Voices

It never occurred to me in all my years as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient.

How Building My Own Ikea Bed Taught Me Life Lessons I Never Saw Coming

It never occurred to me as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient. That's what building my own Ikea bed taught me.

Read...
Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

When Speaking Up About Domestic Violence Gets You Sued

Women can still be punished for speaking up about domestic violence, and not just by losing a job but by a legal system that fails to protect them.

Read...
Photo by Maciej Ostrowski on Unsplash

An Education Guide For White People

As white feminists, we have an absolute and undeniable responsibility to seek out perspectives of marginalized people and gain understanding.

Read...
Photo Credit: Deanna de Bara

My Closet Is A Fashion Graveyard; It's Time To Bury It

My closet is like a fashion graveyard, the final resting place of all the people I thought I wanted to be over the years.

Read...
Out of suffering grew envy and out of that grew something else.

When You're Grieving 

When you're grieving... Out of suffering grew envy and out of that grew something else. Out of suffering grew envy and out of that grew something else.

Read...
Diana Whitney at a #MeToo March on International Women's Day (Photo Credit: Kristopher Radder/ The Reformer)

How I Exposed My Yoga Teacher's Abuses On Facebook

There is a long history of male yoga teachers using their spiritual power to dominate and abuse women. Yoga is slowly waking and this is my story!

Read...
I have refused to let my age define how I am supposed to behave.

Life Begins At 50, And Age Doesn't Define Me

I have refused to let my age define how I am supposed to behave as a mother, as a chef, as a writer, and most importantly as a woman.

Read...
(Photo courtesy of Sezin Koehler)

How #MarchForOurLives Leaves Out Gun Violence Survivors Like Me

Too many voices are being left out of this conversation. And from where I’m standing as a gun crime survivor, a march isn’t even close to a solution.

Read...