Writing about relationships and all things women. Introvert, fantasy/sci-fi nerd, dog-mom.
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Behind Every Successful Woman Is a Group of Girlfriends Cheering for Her
If you're part of a girl gang from school or college, you already know what I mean. Female friendships are like a force of nature. They have the power to change your life. They can impact your mental health, your confidence and your level of grit.
4 Small Everyday Things That Are Actually Promoting Sexism
We've come a long way in the war against sexism. Modern women vote, drive, work, and are financially independent. We have our own identities, dreams and goals. Legally speaking, we are equal to men in every way.
I Wish People Would Pick Their Last Names With More Thought
Last names or family names are a component of our identities that we take for granted. It is something bestowed upon us when we are born and reinforced through repetition and subtle pressures during the course of our lives.
Our Dogs Are Turning Out to Be Better People Than Our Children
Dogs are the new children. It's true. The old trend used to be —get married, enjoy the honeymoon phase, then work towards the next big milestone of having a kid. Today, a new milestone has been inserted into this timeline. Getting a dog. Plenty of couples now see that as the next big step after marriage, myself included. This step helps many couples figure out the kind of parents they're going to be.
4 Small Ways in Which Having a Dog Changes You for the Better
I brought my puppy home a year ago, and I've spent some time reflecting on this past year. Raising my pup has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, and I've noticed myself changing a lot through this journey.
An Open Letter to Every Man Who Dislikes the Word 'Feminism'
Often when I have a conversation with a man about feminism, I come across a familiar argument - why must you call it 'feminism'? Isn't that sexist in the opposite way? Why can't you just call it 'equality'?
The Movie 'Fatherhood' Shows Us Exactly How Sexism Hurts Men
I recently watched the movie 'Fatherhood' on Netflix. Kevin Hart plays a single father going through the daily ups and downs of raising a daughter while navigating work, friendships and judgemental family members.
When You're Married, Every Decision Becomes a Six Month Project
Before my partner and I got married, we pretty much had individual lives. We studied and worked in different cities for years. Health, fitness and side projects were personal goals that never involved the other person. We made the relationship work in tandem with all these other big decisions.
Great Books for Every Woman Who Is Shedding Society's Expectations
Every woman in this world has faced discrimination or disempowerment based on her gender. The patriarchy has created a situation where we have internalized constraints in our own minds. And these constraints are repeatedly reinforced by the people we meet and interact with on a daily basis.
Which Partner Gets the Final Say in a Conflict About Money?
If you’ve been in a serious relationship, I’m sure you’ve experienced a conflict about spending money. And I’m not talking about the mammoths like buying a house. Those decisions are a different beast entirely. If you don’t have the money, the decision is made for you automatically.