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Love for a child never goes away.

'The First Thing Was I Felt Remembered:' LOVE Bracelets For Grieving Parents

The original meaning of the LOVE bracelet, for me, was that my love for my son would never go away. It just was in a different form now. The physical Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
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Jaxon wants to offer his advice to anyone struggling with their identity.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Jaxon Shares His Transitioning Experience

'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    |   03.3.17   |   SHARE
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Feel the gratitude - it's where truth lives. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Emma Frances Logan Barker)

Giving Thanks Amidst Hardship: It Sucks, But Just Try Anyway

*/ /*-->*/ It’s an incredible quality to be able to opt for a happy disposition when you’re being pummeled by life’s at-times ineffable chaos. I Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   03.1.17   |   SHARE
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Bitter. Bossy. Nasty. Bitch: Compliments to strong women everywhere.

From Bossy To Bitter: How The Narratives We Tell Girls Change As They Age

If bossy is for little girls beginning to experience their power, bitter is for women who have realized theirs. Read...
Jessica Schreindl of Role Reboot    |   02.22.17   |   SHARE
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I’m the idiot who will open your message and not reply for four days if I don’t do it the minute I see it.

How To Know If You Have A Bad Friend Or You're The Bad Friend 

On recognizing the personality trait that was damaging my friendships without me realising it... Read...
Zara McDonald of Mamamia    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
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It’s been ten years, and I’m still reckoning with his death

Reckoning With Grief In The Wake Of A Suicide

Death, we know because it’s drilled into us from an early age, is a natural part of life. We’re gently assured that the best and worst of us pass Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
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Overcoming these fears will take time.

Owning My Body After Sexual Assault

Sixteen years have passed since my last sexual assault, and before now, I had an incredibly healthy sex drive. The past year has been the hardest Read...
Katherine Emrick    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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I faced that fear with a hair cut. It showed me my unique beauty, unbound by societal expectations.

Why Cutting Your Hair Short Equals Better Sex

If a man isn’t attracted to me because of my hair, it tells me two things: Number one, he has a one-dimensional perception of femininity. Number two Read...
Emily Hill    |   02.16.17   |   SHARE