Arikia Millikan

Blogger, technophile, muse. Founder of @LadyBits. Aspiring cyborg. Bird nerd. Fear is the mind-killer.


Casual Predation

To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey


The other day while riding a Paris train, a man boarded my car and, out of all the empty…


LadyBits’ First and Last Year on Medium

So long, folks. It’s been real.


In May of 2013, I signed on as a Collection Editor with Medium to launch LadyBits on


Gaslighting: Explained using GIFs from Clueless


Tonight I re-read one of the most important articles ever written in the history of the internet (according to me), Why Women Aren’t Crazy


Five Atypical Maternal Decisions

The unconventional ways in which my mom made me strong


My mom is not a typical mom. She spent the majority of her twenties…

Publications edited by Arikia Millikan

Tech-savvy women creating the content we want to consume (2013-2014). This collection is no longer accepting submissions, but email your pitches for publication on our many other awesome outlets to ladybitsladies@gmail.com!


Why I’m Not Getting a Parrot

Even though I want one more than anything


Nine months ago, I set out to travel the world. The goal wasn’t to find myself, as the…


A Red-Blooded American Introduction to Journalism

A true story about mentorship and manipulation


He was the reason I came to New York City in the first place and my introduction to journalism: Tom Random*, a man I once referred to as my mentor. Some might consider him something of a monster, but I’ll always just think of him as T.


Casual Predation

To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey


The other day while riding a Paris train, a man boarded my car and, out of all the empty…


I Banged James Deen #ThroughGlass


James Deen is the biggest porn star in the world, and I’m looking at him, not on a screen, but directly into his eyes. His gaze penetrates me and…


On Exquisite Isolation for Literary Purposes


Growing up as an only child, I spent a lot of time alone.

I was the youngest person in my class, and therefore the last…


Welcome to Publishing on LadyBits

An introductory instruction guide.


Hello, ladies and lady-lovers. This is a quick tutorial about posting to LadyBits on Medium.


How Twitter the Budgie Flew Into My Life

And made me question my fundamental belief system


As I write, a little blue budgie sits perched on the computer…