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Whitewashing Myself

Foreword from the Editors:

This is a featured post written by our own Shaakirah Iqbal, originally for her personal blog, which you can find here… 867 more words

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Oh, the irony! The politics of underpaying fitness instructors

“That’ll be $20.”

This is what the front desk lady says to me when I drop into the 3:30 yoga class. I no longer teach at studios, for philosophical differences as much as grad school scheduling challenges. 1,258 more words

The Mooncup Diaries

Let’s talk periods. 

Over the last couple of months I, Robyn, and my colleague, Shaakirah, have been trying out a new product to help manage our monthlies. 973 more words

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Interlinked Experiences - Part 2


Emotional manipulation, rape, sexual harassment, abortion, disordered eating, body shaming, suicide.

Note from the editors: This story is the second part of a story that was submitted by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous.   1,242 more words

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In the shoes of Walter Osborne.

Walter Frederick Osborne painted a scene of Dublin city in 1889 on the south side of the Liffey near O’Connell Bridge. The picture is still very recognizable when you see it on show in the National Gallery in Dublin. 685 more words

Interlinked Experiences - Part 1


Emotional manipulation, rape, sexual harassment.

Note from the editors: This story was submitted by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. It takes a lot of courage to share your story, please be respectful of this. 1,020 more words

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Small Things That Help

Depression is scary, there’s no denying it. It’s frustrating and anger inducing. It’s exhausting.

For me, it’s actually quite embarrassing. I admit, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be perfect, which doesn’t help at all. 1,552 more words

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