Articles written by: Vikki Reich

Vikki writes about the intersection of contemporary lesbian life, parenthood and pop culture at her personal blog Up Popped A Fox. She is the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities. In 2013, she completed the Foreword Writing Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and is a 2013 recipient of the Beyond the Pure Fellowship for writers. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and two kids and, in the real world, she never speaks of herself in the third person.

Things we looked forward to as parents
Family / Kids / Parenting

Things we looked forward to as parents

Buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime–we hope you like the smell of ketchup!

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Family / Kids / Parenting

Saying Goodbye to Childhood

My daughter packed up her stuffed animals, and I’m finding it hard to say goodbye to them.

Why Storytelling Matters
Identity / Life

Why Storytelling Matters

Every LGBT person has a hundred coming out stories. This is one of mine.

Photo Credit: The Guardian
Identity / Life

5 Things Queer Women Can Expect at Straight Conferences

Have you ever been the queer girl surrounded by sweater sets at an event? We have some advice for you.

The Media and the Erasure of Queer Sexuality
Identity / Life / Sex & relationships

The Media and the Erasure of Queer Sexuality

What do roommates, friends, gal pals and fans have in common? They are all words that erase queer relationships.

VillageQ Pride
Culture

VillageQ Pride

Let’s close out LGBT Pride Month with some beautiful pictures, shall we?

Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?
News & Politics

Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?

VillageQ contributors share where they were when they heard about the historic SCOTUS decision. Where were you?

Photo credit: Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/Brandon Bourdages via Shutterstock
News & Politics

7 Things I Destroyed This Week in Honor of the Destruction of Marriage Inequality

Republican presidential hopefuls claim LGBT parents are destructive and judging by my behavior this week, they may be right.

A Musical Ode to Fathers
Family

A Musical Ode to Fathers

VillageQ contributors share memories of their fathers and the music that shaped them.

Racism, Homophobia, and Iggy Azalea
Celebrities / Culture

Racism, Homophobia, and Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea cancelled her performance at Pittsburgh Pride but she shouldn’t have been invited in the first place.