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Having someone steal my cancer history and co-opt it...is unbelievably violating.

Someone Plagiarized My Cancer Story

Having someone steal my cancer history and co-opt it for their first-person Facebook blog is unbelievably violating. Somehow, it feels almost as Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   01.29.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesVoices
I kept crying for a long time — long after everyone else had stopped crying. (image credit: Ashlee Wells Jackson)

Born Too Soon: Discussing The Death Of My First Child

“I don’t even know what to say, Joni. Your baby isn’t alive.” Read...
Joni Edelman    |   01.22.16   |   SHARE
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The BIG Bang McGillicuddy.

Why I Strip

“Why would you do that? You have a daughter. Why would you put yourself in that position?” Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   01.20.16   |   SHARE
CultureVoices
I don't look quite the same (testosterone is one hell of a hormone) but I look pretty dang cute.

To The People From My Past Who Still (Intentionally) Misgender Me

I'm not a woman. I never was. Full stop. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
BodiesCultureVoicesMinds
BDSM and the use of safewords.

How Safewords Helped Me Reclaim My Sexual Power

The first time I remember learning what a safeword was, I was sitting in my college dorm, devouring blogs about kink and BDSM. It all seemed so Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
CultureFamiliesVoices
#sorrynotsorry.

#SorryNotSorry: Unlearning “I’m Sorry” For The Sake Of My Daughters

My oldest daughter Sophie is not even 3, and she is awesome. She’s unapologetic about the space she takes up, any inconvenience she may cause, or if Read...
Dr. Emma Wood    |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
CultureVoices
photo courtesy of the lovely Whitney herself.

Stop Telling Whitney Way Thore To Smile: Reasons We Need Feminism #7937

If you're having a shit day and you don't feel like smiling, DO NOT. I don't care who tells you to smile — if you don't feel like smiling, you don't Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.18.16   |   SHARE
BodiesVoicesMinds
Instead of ending my life, I reached out to you.

What I Wish My Loved Ones Understood About Being Suicidal

Validate my pain. Acknowledge my suffering. And know that, for me, it’s very real. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   01.14.16   |   SHARE