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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
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Undocumented women are at enormous risk of continued violence if current immigration policy does not change.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month In Trumpland

It was surrealistic to read Trump’s presidential statement pronouncing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
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Loving the house you grew up in, regardless of whether it "belongs' to the family.

How I Learned To Embrace Renting

As my own home ownership dreams were delayed, I was able to look back on my parents’ decision to rent with a lot more understanding. My parents Read...
Kelly Burch    |   04.25.17   |   SHARE
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I needed to remind myself that being lonely is not the same as being alone. Yes, I was experiencing both, but someone, somewhere must’ve been thinking about me, right? (Image Credit: Unsplash/Jack Eiselt)

'Finding' Myself In California

In a time where everything was in flux, in transit, I thought leaving would be how I overcame the things I thought were, in fact, turning their backs Read...
Allie Volpe    |   04.24.17   |   SHARE
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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