Stories by Kara Jesella

Kara Jesella is a freelance writer in New York City. She is currently co-writing a book on Sassy magazine for Farrar, Straus & Giroux. subscribe to Kara Jesella's feed

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: Ms. Magazine

The maternal impulse turns political when you mix moms, feminism and the blogosphere.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

HBO's latest Sunday night series, 'Big Love,' centers on a family of Utah polygamists. Will mainstream America be able to relate?

Posted on: Feb 26, 2006, Source:

For young women, access to low-cost birth control is more important than ever. So why's it so hard -- and expensive -- to get it from Planned Parenthood?

Posted on: Jan 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Social networking websites like MySpace, Flickr and Friendster are more popular than ever. But are they a valid tool for progressive political change?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source:

A new book looks at women's evolving sexual identities and argues that 'raunchy' and 'liberated' are not synonyms.

Posted on: May 18, 2005, Source:

<i>Our Bodies, Ourselves</i> helped illustrate that women could march on Washington, fight the inadequacy of the health-care system, and still fantasize about being spanked.