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#WhyIMarch: 28 Reasons This College Senior Will Be At The Women’s March On Washington

January 19, 2017 by

By Mindy Gorin - The Women's March on Washington and its 200+ sister marches will occur on Saturday, Jan. 21--and I will be there, head and hand-made sign held high, probably barely holding in all of my emotions as I watch the thousands upon thousands of people marching in solidarity with me and other women ... [Read More]

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Meet The Woman Behind The Official Women’s March Logo

January 12, 2017 by

By Nicole LaRue - Women are mobilizing to march on Washington this month. These women will demonstrate against the prevailing political rhetoric by marching alongside a million others who have been intimidated, threatened and marginalized. And I will be among them. I march as a woman defending human rights. ... [Read More]

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50 Years: The Evolution Of Batgirl’s Costume 1966-2016

January 9, 2017 by

Devin Rubink - This month marks the 50-year anniversary of the comic book debut of Barbara Gordon, the definitive Batgirl. As one of the main female heroes in the DC Comics universe, she first appeared in the January 1967 issue of Detective Comics. Since then, Gordon has made several different appearances including the 1960s television show, several series of comics, the 1997 film Batman and Robin and, most ... [Read More]

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The Death Of Tilikum At SeaWorld And Our Own Moral Decay

January 9, 2017 by

By Lori Day - How unbearable. Tilikum of Blackfish fame has died at SeaWorld, and I am angry—again—and I am raging on social media—again. So, too, are many others. The collective outpouring of grief on behalf of a killer whale may strike some as questionable. People wonder: Why do we react with fury and indignation at the suffering of animals when human beings ... [Read More]

Are Today’s Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

January 6, 2017 by

By Rhonda Stephens - Summer 1974. I’m 9 years old. By 7:30 am, I’m up and out of the house, or if it’s Saturday I’m up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes, or washing cars. Summer 2016. I’m tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not to wake my children who will undoubtedly sleep until 11 am. They may complete ... [Read More]

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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

December 5, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. ... [Read More]

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Secrets, Shame and No Regrets: An Adoptee’s Reunion With Her Birth Mom

November 30, 2016 by

By Lisa Coppola - I met my birthmother, Margaret, on her sixty-ninth birthday, November 24, 2012. I was thirty-one years old, two and a half years into recovery from drugs and alcohol. I asked my new -- also sober -- friend to tag along. On the crisp clear ride from Boston up to the Concord New Hampshire nursing home, ... [Read More]

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‘Thank You’… Where One Woman Found Motherly Love After Losing Her Own Mom To Ovarian Cancer

November 22, 2016 by

By Julie Greenbaum - For 6 years I have struggled trying to turn the incredibly painful experience of losing my mother to Ovarian Cancer into something positive and worthwhile. Some of my darkest most difficult moments have been made brighter by the love and support my mom’s friends have shown ... [Read More]

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