About xoJane

xoJane.com, Jane Pratt's lifestyle site for women, is not about changing yourself to fit any mold of what others think you should be. It is about celebrating who you are. Like Sassy and Jane before it, xoJane.com is written by a group of women (and some token males) with strong voices, identities and opinions, many in direct opposition to each other, who are living what they are writing about.

How My New Boyfriend’s Coma Brought Us Closer Than Ever

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The next time I saw him he was gone, sedated into unconsciousness and hooked up to what felt like hundreds of blinking machines.

I’m A Harvard Graduate and My Partner Is A High School Dropout

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Gina Florio found that this man was not only smart, but could teach her more than any man had before.

My Experience of “Awkward Gender Moments” Should Matter to People Other Than Me

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The seemingly benign moments do in fact matter.

I’m a Guy Who Came Out as Bisexual and Now Can’t Date Anyone, Gay or Straight

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In one of the proudest moments of my life, I changed my OkCupid profile from straight to bisexual.

Someone Tell Me That I’ll Live: On Murder, Media, and Being a Transgender Person in 2015

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The article confirmed what I had already known for about a decade: I was doomed to a nasty, short, and miserable life.

Love of a Good Man: I Met My Boyfriend Through Online Gaming

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“My roommates reminded me that he was, in effect, just a face and a voice on my laptop. That didn’t matter to me, and I didn’t listen.”

3 Obnoxious Things People Say to Adoptive Parents

Receiving sticker therapy and playing doctor like any regular parent. Photo courtesy of Jenelle Geransky.

Please. Just stop.

Even if the Salvation Army is Homophobic, Can We Please Leave the Bellringers Alone?

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When I read about folks hassling the bell ringers over Salvation Army policies, it’s hard not to think of it as a form of bullying.

Why Fat-Shaming By Doctors Really, Really Matters

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Between 210,000 and 440,000 people die every year as a result of preventable hospital mistakes. How many of those are casualties of weight bias?

My Gender Is An Everything Bagel

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Sometimes people respond really well to me and we eat cookies together. Sometimes I also get verbally or physically assaulted.

‘Homeland’ Challenges Stereotypes About Hot Guys and Fat Women

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Lesley Kinzel wants to talk about the sex between Peter Quinn and the fat girl on Homeland, and why it makes people uncomfortable.

I Saved a Man’s Life, and You Could Too

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When Victoria Namkung signed up for the donor registry, she never really thought she’d be the person to save a man’s life. But she did.

What Happens When a Guy in His Twenties Dates a Woman In Her Forties?

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Christina Fitzgerald on why age difference can actually make a relationship work better.

Batman is Totally Overrated

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Why isn’t the rest of the world tired of this guy who should go to therapy instead of crouching on rooftops and brooding in shadows?

My Life as a Reluctant Loan Shark

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It may have been legal, but it clearly wasn’t right.

How One Amazing Doctor (Who Didn’t Fat-Shame Me) Changed Everything

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OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.