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Dear High School Friends, You’re Not Invited To My Lesbian Wedding 

If I were to tell my younger self that I have only one friend from my high school years spent in Westport, Connecticut attending my wedding that’s Read...
Zara Barrie    |   10.12.18   |   SHARE
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Ariana and Virgie

Take The Cake: Are High School Dress Codes Especially Unfair To Plus-Size Teen Girls?

Fat girls have less latitude in every arena – clothing is no exception with high school dress codes. Fat women’s bodies are constructed as “outlaw” Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.20.18   |   SHARE
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Lemoore High School Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out

Brave Lemoore High School sexual assault victims are sharing their stories. These young women deserve more than just moral support. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.30.18   |   SHARE
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None of our kids should be living in fear of being killed while they are just trying to be kids. I’m supporting National Walkout Day!

Don't Like National Walkout Day? How About Kindergartners Preparing For A Shooter?

None of our kids should be living in fear of being killed while they are just trying to be kids. I’m supporting National Walkout Day! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.14.18   |   SHARE
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Started: An anthology of fat girl shade. (Image Credit: Virgie Tovar/Instagram)

Take The Cake: A Complete Fat Girl Anthology Of Shade

Shade is a resiliency tool constructed and wielded by those who have been forced to survive systems of unfairness. Shade isn’t polite, but everyone Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   12.15.16   |   SHARE
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"Sexual assault isn’t something that can be chalked up to our immature teenage brains, or something most teens dabble with, like drinking. It isn’t a youthful mishap or a misunderstanding." Image: Unsplash, Luke Porter

9 Stupid Things I Did In High School, That Were NOT RAPE

18-year-old high-school student David Becker got probation for assaulting two unconscious classmates while they lay in bed after a house party. But Read...
Emily McCombs    |   08.25.16   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Nancy’s Thin Privilege Got Barb Killed. THANKS, NANCY.

It was Nancy's thin privilege that obscured her ability to see what Barb saw in the Popular Kids, to make the social leap that Barb couldn't, and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
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Monday Motivation With Matt Joseph Diaz

Monday Motivation With Matt Joseph Diaz: 5 Things I Wish I'd Learned In High School

This week, Matt shares what he wishes he learned in high school. Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   06.6.16   |   SHARE
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