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Young Woman Defies Community And Culture To Pursue Feminist Dreams And Empower Moroccan Girls

September 22, 2016 by

By Bochra Laghssais - Growing up in a little Amazigh village called Tazarine in the desert oasis of Morocco means being born into family tribe which is dominated by men.  My community works on a segregated system that discriminates against women because of their gender. The only expectation for a woman is that ... [Read More]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One Woman’s Thank You Letter To The “Helpers” In Her Life

September 16, 2016 by

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" – Mr. Fred Rogers By Caiti Ward - In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I decided to write about the helpers of my life. ... [Read More]

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This 13-Year-Old CEO Has Put Over 18,000 Books Into The Hands Of Kids Who Need Them

August 31, 2016 by

A book. One single book. Many people don't realize how important having one book in their life can be to a child. But believe me, just one book can mean the world to a child. I know this because I have seen the joyous expressions on children's faces as they receive a book, not just any book, but their very own book. My name is Meagan Warren ... [Read More]

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When Your Birth Plan Goes So Wrong That There Is No Baby To Bring Home…One Woman’s Story

August 30, 2016 by

By Marlene Kern Fischer - Before I was a blogger I was (and still am) an avid blog reader. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives through their stories and gaining a perspective on things that are unlike my own experiences. ... [Read More]

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Disparaged For ‘Daring’ To Think I Could Hike Alone In The Woods… I Did It Anyway

This past weekend I did something I’ve never done. I went for a solo hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked lots on my own near where I live and I often go to the trail in the mornings by myself or with a girlfriend before work, so being in the woods unaccompanied ... [Read More]

“So, When Are You Having A Baby?!” Funny Video Makes Serious Point About Pressures Women Face

“So, When Are You Having A Baby?!” Funny Video Makes Serious Point About Pressures Women Face

August 16, 2016 by

At age 31, Michelle Hands is an accomplished Site Engineer with "a pretty amazing" life that, thus far, has exceeded "all expectations" - her expectations. But like the unfortunate right of passage it is, she's finally reached that special point in her journey through womanhood when other people have started ... [Read More]

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Exclusive: The Girls In This Viral Photo Tell Us What It Was Really Like On The Ghostbusters Red Carpet

August 2, 2016 by

A couple of weeks ago we posted this awesome photo on social media from the Ghostbusters premiere of Kristen Wiig sharing a moment with two young girls, Marissa Soto and Natalie Lopez. While a picture is worth a thousand words, we wanted to know more about the two girls and those priceless smiles. ... [Read More]

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Martha Carucci Bravely Shines A Spotlight On Alcoholism By Sharing Her Journey To Sobriety

August 2, 2016 by

By Martha Carucci - What does an alcoholic look like? For many, the word alcoholic conjures up images of a person on the street drinking from a brown-bagged bottle. Someone completely destitute and disheveled. But what about the mom sitting next to you at a PTA meeting or soccer game? She may be just as miserable. ... [Read More]

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