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Lipstick Rebellion

My mother was a funny mixture of conservative and iconoclastic, and it showed up in her rules. And this was a BIG one:  Never ever wear pink lipstick.  Read...
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How To Read Your Way Out Of Breakup Hell

“Can you read your way out of hell?” I’d written this in messy letters... as though writing the words could render some magic spell.  Read...
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After Incarceration — How Separated Families Reunite

The trauma from parental incarceration, especially when that parent is the primary caregiver, can have a profound impact on families. Read...
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Netflix's Queer Eye Reboot Is Redefining Masculinity

Queer Eye reboot endeavors to quash toxic masculinity and show men that exhibiting emotions and practicing self-care are valid and natural experiences.

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Jimenez continued her advocacy work while studying at Queen’s College, CUNY where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Business and graduated Cum Laude.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Meet Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director Of United We Dream

In 2008, Jimenez co-founded United We Dream. As Executive Director, she has helped develop the non-profit into the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. With Jimenez at the helm, UWD has grown to a powerful network of 57 affiliates in 25 states, with over 300,000 members.

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In a few weeks, I'll be sending my second kid off to school full-time. It's a moment I know I should feel sad about, and believe me, sometimes I do, but mostly I feel guilty because I don't.

I Feel Guilty About Sending My Kids To School

Back when I had my first child, back when he was still a baby, I imagined us moving to the mountains. I was thinking about having three more kids, living off the grid, and soaking up every last bit of their wild childhood. It was a fantasy, through and through.

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They were strong in the face of discrimination and because of that, positive change happened. Because of Joe and Kristie, the Boy Scouts of America stepped up and realized it’s 2017.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Honoring America's First Transgender Boy Scout

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a monthly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a stance against hate. Today, Ravishly features Kristie Maldonado and her son, Joe.

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The kids who often need more help and guardrails to ensure effective learning are also the ones who suffer the most from ubiquitous tech in the classroom.

Technology In The Classroom: A Threat To Students' Learning & Their Health

The most urgent matter for this former teacher is that we stop risking the educational potential and physical health of our students for the false promise of EdTech as a panacea for our schools' struggles.

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