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Tearing down the Walls
Up until recently, telling my story felt futile. I have had so many walls up and have now come to the realisation that there is more to lose by not telling my story. For the longest time, I believed that my story had no value. You see, my life feels ordinary. Whilst I have been through some hardships, grief and loss, I’ve never stopped to consider that these events have shaped me, or that my story might be one that others resonate with.
5 Tips for Gals Who Wanna Skate
I mean gals, not girls. If you’re a little girl, you’re too innocent to continue reading, so check out the amazing Sky Brown instead. She knows more about skateboarding than I ever will.
Better Weak Than Tired
Strength can be found wrapped around your arms, holding your hands, in between your words, and living in your head. It can be the one thing holding back a breakdown. It can be everything to you.
WandaVision and The Female Identity
WARNING: This article will contain WandaVision spoilers! If you're a Marvel fan, chances are WandaVision has consumed your waking hours with endless thoughts of mind-blowing conspiracy theories that leave you wondering what's true and what's just speculation.
How Harry Styles Subverted the Patriarchy by Wearing a Dress on the Cover of Vogue
On November 13, 2020, Harry Styles appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress. It wasn’t an understated dress either, but rather one with frills and a low neckline. And this wasn’t the only picture in the spread where he donned feminine clothing. In four other portraits, Styles sported skirts. These feminine stylistic choices weren’t meant to make a political statement; rather, Styles notes that he just enjoys experimenting with fashion:
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7 Travel Hacks for Women On the Go
We’ve always known that women are bold, strong, and powerful, but now the rest of the world is starting to catch up, too. More than ever, women are achieving higher career roles, starting their own businesses, or working side hustles.
Treat Yo' Self: A Self Care Gift Guide Tailored to Black Women
You were there, you know what 2020 was like. Not pretty. Black women and femmes were out there on the front lines doing what needed to be done. At the same time, we were receiving a lot of the heat. But we deserve a better tomorrow and we also deserve nice things!
Why #drjillbiden Means so Much
More than a few academics and non-academics alike have taken issue with the latest Epstein article from The Wall Street Journal in which he stated his opinion that upcoming First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, remove her doctoral title from her name on the basis that it "feels fraudulent, even comic," as he proclaimed in the article's subtitle. What follows in his article is an opinion so misguided and infuriating that it is what rather feels comic.
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How to Make Your Period a Little More Tolerable
When I was fifteen, my periods were unimaginably painful. Once a month, I was bedridden for days, barely able to leave the fetal position. My gynecologist tested me for PCOS and other ailments, but couldn’t find the cause. With no clear diagnosis, she ultimately prescribed me birth control to mask my symptoms; while it was enough to help me get out of bed on those mornings, I knew I would need more if I didn’t want to waste a quarter of my life in discomfort.
8 movies about strong women and female empowerment
Professional success and prestige are often related to men. When it comes to cinema,the same isrepeated, that is, we see many narratives extolling male achievements and few films about strong women with female protagonism. However, there are stories that show another vision and serve as inspiration for the female audience.
How getting Rid of All My Old Underwear Was Lifechanging
I hear my friends talk about their sexy underwear, the corsets they wear on the weekends, the French knickers and push up bras, in general that feel good factor you feel just before getting into bed with their husbands. I remembered that feeling well, ever since my teens I always wore nice/sexy underwear, but after hitting my 40s and my husband throwing away most of my sexy underwear, I seemed to of stopped caring however, I didn’t realize just how much I stopped caring.
6 Reasons Why I Would be Accused of Being a Witch
The Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692-1693 saw a rise in the accusations of witchcraft in the United States. It’s a popular topic nowadays, especially with the rise in the pagan religion and practice of witchcraft. In these modern times, not a lot of people think twice about these spiritual practices given the increase in religious and spiritual acceptance and tolerance. Claims from back in these trials ranged in severity from witches sacrificing animals to putting curses on families and possessing young girls. Over the years that preceded, many guidelines were put into place on how to spot a witch, and the following hysteria resulted in roughly 25 deaths. The Salem Witch Trials have been largely denounced, considering there is not an accurate way to spot a witch, and even if there is, the tolerance and understanding towards the spiritual practice has grown so much.