November 30, 2017
“She Didn’t Say No. But She Didn’t Say Yes.” How Boys Think About Consent —The California Sunday Magazine
AUGUST 20, 2017
“Is Your Sunscreen Poisoning the Ocean?”
What I learned on my summer vacation
—The New York Times “Sunday Review”
Away from the bloat and bluster of Waikiki lives a city full of soul, style, and serious street cred
MAY 7, 2016
“Surviving Cancer Without the Positive Thinking”
APRIL 21, 2016
“Jaha Dukureh: Voicing the Unspeakable”
—The 100 Most Influential People TIME
APRIL 8, 2016
“Worried about your teenage daughter? Move to the Netherlands.”
An excerpt from Girls & Sex
—The Los Angeles Times “Op-Ed”
APRIL 2, 2016
“It’s a ‘blow job’ because it’s work”
How oral sex became a teen’s workaround, a path to popularity — but rarely the road to reciprocated pleasure.
Way back when, they met cute in Hawaii. Now, they’re trying to reconnect with this land of lava, white-knuckle drives, dolphins gone AWOL–and each other. Can they find magic again while chaperoned by a ukelele-mad 10-year-old?
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: the aforementioned 10-year-old would like you to know that she is NOT ukelele mad and takes umbrage at the characterization!)
DECEMBER 25, 2014
“The Lives They Lived: Shirley Temple Black"
This is a tribute I wrote for the annual issue of the New York Times Magazine remembering some of those we’ve lost during the year. You can search for Black’s name on the page, but I recommend reading as many of the pieces as you can
—The New York Times Magazine
DECEMBER 7, 2014
"When Cancer is Not Cancer"
Hundreds of thousands of women have likely been over-treated for breast tumors as others continue to die. One doctor says it’s time to make a change
—The California Sunday Magazine
JULY 27, 2014
"The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer"
Yeah, I didn’t write the headline. But this is about the impact of contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and survival…
—The New York Times
"Beauty Self-Acceptance: At Last"
Real women explain how they learned to love — not just live with — what they see in the mirror