Voices

Christina Adams (courtesy of the author)

Stop Calling Me Mom 

Year after year, I’ve been erased. I have no name. I’m just Mom. People I don't know and didn't birth or adopt have called me Mom almost every day for 20 years. Read...
Photo by Tomas Jasovsky on Unsplash

Born Again: Rene Denfeld On The Birth Of Love

They say you have to love yourself before you can love others. I am here to say that is not true. I loved my children long before I could love myself.  Read...
This Never Happened by Liz Scott

What We Had: An Excerpt From This Never Happened

Ravishly is thrilled to present a short excerpt from Liz Scott's beautiful, hilarious, heart-wrenching memoir This Never Happened. Read...
Karli and Elmo (via YouTube)

As A Mom In Recovery From Heroin Addiction, Here’s Why Sesame Street’s New Character Matters

When it was announced last week that “Sesame Street” had created a new character, Karli, whose mom is struggling with addiction, I couldn’t hold back my tears. Read...
Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Lilly Dancyger And Erin Khar Talk About Women And Anger

I sat down with Lilly Dancyger to talk about her anthology, Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger. Read...
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How To Get Out Of A Toxic Friendship

Not all relationships are healthy. Here, Nicole Lapin, author of upcoming career guide Becoming Super Woman, shares how to spot bad friendships and how to break them off.  Read...
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When The Opioid Crisis Hits Home

I witnessed my son's decline and felt helpless because I couldn't control his destructive behavior. As a parent, I'd lived my life protecting my child until I was pushed to the backseat when the disease of addiction took over. Read...