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Our children are fine; it’s racism that needs to shift. Image: Getty.

Fear Of The Free Black Child: Alternatives To Fear-Based Parenting Amid Police Violence

No black man, woman, or gender non-conforming person is safe from the terrorism of police brutality and racist white people’s actions against us, let Read...
Akilah S. Richards of Everyday Feminism    |   08.8.16   |   SHARE
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Seeing as I didn’t have any firm idea of what I wanted the dress to look like, I figured it’d be easier. Ha! Image: Scott Webb/Unsplash.

Becoming Bride: The Dress

A week or so ago I started shopping for a wedding dress, and guess what? Shopping for a wedding dress sucks! Read...
Melissa Petro    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
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“How are you?” he said as I passed him. And that’s when I started to panic a bit. Image: Christian Koch/Unsplash.

Worst Feminist Ever: What Do I Do When An Old Guy Calls Me 'Sweetie'?

If I let everyone off the hook for extenuating circumstances like, “He’s over 50, so he probably just doesn’t know any better,” no one’s ever going Read...
Jody Amable    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
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What if we regret it? Now we’re worried. Image: Thinkstock.

Regret Is Inevitable (And That's OK)

Most people view regret as a sign of personal failure. As a sign that they have made some sort of error. The more serious they believe that error to Read...
Maria Cook    |   07.7.16   |   SHARE
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I wasn’t just wearing a swimsuit; I was moving in one. Image: Thinkstock.

How I Overcame My Swimsuit Phobia And Learned To Appreciate My Body

My swimsuit phobia started in middle school — that breeding ground of body shame and fear. One minute I’m a kid excitedly putting on my pink two- Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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Mike was family and the oldest friend I’ve ever had. Image: Matt Joseph Diaz.

Dealing With My Cousin's Death Made Me A Better Person

These days, I’m gentler with people than I’ve ever been. I’ve learned of the beauty and strength in each and every person regardless of where they Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   06.15.16   |   SHARE
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We have to believe that better birth is possible. Image: ABC.

Why The Way We Portray Birth In Entertainment Matters

We are taught to fear birth from early on in our lives, and the way it’s portrayed for entertainment’s sake plays a huge, disturbing role in that. Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   06.3.16   |   SHARE
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We are hard-wired for love and companionship. Image: Thinkstock.

The Independence Illusion: How Vulnerability Will Improve Your Relationships

Being vulnerable, being seen (even lumpy and naked), admitting weakness, asking for help — these acts inspire and edify. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   04.19.16   |   SHARE
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