Christine Estima

Views My Own

It's Time for Men to Stop Letting Women Get Catcalled

It's amazing how often "you should learn to take a compliment" is said by fully grown men who still haven't learned how to take rejection.
Christine Estima
8.4.17
friendships

Five Ways You Lose Your Friends in Your 30s

A lot of 20-something friendships don't make it past the big 3-0.
Christine Estima
5.16.17
Health

How Reproductive Health Makes It Harder to Travel as a Woman

Sometimes a morning after pill requires leaving the country.
Christine Estima
2.11.17
Film

We Talk with Director Alice Lowe About Her New Pregnancy Slasher Film

'Prevenge' is a gory horror movie that completely disrupts our view of mothers.
Christine Estima
9.19.16
Film

The Best and Worst Portrayals of Women from the Toronto International Film Festival

We put TIFF films starring the likes of Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Ellen Page, and Catherine Keener (among others) to the Bechdel test.
Christine Estima
9.12.16
News

The End of Canada's Tampon Tax Is a Victory for My Bank Account, but It Hasn't Ended Period Stigma

Unfair taxes are the tip of the iceberg. How long will it take to stop the embarrassed giggles that accompany words like "tampon" and "pad"?
Christine Estima
6.9.15
Stuff

I Googled My Mother’s Maiden Name and Discovered My Family’s Violent Secret

I went to my mother's house with a fire lit under my ass, and before the door had even closed behind me, I blurted out, "Who is Emile Zarbatany?"
Christine Estima
4.13.15
Travel

My Obsession with Collecting Nazi Junk at German Flea Markets

Postcards adorned with swastikas, photos of Nazi officers, Third Reich medals of honor—for me, these items are dark, disturbing, mysterious, haunting, and impossible to ignore.
Christine Estima
3.19.15
Stuff

I Conned My Way onto Two Reality Shows and Totally Got What I Deserved

After you lie to get the chance to become infamous on TV, you can hardly blame anyone else when the world starts to hate you.
Christine Estima
3.5.15
Fashion

My Eyes Are Down Here: Calling Bushy Eyebrows 'Exotic' Is Insulting

White people keep giving me backhanded compliments because of my brow game, and I wish they would stop.
Christine Estima
2.25.15