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An HIV Test Cost Me My Relationship

by Shantell E. Jamison

Dear Shantellem, I’ve never been so confused in my life. My girlfriend broke up with me for getting tested for HIV. She is allergic... Read More

Transgender Model Shauna Brooks Speaks Out

Transgender Model Shauna Brooks Speaks Out

by Glamazon Tyomi

Imagine waking up feeling trapped in a body that doesn’t match how you feel or what your mind responds to. That is the reality... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
“My Husband Doesn’t Know I’m Trans”

[CONFESSIONS]
“My Husband Doesn’t Know I'm Trans"

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

As I tell this story I’m sitting in a beautiful home staring at all of the beautiful things around me.  The dewy emerald green... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I Married for Money’

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I Married for Money’

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby with the baby carriage.” That pot of lies is the foundation for the dreams... Read More

My Father Raped Me…Then Walked Me Down the Aisle [ESSAY]

My Father Raped Me…Then Walked Me Down the Aisle [ESSAY]

by Sharisse Tracey

I was only a child when my fixation with creating the perfect picture began.  I would watch as my father, a freelance photographer, created... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
“I’m Sleeping My Way To The Top”

[CONFESSIONS]
“I’m Sleeping My Way To The Top”

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

When I was younger, my grandmother would have a game night at our house with her girlfriends.  I remember sneaking to listen in on... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I’m a 32-Year-Old Virgin’

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I’m a 32-Year-Old Virgin’

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

It’s hard to live in the world today without reminders of what a “man” is supposed to be.  If we’re not being depicted as... Read More

[CONFESSIONS] ‘My Mother Won’t Stay Out of My Relationship’

[CONFESSIONS] ‘My Mother Won’t Stay Out of My Relationship’

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

My mother has always been my best friend.  Ever since I can remember, we’ve been two peas in a pod and I talk to... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
‘My Husband Doesn’t Satisfy Me Sexually’

[CONFESSIONS]
‘My Husband Doesn’t Satisfy Me Sexually’

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

I waited almost 27 years to have sex.  While most of my friends were giving it up all over our high school and college... Read More

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I’m Having a Baby with My Best Friend’

[CONFESSIONS]
‘I’m Having a Baby with My Best Friend’

by Danielle T. Pointdujour

The concept of “family” mystified me in my youth.  Although people always talk of traditional families, it always seemed to me that there were... Read More