New Erotica for Feminists

Written by Jordan Upshaw Almost two years ago, Chivomengro introduced you to The Belladonna, where four kick-ass, accomplished women editors—Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer—bring you comedy and satire by women and other marginalized genders, for everyone. The Belladonnas have come a long way since our last article about them. They wrote…

A Review of Traumatizing Christian Dating Books

Written by Jordan Upshaw Illustrated by Grace Monahan “…You have the power to save yourself [from depression] by walking away [from sex] now. Trust God to fill that empty hole you might fear will be left. He is ready and waiting.” —Hayley DiMarco, Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far? I had very limited access…

This is Spinal Tap

Written by Jordan Upshaw Between your brain and your skull there’s a membrane called the meninges. It’s there to protect your brain, spinal cord, nervous system—basically, it makes sure your entire body can function and you stay alive. Meningitis is when your meninges gets infected and tries to kill you instead. After two weeks of…

Midlife Crisis Mistress

Written by Jordan Upshaw Names have been changed to protect anonymity. When John was 16 he was expelled from boarding school. He was sent home while the administration decided whether or not to allow him to return. Depressed and facing an uncertain future, John’s mother decided to send him to a hot yoga class made…