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The New Feminism

By On August 19, 2015

The name Feminspire is reminiscent of the spread of inspiration through the lens of the Feminist Rights Movement. We know that feminism is not what it was 50 years ago and the… Read More


Huntington’s: Losing Your Mind and Body, But Not Your Soul

By Sarah Alexis Beatty On July 16, 2015

Huntington’s Disease, or HD, is something that you may have only heard briefly discussed in paragraph 5 page 196 of your grade 11 biology text book, or you’ve seen it outlined in the show… Read More

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I was the Cheater and the Cheated: It’s Not Black and White

By Chanel Marie On July 8, 2015

“We didn’t raise you that way.” Those were the words my mother told me when she heard that I had cheated on my fiance. Once being told that, how could I confide… Read More


Being Insecure Does Not Mean I Am Weak

By Sarah Alexis Beatty On July 6, 2015

It’s apparent to me in my daily life with people who are close to me or strangers that I can be seen as quiet and shy which can often be misinterpreted as dumb,… Read More

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Playboy Bunny Holly Madison Wanted to Kill Herself

By Chanel Marie On July 2, 2015

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects 1 in 4 women, including Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Despite admitting that “…[d]rowning myself seemed like a logical way to escape the ridiculous life… Read More

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Too Many Boy Friends: Why Am I Judged?

By Joana Tricia On June 29, 2015

Growing up, I was a tomboy and didn’t mind playing rough on the playground with the boys in my grade. Throughout high school and college I was more likely to have a… Read More

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Inspirational Business Woman of the Week: J.K. Rowling

By Chanel Marie On June 29, 2015

Mondays are always difficult; the majority of people have to get back to work after a weekend that’s all too short. Motivation is so low, it seems almost impossible to grasp. That’s… Read More


Bye-Sexual: Pray the Gay Away

By Kasey Robinson On June 26, 2015

Like the majority of the people in my hometown, I was raised Catholic, specifically Roman Catholic. Surprising, I know. I attended church services until I was about 17, formally leaving when I… Read More

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Tits Equals Tips: The Philosophy of the Service Industry

By Chanel Marie On June 26, 2015

As a young person working her way through school, it’s only natural I’ve found myself serving and bartending. Despite making a “server’s wage” (lower than minimum), I usually make more than minimum… Read More


The Misogyny of Being “The Other Woman”

By Chanel Marie On June 25, 2015

“The other woman”, known by other aliases such as “bitch”, “homewrecker”,”slut”, and countless others. There are very few people who aspire to achieve the title of “the other woman”, and why would… Read More


The Dangers of Peaceful Protest

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz is like any 22 year old woman: she’s graduating university, pursuing art, and has been carrying around a 50 lb mattress for almost an entire year. Wait, what? That’s right.… Read More


Sometimes I’m a Bad Feminist, and That’s Okay

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

TW: Sexual Abuse, Coarse Language, and Porn I’d like to identify as someone who is well-informed about the feminist movement. It disgusts me that people think feminism is unnecessary and it breaks my… Read More