—an offshoot of XOJane called XOVain—with a makeunder of Snooki. As far as celebrities with over-the-top looks go, Snooki seems like a real "get." With all of her artifice—extensions, acrylic nails, false lashes, pushup bra, etc.—it would seem that she could be dramatically… » 3/02/13 3:00pm 3/02/13 3:00pm

Drugs, Blogs, and Cat Marnell: What Happens When One Woman's Addiction…

Now that Cat Marnell has left her post as beauty editor at xoJane—where, as the site's "beauty and health director" she infamously chronicled the intimate and more fucked-up details of her life like her drug abuse, mental health, and strained relationships—readers are wondering: What Will Happen Next? After all, the… » 6/18/12 2:35pm 6/18/12 2:35pm

Cat Marnell is Both Fucked Up and Fascinating

I'm fascinated by xoJane blogger Cat Marnell. She's ostensibly the Beauty and Health Director for Jane Pratt's site, but her posts — and I would know, because I read every single one — are usually long, rambling essays about her dysfunctional relationship with her father, past mental asylum stays, and on-again… » 4/16/12 5:00pm 4/16/12 5:00pm