Most recently published stories in Viva.
1889 The Settlement House
Through her journal writing, books, newspaper columns, and volumes of letters to those who helped fund, represent, and endorse the cause of Hull House ideals, she left proof of what she did. She was a woman who had nothing to lose yet she could have lost it all for those she fought for from those she fought against. Immigration, low-income families, children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, the elderly, neglected babies, and other issues that were brought to her attention made her job worth the struggle and the barriers that tried to stop her only made her stronger.
Why Are All Men Right?
Why do my husband and I constanly battle about "who knows more"? It's utterly rediculous how much he knows and how much I don't! According to him I have NEVER been right about anything! Why do men do that? Not that all men do, but all the men in my life do. I swear I can't remember a time that a man in my life actually "listened" to me. I have a ton of knowledge, but according to them, I am an idiot, but god help me if I say "oh, sorry I know I am just an idiot I guess" of course I am being a sarcastic bitch because they have now pushed me to the point of wanting to reach out and slap the sense into them!
The Diosa Project
"La Diosa" is spanish for goddess. A goddess is someone that radiates beauty, and is open minded to their life's purpose. It is a figure that holds feminine power, and it is a symbol of divinity. Ultimately, it is a title that I have been striving to call myself in its purest form.
Sometimes I write to share my point of view. Others I post to share lessons learned. Still others are to explore a struggle.
Reckoning and Reparations in Afghanistan
By Kathy Kelly Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul. They feared Taliban militants would attack them in Bamiyan.
Struggles of a New Mom
In the Beginning At first pregnancy hit me like a ton of bricks. This new information caused feelings and emotions to crash over me like a tidal wave. All the sudden I was going to be a mom. I was nervous, scared, excited, happy and feeling guilty all at once.
We Need More Unfiltered Pictures Like the One of Khloe Kardashian
A candid photo of Khloé Kardashian in a bikini started circulating the internet some time ago. And it sparked a lot of drama.
The Original Blonde Bombshell
"I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." — Mae West Before Marilyn, before Bardot, before Madonna, there was the original blonde bombshell, Mae West. She single-handedly and effortlessly created a Hollywood archetype just by being her wonderfully sassy self.
My husband and I went back and forth a lot about whether or not we wanted to have children. We'd always talked about it as though it were a given. Something that was just supposed to be part of our life together; we'd think up names and talk about things we would allow, or more frequently never allow, our children to do. But when we sat down and had a real open conversation about if we were going to bring teacup humans into our lives, we realized something pretty important. Our reasons for wanting children were incredibly superficial. Our reasons for not wanting children were real, logical and there were a lot more of them.
What is Women Empowerment? Empowerment is one of the main procedural concerns when addressing human rights and development.Women Empowerment has become a significant topic of discussion in development and economics.
Signs, Symptoms & Treatment of Heart Disease in Women
How does Heart Disease Affect Women? Although heart diseases have been known to be a major cause of death in most adult males, statistical evidence suggests that it is also the leading cause of death in women. A cardiologist will help determine your condition and curate a treatment for you.
An Ode to Hilda: The Plus-Size Pinup
Hilda was one of the OG pinup queens. She graced calendars in the age of Veronica Lake and Betty Grable. Hilda was different, though.