4 weeks ago
Cross-posted fromUN Women Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva
4 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 7 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Gloria Anzaldúa. 
4 weeks ago
Just picture this: it's 5:30 on a Saturday night and you're busy (carefully) balancing and (heavily) breathing during a hot yoga class at your local studio. 
4 weeks ago
Cross-posted from UN Women
4 weeks ago
Cross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Maruti Joshi.
4 weeks ago
Nine channels are active in my Human Design bodygram today. Four are part of my natal bodygram, but an additional five are activated by transiting planets today. From my natal chart the Channels of Power, Awareness, Mating, and The Alpha are active. Transiting Channels include The Brain Wave, The Wavelength (a new one for me), Charisma, Abstraction, and Beat.
4 weeks ago
 What do we hold on to? What keeps us in the same place, doing the same thing we’ve always done, reacting the same way we always have? It’s easy to see when others are stuck in some fashion, riding the same wave they’ve always ridden. It’s much more difficult to see ourselves in that same process.
5 weeks ago
Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina
5 weeks ago
Do you know what happens when you make grand plans to take part in a boudoir photo shoot and share your photos with the world?First, you have to migrate your website, and then ALL FOUR of your kids got sick, then you discover how much you like eating store-brand Nutella straight from the jar (no middleman!), then there is a major work event to prepare for…
5 weeks ago
Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig
5 weeks ago
Most people want to make the most of life. Most want to be the best version of themselves possible. And most people equate those results with the popular slogan, "Live life on the edge!" 
5 weeks ago
Last semester, I received an email from my college's Disability Resource Center. Would I like to join the DRC's Honor Society? If so, just reply. Nearly as quickly as it took for the email to load, though, I deleted it.Why didn't I want to join? Why did it take so little time for me to decide? Those questions have lingered my mind much longer than the original email. 
5 weeks ago
People make mistakes. Sometimes, they react poorly when they’re exposed to something shocking. Last week, I shared a very personal story about rejection (which you should absolutely read before this if you haven’t yet). Even though it's been over a year since it happened, and I’ve changed in countless ways, I found myself in tears while writing the end of the piece. I couldn’t stop thinking about why that was the case.
5 weeks ago
Being “ugly” won’t break me. Being “beautiful” won’t fix me. Sean turned 18 today. I made a gorgeous chocolate cake. My father came to celebrate with us. My oldest son being 18 is incredible, but isn't really relevant to this story — except to say I’m old enough to have two adult children. And that's weird.I’m going to be 42 soon.
5 weeks ago
As far as I’m concerned, the health and well-being of any part of my child’s body is very much my business. In most developed countries, foreskin is not up for debate. Where there is soap and water, easy access to information about how HIV and other STDs are transmitted, and knowledge of the many functions of the foreskin, penises usually remain intact.The United States is slowly but surely following suit. But like most things that have deep roots, change is slow-going.
5 weeks ago
I’ll be honest.  It still boggles my mind why any self-respecting political science program would have their graduating students write an essay about their mother, and what she instilled in us, but since it is a requirement, here goes nothing.
5 weeks ago
We all need a boost now and then. With the wage gap, one of the most contentious presidential elections in history, and the general girls-aren't-as-good-as-boys mentality of previous generations, sometimes a badass gal just needs a reminder of how powerful she is. That's where inspiring quotes from these fearless women come in so handy; how could anything be more motivational than a quote from someone who's been there, done that, fought where you stand now, and has a bit of wisdom to share?
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 6 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. 
5 weeks ago
 When The Little Mermaid first came out, my friend’s 7-year old son wanted to see it.  My friend took her son to the movies.  He loved the movie so much he wanted to have a Little Mermaid-themed birthday party.  My friend’s husband was not amused.  He expressed his concern that there must be something wrong with a little boy who was interested in a movie about a mermaid.  “That’s a ‘chick flick’”, he said.   
5 weeks ago
Are we the bodies we inhabit, or is there more to who we are? We’re in a time where remembrance of Self, that awakening that many are experiencing, dominates our thoughts and conversations with others. The duality of form is a tricky place to live. We make it far more real than it actually is and place an importance on it that it doesn’t deserve.
6 weeks ago
In the last year, I would assume that you have seen, read, or been a part of a debate regarding one of the following: Black Lives Matter, Breast Feeding, Trump, Transgender people, gun laws, Hillary, Muslims, Christians or some other major debate. I am not against these debates. On the contrary, I believe a healthydebate can change hearts and minds and require one another to open their minds and learn about beliefs outside of their own.
6 weeks ago
 She is a healer, creator and a designer. Even this is not a pre-planned post about feminism or society.. It turned out that those variables are in the same equation and cannot be separated.;World thinks that each Home sapience who carry two x chromosomes is a born feminist. Eventhough everyone ought to speak for her, her rights and her future, she is the volunteer spokesperson for herself and others.  A girl, a woman, a mother,  a leader; so many roles one chromosomes decide.Mother nature, mother ship even mother nucleus... so many words root from her. Over 50% of the world population. Yet, she needs a voice.That’s not because she hasn’t the voice, because her voice has been diminished over centuries.  Homo erects left females at caves and went hunting and exploring because looking after the offspring was her duty.. Ahem.. ditto even for today.
6 weeks ago
  I use stock photos on nearly all of my blogs, and as such, I have subscriptions with a few different places to provide them. Over the weekend, I was searching for a picture associated with the word "pinch" - I wanted to do a blog on my author site about an exciting thing that happened and I was going to title it: Somebody Pinch Me So I Know I Didn't Dream This." That title bit the dust when I discovered that finding a picture of someone pinching themselves leads to only three options. Anywhere. 1) A woman pinching her own waistline. Usually a very fit woman, so she's only pinching skin over tight muscle. 2) People pinching their nose as if experiencing something foul. 3) The occasional picture of someone cooking. Unfortunately, the predominant one of those three is the first one. Hundreds and hundreds of women pinching their "flab." Or imagined "flab."
6 weeks ago
“YES, I’m going NAKED. Now the question is… Will you go NAKED with me? I say, DO IT, do it for the Sake of Beauty & Humanity. Liberate yourself, Emancipate your mind, FREE your soul!” Enjoy this short film where I aim to empower women to become the highest version of themselves. While I, myself, begin embracing a NEW me. My mission now is to touch as many hearts as possible in order to help women maximize their full potential & believe in their own inner light. Please HELP and spread the word by SHARING. <3 
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6 weeks ago
  It is quite an amazing thing! Every time I wrote down a wish– it came true! This is the funny thing about setting goals, when you write them down they become concrete and your brain works to achieve them. I was always amazed by people that told me that when they left notes in the western wall their wishes have come true.  I’m not a believer and I always had a logical way of thinking so as a 12 year old I made an experiment: 
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