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Challenging The Status Quo – The Mother & Daughter Duo Taking On The Music Industry

Challenging The Status Quo – The Mother & Daughter Duo Taking On The Music Industry

By Lindsey and Claire Justice, aka Cliffs and Caves My daughter Claire and I started writing indie folk music together when she was in the 8th grade, and I never […]

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Motherhood Is Excellent Preparation For Launching A Startup

Motherhood Is Excellent Preparation For Launching A Startup

By Dr. Marika Lindholm Are you a mom who has dreamt about starting her own business? When I launched my startup, ESME.com, an online platform for single moms, the learning […]

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How Dreams Turned the Roller Coaster Of My Reality Into A TV Pilot

How Dreams Turned the Roller Coaster Of My Reality Into A TV Pilot

By Nubia DuVall Wilson Missing a flight, packing and unpacking suitcases, going blind and getting lost in a house–what do all of these have in common? They are recurring themes […]

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Poet Lady Grey Journeys To Finds Her Voice And Place In New Book ‘All Her Starry Fates’

Poet Lady Grey Journeys To Finds Her Voice And Place In New Book ‘All Her Starry Fates’

By Lady Grey It all began to pick up speed in the fifth grade.  Our English teacher was new that year, and was said to be unconventional but very good. […]

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What If You Discovered That What You Had Been Told About Sex Was A Lie?

What If You Discovered That What You Had Been Told About Sex Was A Lie?

By Missy Garcia As a woman you were probably fed many lies like me, ones that were designed to keep you silent, small, subservient and submissive. Lies that were designed […]

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Tackling The Bad Lessons From Teen Lit

Tackling The Bad Lessons From Teen Lit

By Magnolia Potter A child’s teenage years are the time they dabble in adult decisions while not fully inoculated against the very real consequences of the adult world. It’s an […]

Contributors, Health

6 Things That Can Make Your Period Irregular

6 Things That Can Make Your Period Irregular

By Hollie Jones Generally speaking, women tend to have cycles that last anywhere between 21 to 35 days (the average is 28 days) and a period tends to appear for […]

Contributors, Entertainment

Is Hollywood Becoming More Supportive Of Female Filmmakers?

Is Hollywood Becoming More Supportive Of Female Filmmakers?

By Jori Hamilton In the history of the Academy Awards, only one woman has ever won the Oscar for “Best Director.” In 2010, Kathhryn Bigelow won the award for her […]

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Dove India campaign

How My Self-Esteem Was Impacted When Brands Began Using Diverse Bodies In Campaigns

By Mukta Cholette Do you remember when Dove’s Real Beauty campaign first came out? I remember. It was a BIG DEAL! I was in high school and I felt pretty […]

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When Clergy Bring Blessings Inside Abortion Clinics

When Clergy Bring Blessings Inside Abortion Clinics

By Rev. Katey Zeh It’s not unusual to hear of clergy and other people of faith standing outside reproductive health clinics that provide abortions. Typically they are carrying protest signs […]

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Resistance and Resilience: My “Warrior” Mother’s Gifts

Resistance and Resilience: My “Warrior” Mother’s Gifts

By Hendrika de Vries When I was a little girl, my mother and I fused in a survival bond amidst tyranny and subversive activities in Nazi-occupied WWII Amsterdam.   I […]

Contributors, Working Women

How One Woman Achieved Her Work-Life Balance As A Working Mother In Business

How One Woman Achieved Her Work-Life Balance As A Working Mother In Business

Long gone are the days where women had to choose between having a family and having a career. Many women are now choosing to do both – striving for a […]

Contributors, Feminism

Celebrating Broad City’s Down-To-Earth, Fierce Feminism

Celebrating Broad City’s Down-To-Earth, Fierce Feminism

By Andreea Voicu ‘Broad City‘ may have ended 3 months ago but I for one haven’t stopped thinking about it or mourning its loss. It was one of my favorite […]

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“The List Of Shit That Made Me A Feminist” – The Story Behind The Book

“The List Of Shit That Made Me A Feminist” – The Story Behind The Book

By Farida D “What made you a feminist?” This is the question that I was asking myself when I began writing what ended up being my poetry book “THE LIST […]

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Wellness Co. CEO Shares Her Struggles With Postpartum Depression As Someone With Asperger’s Syndrome

Wellness Co. CEO Shares Her Struggles With Postpartum Depression As Someone With Asperger’s Syndrome

By Pam Machemehl Helmly, Clinical Nutritionist Chief Executive Officer, Wellnicity. [CW: self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression] My poor parents. They truly did not know what to do with me when I was […]