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“I believe everyone should have an equal and fair chance at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and it doesn’t seem that this administration adheres to the same philosophy.” – NYC Restauranteur, Ravi DeRossi.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Sip A Cocktail, Help A Cause At Coup

The process is simple: for every drink purchased, customers receive a wooden token to drop into one of six jars located around the establishment. Read...
Shannon Day    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Despite our skin tones, our realities weren’t that disparate.

My White Childhood Best Friend Was Forbidden to See Me — Until She Found Me 29 Years Later

When her parents picked her up the next day, their eyes bored into ours with disgust. Not only was I black, but my otherwise white cousins were one- Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
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Don Carter put kindness into action, and now a young woman has the money to pursue her dream of nursing. (Image Credit: YouTube/TheAdviseshowTV)

Lovers & Fighters In America: Don Carter Puts Kindness Into Action & Helps Fund Nursing School For Shajuana Mays

The Lovers & Fighters of America' is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring Read...
Shannon Day    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
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Platitudes can't take you all the way to real life transformation.

This Is Not About Cliched Living

This article is the second in a two-part series. Part One was "Forgiving My Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.13.17   |   SHARE
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Life is long, imperfect, and beautiful.

Losing One Community Meant Gaining New Life & New Perspective

After my husband and I were first married, we hit a rocky patch. A rocky patch that looked more like the Rocky Mountains, and we nearly busted up our Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.7.17   |   SHARE
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Joe Thomas is what real kindness looks like. (Image Credit: YouTube/News_World_Brief)

Lovers & Fighters In America: The Exceptional Kindness & Presence Of Joe Thomas

'The Lovers & Fighters of America' is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a Read...
Shannon Day    |   04.7.17   |   SHARE
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Living it up means letting go of judgment and grudges. (Image Credit: UnSplash/Brooke Cagle)

This Life Just Isn't Long Enough, So Let Those Grudges Go

I didn’t start out as a particularly easygoing person. I’m the eldest of three, and I had an easy time settling comfortably into my role as militant Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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Often, when the story is spoken out loud, it loses at least some — if not all — of its power.

Your Embarrassing Story Is No Big Deal 

We’ve all been in a situation where we've thought NO ONE CAN EVER KNOW THAT THIS HAPPENED TO ME. Read...
Melissa Petro    |   03.31.17   |   SHARE
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