4 weeks ago
Waking up early, 6:30am to be exact, to get in a morning run before sitting down for another day’s work. Probably much like you, I’ve been inspired by the habits of extremely productive people, and have taken on this early morning workout as a tool to help me be my best. The only risk I run, besides the snooze button, is the possibility of working so hard to be my best using the help and tools of others, that I blur the line of actually (and accidentally) trying to be someone I’m not…
4 weeks ago
  They say if you want to do something well, prepare for it. But what happens if you don't? 
4 weeks ago
There is no gap between my thighs. Growing up this didn’t bother me. I was much more concerned about the numbers on the scale than the particulars of my body, and besides, I was a figure skater, so big thighs came with the territory. It was only a few years ago that I learned that women and teens are desperate to recreate a look that is most often achieved by Photoshopping.
4 weeks ago
Crossposted from UN Women.
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4 weeks ago
There’s little else that matters to me than my integrity. While not an uncommon trait for a witch, it’s something that I believe in above anything else. It matters that I’m taken seriously because I don’t lie. An empath as well, empaths cannot tolerate dishonesty in others any more than we can tolerate it in ourselves. So I get a double dose of it I guess.
4 weeks ago
Pride was bittersweet this year. We are still devastated and grieving over the Orlando shooting of 50 people at Pulse, a LGBTQ night club, AND we continue to proudly celebrate who we are. The celebration of LGBTQ feels even more important with the violence that recently happened. Though greater strides have been made towards the acceptance of gay and queer people, we still have a long way towards changing perceptions, beliefs, and the safety of LGBTQ people. I want to acknowledge the intersections like race, gender, and disability that many gay or queer people experience.
5 weeks ago
Hello, My name is Graeme and I have a toddler. If you follow me on Facebook you've seen #becausetoddler and #thisiswhyikeephim on my posts about the roller coaster that is parenting a two year old. I've been told to keep my seat belt on for three years old as well, so... yay?This post isn't really about the Little Monster though. It's about you. And me. And my friends.
5 weeks ago
I spoke with a very nice lady at the OMMP office today about the whereabouts of my renewal card. I’ve been a cannabis patient in Oregon since 2010. Cannabis saved my life when it put my rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission. This happened within three months of medicating with more concentrated forms of cannabis which I formulated in my kitchen.
5 weeks ago
Last week was a harrowing one, and with this Monday we begin again, facing a new week with a familiar sense of trepidation, of disharmony, of fear that we’ve come to expect if still not comfortable with. I’m certain as the national conventions kick off in both political parties this week, the unrest will continue. What I hope, sincerely but desperately, is that as conflict and confrontation take center stage in the news this week, we vow not to do so within ourselves.
By Ace88
5 weeks ago
I HATE labels. Truly.  Maybe they will be a helpful place to begin.I identify as "bi".  It's most accurate. I resisted it for years.  Ten of those years married to a man seemed to negate it almost completely.  Once in a long-term committed relationship with a "woman", "lesbian" seemed more politically correct.  It alienated fewer people. I'm coming to recognize it as the most accurate and the best fit as WE transition.
5 weeks ago
 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 14 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Nadia Murad Basee Taha.
By KaiKay
5 weeks ago
Literature enjoys an undisputed power. It mirrors our realities, exposes our faults, unravels our strengths, delves into our deepest musings, questions our beliefs, displaces the status quo and brings fresh perspectives. Unsurprisingly, many of us find ourselves connecting with and being inspired by characters languishing on the pages of a beloved book and women certainly constitute a considerable percentage of such remarkable characters.
5 weeks ago
Trampons. That was what one of my female acquaintances called “Super-Plus” tampons on Facebook.  She was clearly very pleased with herself, but phrased it as a question: “Does it make me a bad person when I see super-plus tampons, I immediately think “trampons”? TeeHee!”  In reply, a bunch of her male friends laughed about all those loose women who just can’t seem to plug up their cavernous vaginas during that time of the month. I guess they should have thought twice before slutting it up, now they are forever doomed to use super-plus tampons…it’s the price you pay! 
5 weeks ago
 Staceyann Chin is a force of nature. A mother, playwright, poet, and activist, she manages to weave all of her passions into her work.
5 weeks ago
We hear a lot in the media about providing equal access to education. These stories mostly focus on overcoming a lack of infrastructure and cultivating a skilled labor pool, but it’s not always the physical absence of a school or a dearth of trained teachers standing in the way of academic progress. Each society has its own hurdles to tackle.
6 weeks ago
The week of my senior prom, I felt like my body had betrayed me. It had filled my days with hours of nausea, acid reflux and lack of appetite. It had suddenly shed nearly 10 pounds in three months from its already slender frame. And, now, I knew the reason: celiac disease, an autoimmune condition in which ingesting gluten damages one's intestines.
6 weeks ago
My heavier (but still healthy) body has left some people flabbergasted.Content notice: disordered eating, fatphobia, mentions of weight in pounds.Several years ago, I lost 70 pounds and managed to keep it off.Until now.I’ve gained back about 15-20 pounds.For some people, that’s enough to send them running for the nearest batch of diet pills or set of the latest “tiny tush” infomercial DVDs.
6 weeks ago
Okay. By now we've realized that feminism isn't just about women, and you've got an idea of how to talk to women about feminism.Today, let's look a little more at the privileges men don't realize they have — something that is bound to come up when discussing feminism with anyone.But first things first.Try to be open-minded with this one.
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