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Invisible Bhabi

I was an anomaly in the seamless fabric of my husband’s tight knit Indian family, and no one knew what to do with me. I was the new American bhabi.

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Dear Jyoti

I’ve never met you, but I think you were better off because you’d never met me. I’m guilty of a crime I believe to be unforgivable.

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Dear Jyoti

“I looked into your rapists’ eyes. I stared at their pictures, desperately searching for evil.” In memory of Jyoti Singh Pandey, victim of a gang rape in Delhi on this day, one year ago.

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Threading carefully

When should girls start removing unwanted hair? A difficult question for parents of daughters who are still young, but eager to act like women.

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Calling the shots

Why should you let your daughter receive the HPV vaccine even if she isn’t sexually active? At the risk of sounding dramatic, it has the potential to save her life.

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Will girls ever be safe?

We’ve been taught to stay away from drunken uncles and asked if pedicurists have touched us inappropriately. I have been naked in a public place, despite being fully clothed.

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It gets better

A video of inspiring LGBT voices who have come out to their families, and promise others that ‘it gets better.’

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Why we should say sex

If we never talk about sexuality in our homes—how will our child tell us where an abuser forced himself on her? With what words?

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