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Stop The Glorification Of Busy

By The Belle Jar On November 6, 2014

Late last night I was cruising around on Pinterest because hey, I’m a boring 30-something mom and that’s what I do when I can’t sleep. Which, by the way, is every night,… Read More

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How Feminism Saved My LIfe

By Anonymous On September 16, 2014

Content warning - graphic description of domestic abuse, discussion self-harm and mental illness. Thanks to our friends at Bad Housekeeping, who are “writing a new generation of gender”! I’ve suffered from depression and… Read More

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Culture

Stop Telling Sad Bloggers They’re Just Looking For Attention

By Estee Shaw On August 23, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of mental health. There are quite a few things I would be cool with never hearing again. As a citizen of the internet (including our beloved tumblr), there’s one… Read More

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Slam the Tampon on the Table – It’s Time to Stop Period Shaming!

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 1, 2014

Before we get started, you should know that I am on my period. That is correct. I, a young female, am currently menstruating. Blood is pouring from my vagina as we speak. But, as… Read More

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5 Non-Medicinal Anxiety Remedies That Actually Worked For Me

By Veronica Prince On July 25, 2014

I am a naturally anxious person and always have been. When I was a child I used to compulsively rip up napkins, pieces of paper, food wrappers, whatever was nearby, creating mountains… 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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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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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

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Achalasia: Why I Always Eat Alone

By Christina Rinnert On June 26, 2014

TW for discussion of weight and mention of eating disorders. I eat lunch alone. It’s not because I am antisocial or because I have no friends, but because I dislike eating in… Read More

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Body Image

Warning: Bodies in Mirror May Appear Larger Than They Are

By Deanna de Bara On June 19, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of BDD, body image issues and eating disorders. Let’s be honest – most women have struggled with body image issues at one point or another. We think our… Read More

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An Open Letter to Straight People Advocating for Safe Sex

By Lindsey Dennis On June 11, 2014

Hey there, Let me start off by saying: I love safe sex. I talk about it all the time. The number of impromptu condom demonstrations, birth control discussions, and random sex talks… Read More

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7 Steps Toward Recovery From My Eating Disorder

By Nikita Moody On June 5, 2014

I have been in recovery from an eating disorder for about three years. It has been fucking difficult, and I am still far from considering myself fully recovered, but I thought I’d… Read More