Voices

STRUNG OUT: A First Look At Ask Erin's Much Anticipated Memoir

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Ravishly presents an exclusive look at the cover and excerpt from of Strung Out, our very own Erin Khar's inspiring and enlightening memoir.

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Five Ways We Can Stand In Our Power

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This isn’t an essay about how “woke” I am — instead, it’s a journey of reclamation and standing in my power, which started with my getting sober.

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What The Mother Of A School Shooting Victim Taught Me About Parenthood

Jennifer Herbstritt (sister) and Jeremy Herbstritt on their aunt's front porch. (Courtesy of the Herbstritt family)

While planning to have a child of my own, I often asked myself: What would it feel like to parent a child who later died unexpectedly in a school shooting?

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Lessons On Losing My Family And Finding My Home

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I did it. I finally did it. And it only took my whole family dying to get me here.

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On Being Human: An Interview with Jennifer Pastiloff

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Jennifer Pastiloff wants to help people. And by people, I mean pretty much everyone on the planet.

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End Irresponsible Ejaculation: On Protecting The Sanctity Of Life

Anti-choice folks love to say that these laws aren’t about controlling and punishing a large portion of the population, they are about the sanctity of life. And life, according to those who are anti-choice, begins when sperm meets egg.

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Abortion Barriers In A Pro-Choice State Almost Killed Me

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If my pro-choice state did not uphold barriers to abortion, I would not have lost use of my reproductive organs.

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Banning Abortion Isn’t Pro-Life: Anti-Choice Legislation Killed My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

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Why I Refuse To Keep Paying The Unacceptable Cost Of Being A Black Woman In America Today

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As a Black woman, I don’t have the luxury of not caring what others think about me.

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The Wedding Dress That Promised Forever Taught Me Money Isn’t Everything

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Selling my wedding dress was the final act of purging my failed three-year marriage.

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