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Finding The Silver Lining After A Difficult & Traumatic 2020

Finding The Silver Lining After A Difficult & Traumatic 2020

By Carole Hale-Bishop It may be difficult to find the silver lining in 2020, but there are some invaluable takeaways I’ve learned.   People say, “you learn more from your […]

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Gone Black Girls: Finding the Forgotten, Telling Their Stories

Gone Black Girls: Finding the Forgotten, Telling Their Stories

By Pamela Harris When I was five years old, I woke up to an empty apartment. I ran to my parents’ room, ready to jump into bed with them — […]

Contributors, Working Women

Set Up For Success In 2021: Five Tips From The World’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

Set Up For Success In 2021: Five Tips From The World’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

By Jennifer O’Callaghan Being an entrepreneur is a challenge at the best of times. Try throwing an ever changing pandemic, social isolation, and an uncertain economy into the mix. By […]

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5 Reasons Creativity Can Help Your Mental Health During Quarantine

5 Reasons Creativity Can Help Your Mental Health During Quarantine

By Jennifer O’Callaghan The sudden adjustment of the past year’s COVID-19 restrictions has triggered a variety of coping strategies in people. Some choose to curl up with a good book […]

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I Found My Voice As A Woman of Color In A Male Dominated Industry & Now Work To Empower Other Women In The Same Way

I Found My Voice As A Woman of Color In A Male Dominated Industry & Now Work To Empower Other Women In The Same Way

By Kaveeta Bhatia Have you ever wanted the ground to open up and swallow you? Have you ever wanted to click your fingers and disappear? Just to escape? This was […]

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Some Good 2020 News You May Have Missed: ALA Appointed Its First-Ever Black Woman Executive Director

Some Good 2020 News You May Have Missed: ALA Appointed Its First-Ever Black Woman Executive Director

By Valerie Brett Shaindlin Amidst all the tragic news of 2020, there was a bright spot you might have missed: Tracie D. Hall became the first female African American executive […]

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After Years Of Battling An Eating Disorder & Others’ Expectations, Saying “YES” To Myself Set Me On The Path To Recovery & My Dreams

After Years Of Battling An Eating Disorder & Others’ Expectations, Saying “YES” To Myself Set Me On The Path To Recovery & My Dreams

By Francesca Alejandra I grew up trying to fulfill everyone’s expectations of me. I was always the smartest and best-behaved girl in the class. Growing up in my home country […]

Contributors, Entertainment

‘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 […]