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Keep Doing This, and You’ll Lose Your Job AND Your Sanity

February 18, 2014 |

Let’s talk job burnout.

Specifically, how hard it can be to spot it in the first place, let alone make an effort to fix it. In a perfect world (ha), we’d all be able to pick up and move on … Read More

Putting Yourself First: How Do You Get Over the Guilt Trip?

January 23, 2014 | Souyenne Dathorne

When does it become too much? When does responsibility become more of a chore and less of something I chose to do to help a friend/family member? Why do we feel obligated to go above and beyond at our expense?

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Getting Through the Holidays as a Sexual Violence Survivor

December 17, 2013 | Souyenne Dathorne

The holiday season is supposed to be a cheerful and enjoyable time of year.

So many look forward to the break from work, the gifts, the festivities, the food, the coming together of family and friends. For many survivors of … Read More

Invisible Walls: How to Set Boundaries After Abuse

October 1, 2013 | Zeinah Zaki | 3 Comments

When you’re depressed, anxious, abused and/or have been isolated your whole life, it’s easy to feel like other people can’t really ever get close. It’s hard to imagine closeness when all you’ve experienced is alienation and lonliness.

You might just … Read More

Being Sexually Submissive Doesn’t Mean I’m Weak

August 29, 2013 | Sara Hanna | 121 Comments

If you were to ever meet me in my daily travels, the word “submissive” is likely the last thing that would come to mind to describe me. I am fiercely independent, strong willed, and extremely outspoken. I am a feminist, … Read More

A Young Mom’s Guide To Blissful Travel (Kid Included)

August 1, 2013 | | 2 Comments

I get asked if I’m crazy all the time. The first time, was when my daughter, Harper, was five months old, because that was the first time my husband and I took her on an airplane. Standing … Read More

First Comes Baby, Then Comes Partner… Maybe?

July 17, 2013 | Laura Jane Williams | 8 Comments

I’m saving up to adopt a child.

To most in my social circle, this is largely inconceivable. Ask your average twenty-something man if he’s thinking about babies, and he’ll struggle to put his X-Box controller on pause long enough to … Read More

Finding the Yoga of Neighborliness

June 4, 2013 | Carly Janine | One Comment

The word yoga means “to join” or “to unite,” and it deals with the union of one’s self to the universal energy, or recognizing the interconnectedness of all beings. I believe that anyone can tap into this sense of feeling … Read More

Feminist Homeschooling: We’re Not All Right-Wing Religious Folks

May 6, 2013 | Sara Schmidt | 9 Comments

I was all ready to finally sit down and write a blog about how I raise my daughter as a feminist, homeschooling, full-time work-at-home mom (that one always surprises people) and so many other roles I play. I was … Read More

On Coming Out of the (Feminist) Closet

April 26, 2013 | Katherine Klaus | 3 Comments

How old were you when you knew?

Did you feel different from other kids? Did you try and keep it a secret? Did you tell some friends but not others? Did you tell your parents? What about your office? And … Read More

Transitioning to a Vegetarian Diet: Three DELICIOUS Staples

April 23, 2013 | Sully Moreno | 2 Comments

When I was a child, I couldn’t understand how a vegetarian life could be feasible. Not because I loved meat, but because of the typical Panamanian diet. Most days, my family would eat some kind of protein with a side … Read More

How Taking Back the Night Made Me a Better Ally

April 22, 2013 | Cheyenne Connors | One Comment

My relationship with Organized Feminism is still new. I am 20 years old and the well-documented “War on Women” of 2012 is what made me put on my armor and pick up my sword (or rather, pen, which is far … Read More