I got on the birth control pill when I was 15 years old. I was living in Northern California and my mother took me to see a gynecologist right after I started my period for the first time. I don’t remember much of that appointment, but I do remember the…


I never really thought much about pregnancy before. I mean, I did. I knew I wanted to be pregnant one day. More so, I knew I wanted to have kids one day so I knew I would eventually pass through the ‘being pregnant’ stage.

But other than that, I didn’t…


In my mind I had known you forever. In my mind, it’s hard to remember the days before you.

In real time, if I cease to see you again, I’m not sure the amount of time we spent together would add up to any significant fraction of that which a…


  • another story of self inflicted heartbreak

About 9 months ago, I moved from San Francisco, California to Belgrade, Serbia (you can read more about that here). This story has nothing to do with either of those countries, but more about what it feels like to start over. Alone. And by…


Guys, I moved to Serbia. I know that sounds a little crazy, but let me tell you my story.

My ex-psychologist recently said to me that all “expats are weirdos”. For those who don’t know, an ‘expat’ is short for ‘expatriate’, which is defined as a person who lives outside…


“Women helping women”, my ass.

There’s a big lie going around that women supposedly treat each other better than men treat women. There’s talk of a “girl code”. There are clubs and societies dedicated to this so-called “Sisterhood”. …


A.K.A. The DPRK (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

To say that I was mentally prepared for this trip would be quite accurate. I knew what I was getting myself into and I was well aware of the situation over there, or at least the situation portrayed to me by…


Are you vegan?

I’m not. I eat animals. Yet, I recently found myself in a hypocritical debate trying to convince others that they were horrible people for even thinking about eating Fido.

A quick backstory on how I got myself into this situation:

I went to North Korea on a…


I am, by no means, a relationship expert. But as I get ready to exit my twenties, I can’t help but notice the decrease in my single friend pool. I’ve seen many of my peers marry off, and while the idea of marriage is not something I hold in high…


You will meet the banker. And you weren’t even looking.

Everything is going so well for you lately. You quit the job with the long hours. You pursue your passions. You frequent the gym more. And actually enjoy it.

It’s all going so well for you.

Your body changes. Your…

Adriana Espinosa Janković

Find me on Instgram at @adrianajanko

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