acceptance

 I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

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“If even one person was affected and my story makes them feel like they can finally be free, then that’s all I can ask for.” - Kahla Grams

Lovers & Fighters In America: Celebrating Love Without Shame

“I was compelled to come out on social media because I felt it was time that I wasn’t hiding who I was. It was more so coming out to say I was in a relationship; it just happened to be with a woman this time. She’s the best thing to ever happen to me so I figured I should show her off.”

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How can I live in this happiness without being ashamed of it? (Image via Unsplash/ Micah. H)

What’s Not Said: I’m Ashamed Of Being Happy

My happiness is what undid me, ironically. I worried so much about being OK with the happiness that I fell apart.

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A dinner at Red Lobster meant the world to a vulnerable young woman and her family. (Image Credit: Anthony22 via Wikimedia Commons)

Lovers & Fighters In America: The Impact Of Acceptance At A Powerful Dinner Out

'The Lovers & Fighters of America' is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring

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I took for granted the effort of something so seemingly common. I had survived a serious illness. Shouldn’t everything be easy forever after?

No Straight Lines: The Path Of Living With Chronic Illness

Chronic illness and injury has taught me — is still teaching me — patience. These days are not a consolation prize for what I didn’t win, for where I didn’t or couldn’t succeed, for a better life I might have had if only…They are my life.

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I reject the insistence that a woman can’t choose what makes her feel beautiful without regard for the judgement of others.

'One Creates Oneself': On Being A Feminist Who Loves Makeup 

I reject the insistence that a woman can’t choose what makes her feel beautiful without regard for the judgement of others.

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