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Why Other Women Should Stop Judging My Gaming (And Join In Instead)

By Ana Urena On July 23, 2014

I usually like to end  my days with pre-poo wash on my hair, a clay mask on my face, and a PlayStation remote in hand. When asked by my (female) co-workers what… Read More

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College

With More Latina Women Enrolling in College, What Barriers Do They Still Face?

By Regina Monge On July 22, 2014

As the rate at which Latinas enroll in college increases, it becomes increasingly important to address the barriers that exist for Latinas who are able to access college educations. As a Latina who has… Read More

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Featured

6 Reasons Why We Should Stop Telling Each Other it’s “OK” to Be Single

By Ana Urena On July 18, 2014

As someone currently living the quarter life, I have been single in the past and remember it as one of the greatest times of my life. Now that I am no longer… Read More

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Memoir

I Am Not “Petite”; I Am a Woman

By Caitlin MacDougall On July 17, 2014

TRIGGER WARNING for detailed description of physical/sexual assault.  Recently, I was sexually assaulted on a bridge. I was walking home around 10:30 at night from a bar on a well-lit street with… Read More

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How Marijuana Laws Are Criminalizing a Livable Life For Those With PTSD

By Lexi McPherson On July 15, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and mental illness. On October 22, 2013 I found myself on the side of a highway in South Carolina in handcuffs. Thirteen months to the day… Read More

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Memoir

I Thought I Met “The One” – Until I Found Out He Had a Girlfriend

By Diana Trinh On July 15, 2014

What does it mean to be the other woman? In our heads, we imagine someone who is selfish – someone who wants our relationship and would do anything to ruin it. After… Read More

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle Envy: What You NEED to Realize When You’re Feeling Jealous

By Jessica Johansen On July 14, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend quite a bit of time browsing amazing websites everyday, watching TV shows, or simply indulging in an occasional spot of people-watching. It can be… Read More

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Editorial

Women in Retail: How Much Sexism is Your Paycheck Worth?

By Melanie Stangl On July 14, 2014

As a part-time university student supporting myself, I’ve been working three jobs for the past five months, with two of those jobs lasting over a year. All of them are in retail.… Read More

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Editorial

Why Being a Muslim Woman Makes Me a Better Feminist

By Zara Bennett On July 11, 2014

For many, it seems that the words “Islam” and “feminism” cannot coexist. As Ramadan, the month of Islamic fasting, gets under way, questions about how Muslim women “cope” with their religion often re-emerge. The… Read More

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Health

My Disordered Eating Gave Me Wings – Until it Took Away the Sky

By Georgia Boonshoft On July 11, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders, addiction, suicidal thoughts. I never used to qualify my body as part of me, a God-given temple to house my soul. I looked at it as… Read More

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My Mother Taught Me She Wasn’t Beautiful

By Lindsey Dennis On July 10, 2014

Trigger warning for mention of eating disorders. When I was a little girl, I believed that my mother was the most beautiful woman in the world. I was convinced that it was… Read More

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Health

IBS Might Be More Than Just Embarrassing – It Could Also Be Linked to EDs

By Nikita Moody On July 7, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of eating disorders. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a fairly common condition which affects the digestive system. If you or someone you know has it, you are probably aware… Read More