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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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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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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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One Millennial’s Story Of Sacrifice, Debt, Struggle, Doubt… And The Fight To Keep Chasing Her Dreams

November 22, 2016 by

By d'Arquoia Connor - I never thought my life would turn out like this. When I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and graduate school at twenty three, I would have never imagined I would be twenty-seven living paycheck to paycheck, broke, barely able to pay my bills, with a stack of student loans, working ... [Read More]

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“I’m Still Here”… At Age 52 Kim Ovard Shares What It’s Like To Live With Dementia

November 17, 2016 by

Kim Ovard, 52, is a former animal control officer who currently runs a highly successful animal rescue, is a comic book writer who is a frequent guest, along with her famous bull terrier named Tugg, at comic cons across the country, helps children by producing and presenting anti-bullying and self esteem programs in schools, ... [Read More]

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Tamsen Butler: Air Force Veteran, Fitness Guru and Stroke Survivor. Her Incredible Story…

October 27, 2016 by

Tamsen Butler, a 41-year-old author, Air Force veteran, fitness guru, mother of two and wife, was putting away groceries with her children on July 22, 2015, when she felt an odd sensation, “like something had shifted in my head,” she remembered. Something felt funny in her right eye, too. ... [Read More]

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