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The Emotional Cost Of Shelving Your Dreams

I am sometimes painfully envious of other (usually childless) writers who are doing the very thing I swore I would have done by now — publishing a Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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I’d spent so long normalizing my relationship, that to accept that it was wrong, even though I always knew it deep down, meant dismantling the foundation on which the last eight years of my life had been based.

When It Ended: On Escaping Domestic Abuse

I didn’t stay because I was afraid he would hurt me if I left. I stayed because I thought if I could find the right combination of behaviors, then I Read...
Rebecca Houghton of Role Reboot    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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Yay, honoring human complexity!

6 Reasons To Embrace Being Unlikable

I didn’t realize I was a polarizing person until my late 20s. I was raised in a tradition where being liked was extremely important — pivotal, even. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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My feminism is somewhere between get a man/keep a man, and I don’t need a man at all.

Feminism Or Sexism?

The actual, living, breathing feminism is far more nuanced than just equality. This feminism includes how women function in the world and on what Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.12.17   |   SHARE
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I do know that nothing is working out the way I dreamed it would when I was a kid. And I also know that at this exact moment in time, I’ve never been happier.

Nothing In My Life Is Turning Out How I Planned, And I’ve Never Been Happier

Sometimes you have to let go of your dreams. As the years go by, you come to the realization that who you are now is pretty much who you’ll be Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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The author in her home. Photo courtesy of My So-Called Selfish Life

Childfree Women Are Amazing: A Look At My So-Called Selfish Life

The fact that childfree women exist is remarkable, apparently, and people really want to know how we got this way, as untoward and dangerous as we Read...
Chanel Dubofsky    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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When my activist community turned toxic, I had to find a way to keep moving forward with my work.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? When Your Activist Community Becomes Toxic

It got to the incredibly toxic point, with my activist community, where I seriously considered walking away from activism for good. Read...
Trav Mamone    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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Those who advocate for free speech the most vocally tend to be silent when marginalized people are censored.

When "Free Speech" Silences Marginalized Voices

When marginalized people respond to hateful speech with more speech, they often risk their physical safety — not just their comfort. Free speech is Read...
Trav Mamone    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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