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‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

‘American Pie Girls’ Rules’ Star Natasha Behnam On Choosing Not To Change Herself To Fit Hollywood’s Narrow Standards

A few months ago, when speaking about our industry, a fellow actor and dear friend of mine said to me, “if your truth isn’t accepted somewhere, why would you want […]

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Art, Love, Redemption Converge In Music Executive’s Poignant Novel Critiquing Masculinity And The Millennial Generation

Art, Love, Redemption Converge In Music Executive’s Poignant Novel Critiquing Masculinity And The Millennial Generation

By Tiffanie DeBartolo While doing press for my new novel “Sorrow,” I’ve consistently been asked one question: How difficult was it to write from the point of view of a […]

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Tired Of Defending My Own: Thoughts On Punk Rock, White Supremacy, & The Fishbowl Life Of Ignorance

Tired Of Defending My Own: Thoughts On Punk Rock, White Supremacy, & The Fishbowl Life Of Ignorance

By Kaytie Coughlin Nothing gave me more strength and feeling of acceptance than Punk Rock and Emo Music did growing up. In fact, it gave me so much strength and […]

Contributors, Politics

Our Reproductive Rights Will Not Be Decided By A Single Vote

Our Reproductive Rights Will Not Be Decided By A Single Vote

By Kelly Baden As someone who has devoted her career to fighting for reproductive freedom, I can’t keep going if I don’t see some light at the end of the […]

Body Image, Contributors

The Pop Culture Gaze – When Viral Body Image Terms Work To Take Away Our Agency & Autonomy

The Pop Culture Gaze – When Viral Body Image Terms Work To Take Away Our Agency & Autonomy

By Kaytie Coughlin Thick. Thic! Thicc. Sounds like the Tik Tok compilation? A big butt and even bigger thighs seems to be all the rage in body modification these days. […]

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Former Correspondent Offers An In-Depth Look At China In New Memoir Where Personal Meets Political

Former Correspondent Offers An In-Depth Look At China In New Memoir Where Personal Meets Political

By Dori Jones Yang When I was in my twenties, I avoided dating any guy I thought might prevent me from achieving my big ambition: to become a foreign correspondent […]

Contributors, Girl on a Mission

Let Girls Be Girls – Why “Sexy” Dolls Perpetuate Harmful Objectification

Let Girls Be Girls – Why “Sexy” Dolls Perpetuate Harmful Objectification

By Jodi Bondi Norgaard “What is being marketed to our girls? What’s going on right underneath our noses?” This is one mother’s response to a hidden feature of LOL Surprise! […]

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After Having Her Baby In Jail, This Mom Shares Her Story Of Sobriety And How Female Friendships Helped Her Stay On The Path

After Having Her Baby In Jail, This Mom Shares Her Story Of Sobriety And How Female Friendships Helped Her Stay On The Path

By Anna, for New Directions For Women My name is Anna, and more than anything, I am looking forward to my future and what’s in store for me and my […]

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Looking At A Fascinating Point In History When Women Ruled In Texas

Looking At A Fascinating Point In History When Women Ruled In Texas

By Pamela Billings Ewen In August of 1920, one hundred years ago this month, women won the right to vote. From that time until today the battle for equality between […]

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Ginger and her mom at her 50th wedding anniversary

Losing Multiple Family Members To Alzheimer’s Made One Woman Spend Her Life Raising Funds & Awareness

By Dana Corddry The official flower of Alzheimer’s Disease is appropriately the forget-me-not. The small blue flower has long been recognized in association with a range of dementia conditions (Alzheimer’s […]

Contributors, Family Life

Seema and Ashima Giri.

Like Mother Like Daughter: A Story of Generational Healing

By Seema and Ashima Giri Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. It was into this hopeful season of abundance that my precious daughter Ashima entered the world. In […]

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Shima | Image by Katie Boyle

Leaving My Pop Music Ambitions For An Engineering Career Helped Me Find My True Calling As An Artist & Producer

By Shima My name is Tina Johnson and I make music under the name SHIMA, which means “island” in Japanese. I chose this name because I’ve always loved warm weather […]

Contributors, Working Women

Why Great Marketing Should Start With Storytelling, Not Selling

Why Great Marketing Should Start With Storytelling, Not Selling

By Martha Mae for Girls In Marketing The essence of great marketing is great storytelling. We want to be able to create a plotted, functioning story so we can find […]

Contributors, Politics

Our Body, Our Children & Our Finances – The Choices That Should Be Ours To Make

Our Body, Our Children & Our Finances – The Choices That Should Be Ours To Make

By Kimberlee Davis Women’s reproductive rights have been debated stridently for many years. In the early 20th century, when people didn’t speak publicly of family planning or women’s healthcare, the […]

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Society’s Disdain For “Difficult” & Gritty Women Made Me Unapologetically Write My First Novel About One

Society’s Disdain For “Difficult” & Gritty Women Made Me Unapologetically Write My First Novel About One

By Shelley Blanton-Stroud My debut novelist friends like to play this game called, My Favorite Amazon Review. (And by favorite, we don’t mean best.) Here’s the headline of my favorite […]