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Stassa Edwards
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Features editor. Writing at the intersection of women's health, politics, and history. Work at Lapham's Quarterly, Aeon, The Awl, Self, and Cabinet. Writing a book about hysteria.

I feel like the online programs are worse this way. I do live classes 6-7 days a week, and the weird messaging takes a back seat to the sense of community all working together? Like it’s annoying when a teacher at the end of class will be like, “Now go and drink that wine tonight guilt free,” but that’s not that Read more

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This is just from two days, so you have evidence on just what a problem it ACTUALLY is.

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I bought a FarmRio sun hat annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd... it was the best $70 I ever spent. I felt LUUUUUUUUUUUUUXURIOUS in it. Sincerely, high quality - eye catching - comfortable. Read more

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Seriously, All Creatures Great and Small, what was with men in their coats and ties pulling calves? Save the poor housekeeper some laundry and strip down.  Read more

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As one RN to another, I agree. Although it’s often well meaning, to call RNs or any healthcare worker “angels” or “heroes” is just another way to dehumanize us. It allows people to think we’re all super human, and therefore going to be ok and “rise above.” The subtext also being we don’t need better pay or working Read more

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as a nurse (Nurse Anesthetist) in Texas, I thank you for this piece and these words.  Read more

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Bear Cam really got me through the tough time of being an essential worker that had to come in the office with no work to do because everything else was shut down. Read more

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Asking you to provide a list of things that would make good gifts for you and your husband is asking you to do the emotional labor of caring and being interested that your in-laws could, and don’t, do.
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I’ll give Duke Nicholson this. Even in a photo with a pretty dumb look on his face, he still has excellent hair.  Read more

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my daughter gets paid $20/hour to watch her former HS teacher’s kindergartener while she learns and the mom teaches. I don’t know what the mom is going to do once my daughter leaves but I also can’t help thinking of the teachers who are doing double duty without help, as well as the really little kids who maybe are Read more

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If you don’t know the kind of women to whom Kim is relatable, I envy you. There’s a lot of ignorant shouty women out there (who value their own irreverence and see their toleration of Trump’s glaring character flaws as evidence of their own political pragmatism and general “open-mindedness”) and she is yelling right Read more

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So judging from the comments on here, there’s just not really a way to offer criticism of a Democratic ticket (which I’m voting for.) You just can’t do it or you personally want Trump to reign forever. Even if it’s not so much criticism as it is personal feelings surrounding something you are told is supposed to mean Read more

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Yes. I wouldn’t begrudge anyone their excitement over Harris’s selection. I think representation genuinely matters and is important. Also, from a purely political standpoint, she’s a great pick. Read more

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I have to say, as a person whose parents are fresh off the boat and who is not part of one of the more popular Christian denominations, this piece is spot on. I have never heard the people of any other (largely) Christian country go on and on about Jesus the way Americans do. The irony being that the true god in this Read more

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I am a Sittenfeld superfan — I’ve read everything since Prep — so there’s no way I’m not going read this too. She did a good job with American Wife, but that was waaaaaay more speculative (not just different names, but different details, from the president’s family’s birth order to their home state to the first family Read more

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Thank you.  We don’t always know we’re doing the right thing for our kids. We just try our best! This time, I happened to do the right thing!  Read more

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This is easily the best in this series. I can’t even imagine going so long without holding my LO. It makes me tear up just thinking about it. Read more

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