Few words cut to the core of modern women like ‘slut.’ Our attitudes are shifting towards acceptance: of sex outside of marriage, sex between whomever happen to love each other (regardless of gender), and sex positivity-- experimenting with positions and toys. But we’re still sluts. Women are still defined by their sexuality. These are essays of women starting in the middle and moving forward based on hindsight and instinct. We’re trying to become empowered women without knowing what an empowered woman looks like. For all we know, it could look a lot like being a slut.