Topic: video

New John Legend Video That Celebrates Diversity In Beauty Will Leave You A Sobbing Mess

 New John Legend Video That Celebrates Diversity In Beauty Will Leave You A Sobbing Mess

I hope John Legend finds sobbing women with smeary eye makeup attractive because that’s what this new video for his song You And I (Nobody In The World) results in. let’s break it down, shall we? We have older women, younger women, little girls, women with mastectomies, pregnant women, thinner women, bigger women, a gorgeous little girl getting her ears pierced, weight lifting women, chemotherapy women, broken nose women, going out women, going to work women and the astoundingly gorgeous Laverne Cox taking off her makeup. More »

Texas Man Films His Wife’s Labor In 95 MPH Car And It’s Beautiful, Natural And Terrifying

Texas Man Films His Wife's Labor In 95 MPH Car And It's Beautiful, Natural And Terrifying

This story has me all sorts of conflicted because I think I would rather have my partner comforting me and reassuring me during labor, you know, rather than filming, but to each their own and I’m sure it will be a very cool thing to show their son one day. I’m just really happy no one filmed any of my labors because – and yes, I know childbirth is a natural, beautiful, awesome thing, I was just a bloody, sobbing, in-pain mess. Plus, my hair looked terrible. More »

This Drunk Dudebro Does Not ‘Have The Cops In His Pocket’ Nor Is He A Lawyer

This Drunk Dudebro Does Not 'Have The Cops In His Pocket' Nor Is He A Lawyer

I hate the whole humiliation video trend when it comes to parents shaming their young kids on the Internet, but I’m all about average citizens posting videos of totally ridiculous, drunk and belligerent dudebros online so we can laugh at them. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present you with Gerry Shalam, a 20-year-old New York University student whose father does not own half of Manhattan. and who does not have the police in his pocket, and is not really BFFs with mayor Bill DeBlasio. More »

Baby Fat: Help Me Tackle My “Before Baby Bucket List” One Bad Decision At A Time

 Baby Fat: Help Me Tackle My "Before Baby Bucket List" One Bad Decision At A Time

What’s that one thing you had to make sure you did before you got pregnant? Or if you are also currently trying, what’s the most bizarre thing that suddenly seems important to fit in now? Any advice for me on what I should definitely make sure I do? (that I didn’t cover in my video!). I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject and will be sure to reply to your comments.
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Letter From A Reader: What Should Go In A Baby Shower Video?

Letter From A Reader:  What Should Go In A Baby Shower Video?

That’s where the opinions/advice come in. So like I said, my best friend is pregnant. She is one of the four girls I grew up with from childhood. We all went to the same middle/high school (and some of us went to the same preschool) and have been best friends through college and beyond. We are all 24 now living in different cities, staying in touch via text groups and Skype dates. My friend got married this past year and is the pregnant one. She is the first of us four to be married and/or pregnant.

We are obsessed with this baby. More »

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They’re Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They're Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

I’m always yammering about how I want to raise my sons not to be total douchecanoes, and nothing has made me happier today than watching this video and seeing how young men articulate why they consider themselves feminists. It’s so amazingly rare that we see men who are proud to identify as feminists who aren’t total mansplainers, and even more rare that we see high school and young college aged dudes who are willing to do so. The young men in the video took the feminism class at LREI during the 20112-2013 school year. More »

Baby Fat: Phantom Pregnancy Symptoms Courtesy Of My Stupid Period

 Baby Fat: Phantom Pregnancy Symptoms Courtesy Of My Stupid Period

I think of my period like it’s a friend-of-a-friend who insists on crashing on my couch for about five days each month (and who rudely beats on my door for a solid 24 hours ahead of time demanding to be let in).  And, like with most unwanted houseguests, the dread that leads up to her visit is usually much worse than the actual visit itself.  Don’t get me wrong, there have many been times when I’ve actually been super happy to see her.  But others where I’ve been beyond annoyed because she’s insisted on tagging along when I went camping/to Europe/really wanted to wear white jeans.  However, usually her presence is just a minor annoyance and she’s forgotten about as soon as she leaves the key under the mat. More »

Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat: My Video Series About Getting A Baby Inside Me

Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat: My Video Series About Getting A Baby Inside Me

I wanted to create a show that shined a humorous light on the task of “getting pregnant” and all that goes along with it. Because for every woman that gets pregnant on the first try (it feels like everyone, right??) there is an equally large group that doesn’t and they are not nearly as visible. I wanted to be a comedic voice for those women, and their partners, and document this time in a way that they can identify with and laugh at. Because really, you can’t make this shit up. More »