fact or fiction
Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about women's health issues, sexism, gender roles, and the female experience.
The Great Cookie Caper
It was a typical Tuesday afternoon when Sarah decided to make cookies. She had been craving them all week and finally had some free time to whip up a batch.
Unlock Your Full Potential: Discover the Surprising Truths About Success and Change Your Life Forever!
The idea of living a simple life is often scoffed at in a world that seems to value complexity and achievement above all else. However, renowned psychologist and entrepreneur, Flávio Augusto da Silva, has a different perspective.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States, and is considered by many to be one of the engineering wonders of the world. Spanning the Golden Gate Strait, the bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hear Her Roar: Celebrating Women's Superior Sense of Hearing
It's a well-known fact that men and women are different in many ways. One such difference that has been noted is that women have a better sense of hearing than men. This is not just a myth; there is scientific evidence to support this claim.
How Women's Brains Differ from Men's Brains
The idea that women's brains are structured differently than men's brains has been a topic of scientific debate for decades. While there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that women's brains are inherently different from men's brains, some studies have shown that there are differences in the way that men's and women's brains are structured and function.
Being a single mother means that I am raising my daughters predominately on my own. Each daughter has her own father. I met my oldest daughters father when I was a kid. I was 6 years old and he was the 7 year old neighborhood bad boy. I met him because he stole my little brothers bike. I was gonna get it back. I was prepared to fight if necessary. Our parents (back then and still to this very day) live n the same block. Our relationship lasted 5 years. Our daughter was born when I was 20 (i turned 21 a little over a month later), and he was 22. I knew I had to grow up fast in order to care for this child. I bought a car in January, gave birth in February and signed the lease to my apartment in April. My daughters father wasn't ready to leave the streets. By that, I mean he still wanted to hang out with the homies. While I do not promote terminating pregnancy, I wanted to explore all my options. This was in 2005. I gave her dad a choice. I said to him: "are you sure you want to keep this baby? I don't want to be a single mother." Here we are 17 years later...
I am a black woman. I have never been married. I have a different father for each of my two children. They are both largely absent, financially and physically. Each of those things alone place me in a certain category of society. Put them all together and I am the epitome of a stereotypical "black mom". Stereotypes are not race or gender specific unfortunately. I am so very tired of the single mom narrative. Y'all know what I'm talking about. Popular opinion suggests that single moms are lazy and just leach off the government. All the blame is always placed on us.Perhaps, had we chosen better men, we wouldn't be single moms. If we can't make ends meet, we need to work more hours or get a higher paying job. Heck, some people have the nerve to say work TWO jobs, instead of depending on the government. I have even heard folks have the audacity to tell a mom that if she couldn't afford children, she shouldn't have had them. Are you freaking kidding me? I cannot speak for anyone but myself, but life happens. It is quite as simple as that. One day I have a good job and life is good, then all of a sudden the whole world is thrust into a pandemic and my mother is in the hospital fighting for her life. She gets better (thank goodness) only for my children to get Covid. Naturally, as their sole caregiver, I got sick too after a while. I lost my job.
#SingleMomChronicles: Mom Guilt
I have had "mom guilt" many times over the course of my parenting alone. I just never knew it had an actual name. So what exactly is "mom guilt"? Well, the online dictionary defines it as: "the name given to the feelings of guilt women experience in relation to their children. Mom guilt comes from an unrealistic ideal of a perfect mom.". That is a great way to describe it.
Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is a high-performance sports car produced by Ferrari from 2009 to 2015. It was designed to replace the Ferrari F430 and was the first Ferrari to feature a direct-injection V8 engine.
How to Get Success in Medium?
Medium is a platform that provides writers with an opportunity to share their work and connect with readers from around the world. With over 100 million monthly readers, Medium is a great platform to build a following and gain exposure for your writing. Here are some easy tips on how to get success on Medium:
Women’s Words: Celebrating the Best Books by Women, for Women
hroughout history, women have faced several obstacles in society, including restrictions on their education and limited opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), also known as Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD), is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. Despite being a relatively common condition, there is still much that is not fully understood about PCOS/PCOD. However, recent research has shed light on some of the latest insights into this complex condition.