The Internet has been shipping Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio for 10 years now, but let's get one thing straight: They're just friends. Yes, they might've had incredible chemistry in Titanic -and later in the drama Revolutionary Road -but their relationship IRL is strictly platonic. Winslet has said on multiple occasions that DiCaprio is like a brother to her. So the fact that the two of them recently vacationed together in Saint-Tropez, France, shouldn't raise any, "OMG, are they dating? No, y'all, this was strictly a best-friends getaway.
The cultural conversation surrounding abortion is, of course, a complex one, and the focus on the necessity of reproductive rights as health car is paramount, but it does leave empty spaces in the narrative. Is sex going to hurt? Feel different? Be different? This piece is an effort to answer some of those questions, as well as to highlight the fact that there is no singular, right way to have an abortion, or to move on from one. I had an abortion when I was 26, because I wanted one. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about what you might feel after you have an abortion; I thought I might regret it, and I never did.
When I was 14, I chose not to date until I had graduated high school. I never wavered on this decision my freshman and sophomore years of high school. But junior year? Well, I was crushing hard on someone and could not remember why on earth I committed to no dating in high school. That winter, my youth group had a lock-in and one of my really close friends who was 2 years older than me and so had already graduated high school came to help out.