Latest from Julia Carpenter

Decades before ‘The L Word,’ she risked jail to create a magazine for lesbians

While Showtime is reviving its groundbreaking series about gay women, Edythe Eyde knew her magazine — Vice Versa — was illegal. She wrote under the name “Lisa Ben,” an anagram for “lesbian."
  • Jul 12, 2017

Age 30 isn’t a deadline, and other life advice from a former Seventeen editor

In her new book, 'The Big Life,' Ann Shoket says that achieving big things isn't the same as 'having it all.'
  • Jun 19, 2017

Three podcasts that explore queer history, identity and intimacy

The debut of Nancy, and other LGBTQ podcasts to download.
  • Jun 12, 2017

Teen magazines have always covered more than fashion. You just didn’t notice.

CosmoGirl, Teen People and others pushed the envelope even before Teen Vogue.
  • May 12, 2017

Violence and abuse in LGBTQ relationships is common. But it’s harder to spot.

Victims don't fit the stereotypes of domestic abuse: They're not straight, feminine-looking women abused by masculine-looking men.
  • May 9, 2017

I signed up to chat with a stranger about our differences. Except there weren’t many.

The “Hello Project” has a simple premise: two strangers, each with a different view, have a conversation on the Internet.
  • Feb 27, 2017

Cat Marnell lost her job and almost overdosed on heroin. Then, she wrote a memoir.

The former beauty editor says writing her memoir saved her life.
  • Feb 17, 2017

This podcast is so boring it puts people to sleep. And that’s why insomniacs love it.

The “Sleep with Me” podcast exists just to bore you to sleep, and it has thousands of listeners across the country.
  • Feb 14, 2017

Instagram, Wattpad and YouNow aren’t just apps — for many teens, they’re more than that

For many members of Generation Z, opening up about teen struggles is easier to do online than off.
  • Dec 7, 2016