sisters_161941682
July 11 2016
"We don't shop at Target," said my sister while lounging on a lawn chair. It was 117 degrees out in her Los Angeles backyard. Perhaps that was a premonition for the heated discussion to come
goz
June 20 2016
It's been widely reported as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. But let's be real here and add "for now" to the end of that
GOZ1
June 13 2016
"She's really pretty for a black girl. She doesn't have those grotesque features black people have." "Why is that woman nominated for an Oscar? She's not pretty. And she's fat." "I don't wan
alexweb
May 16 2016
Despite the awful heat-induced headaches and eczema-related rash flare-ups that sweating inflicts on my body, summer is my most favorite time of year
shutterstock_344835635
April 18 2016
Full disclosure: I'm not much of a pot smoker. I don't even know if using the term "pot smoker" is so abominably lame that I just outed myself as the most embarrassing nana that ever lived
goz_040616
April 4 2016
There are moments, especially since hitting my 30s, where I become self-aware of how hard I'm adulting. It's mildly unnerving. Anytime I use the word "strategy" or briskly walk down a hallway while wearing...
goz_030916-01
March 7 2016
When you're a member of a minority culture (though I think Mexicans are getting closer to being the majority in San Diego), you often find yourself explaining even the small nuances of life to friends...
goz
Feb. 8 2016
"Were you embarrassed about your vagina showing?" a friend asked in our long-running Facebook group chat. It's a fair question. Vaginas are our "private parts" after all, and I was letting
goz
Jan. 11 2016
Oh, white dudes. Y'all got real mad at me last month when I called out your privilege. More than the usual amount, which is substantial in itself. I don't respond to anything I've written bec
goz
Dec. 14 2015
In a classic episode titled "The Strike" on the seminal sitcom Seinfeld, which aired from July 1989 to May of 1998 (Thanks, Internet!) on NBC, a holiday known as "Festivus" became part of popular culture
goz
Nov. 17 2015
It's strange and off-putting to talk about your dead aunt with a person wearing Minnie Mouse ears. I learned this on Halloween night
goz
Oct. 19 2015
The Staples Center was lit up by thousands of little yellow torches. About 20,000 individual screams created one cacophonous wave that filled the darkened arena like a raging monsoon. The throngs were
goz
Sept. 23 2015
Jello has an interesting way of lodging itself all the way up and into your butt crack. Getting it all the way out is not only difficult, it also allows you to reacquaint yourself with your own body
goz
Aug. 24 2015
You hear the debate pretty often about whether women can have it all. Countless women's magazines and blogs have argued the case for or against, and whether or not they have an actual shot at attaining...
goz
July 20 2015
Over the years, I've tried various methods of dealing with these sort of comments. The worst was ignoring them or laughing with people because I wanted to fit in. When I thankfully outgrew that, I attacked
alex-new
June 22 2015
I've been a drinker most of my life. There are childhood photos of my dad holding me as a wee little lamb, giving me a sip of his Coors. "You're not going to like it," he'd say, and he was right
alex-new
May 26 2015
"I'm just trying to teach you something, goddammit!" she screamed hoarsely through a flood of exasperated tears. "Why do you make everything so difficult?" My seventh grade English teacher Ms. Adams...
gozimage
April 21 2015
In my continued pursuit of better health, I search for new ways to stay fit that I can enjoy. That's why I channeled the fiery passion of the infamous Star Wars kid and met up with the San Diego...
goz3-25-15
March 23 2015
I took off my jeans and pulled on the duchess satin and lace gown. It's not nearly close to fitting anymore. Despite being dirty and starting to yellow, it's still lovely
goz2-28-15
Feb. 23 2015
Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted...

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