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Time to break the unending cycle about 'equality'

Growing up there was no such thing in my world as “Violence against women”.

There was a father who beat on his wife and children, and a women’s shelter that has since faded into a vague memory. 619 more words

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Isla Capul ni John Iremil E. Teodoro

KASANAGЁN pa lamang kang 14 Nobyembre 2014, Biyernes, ika-41 ko nga kaadlawan, nagsakay ako sa gamay nga eroplano paagto sa Siyudad Calbayog sa Samar agëd mag-agto sa Isla Capul, sangka isla nga wara ako it bisan sara nga mga abyan rëgya sa Metro Manila ang nakakilala. 1,447 more words


Designing empowered women: combating violence

“A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES
her daughteragainst low self-esteem.”

― Naomi Wolf

When I was asked to write a guest post about preventing violence against women, I felt a familiar fire bubble from my core; a resistance so strong that a visceral reaction of nausea mixed with anxiety began to take hold. 1,077 more words

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Guest blogger: Ben's Botanics writes about "Goodbye Good Taste?"

Goodbye Good Taste?

To what extent should we all be slaves to good taste? How earnestly must we mix our grasses with perennials in that Oudolf-inspired prairie look, or shy away from gaudy Rhododendrons and stick to tasteful, more natural looking plants? 501 more words

Plant Trekking

New Release from Ros Baxter, 'The Seek'...

From the talented and versatile Ros Baxter comes the first full-length novel in her sexy, engaging, groundbreaking SF Romance series.

When everything else is gone, all you have is hope. 204 more words

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Modern Lit

cry the wounds of an age
pushed on pages by pens
that forget when the gold
ring of language drew
gleaming king’s english from
inkpots where schoolboys… 39 more words


Creative Writing INSPIRATION

Visual images have always inspired me to write.  Today I share some images that should help us get through the end of our NaBloPoMo and Team Pepper challenges (Yes, I am tired too!): 21 more words


soccermermaid12 reblogged this on The Madness to the Pen and commented:

Very inspiring and motivating to me. this piece right here.