They were strong in the face of discrimination and because of that, positive change happened. Because of Joe and Kristie, the Boy Scouts of America stepped up and realized it’s 2017.

Lovers & Fighters In America: Honoring America's First Transgender Boy Scout

‘The Lovers & Fighters of America’ is a monthly column here at Ravishly featuring behind-the-scenes stories of inspirational people taking a Read...
Shannon Day    |   08.4.17   |   SHARE
The kids who often need more help and guardrails to ensure effective learning are also the ones who suffer the most from ubiquitous tech in the classroom.

Technology In The Classroom: A Threat To Students' Learning & Their Health

The most urgent matter for this former teacher is that we stop risking the educational potential and physical health of our students for the false Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE
My depression is my dirty secret.

Why I Keep My Depression A Dirty Secret

I know it’s a lie when I tell myself that I’m “simply off” or “maybe I’m just having a few bad days” or “I’m in a funk” or “I must be upset about Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE
In my limited experience, I have always felt that BBW events were spaces designed by fat women for men — frequently thin ones.

Take The Cake: My First BBW Bash

My jaw clenches in judgmental discomfort whenever I think of any event with "BBW" in the title. To me, the term "BBW" is coded. When I hear that word Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE
It’s not sexy. It’s not dramatic. It’s not interesting. But it is meaningful and fulfilling, which is something that reality television will never ever be. (Photo by Andrew Robles on Unsplash)

Want To Be A Better Friend? 8 Tips To Help You Achieve Your BFF Goals

I know that our group of friends is special. But the specialness comes from some core values that I will share with you. I will give you fair warning Read...
Carrie Saum    |   08.2.17   |   SHARE
For six months, citizens have watched their lawmakers with unwavering diligence and held them accountable for their every word. (Image credit: Friends of the Earth Scotland via Wikimedia Commons)

To All You 'Bleeding Heart Liberals' Who Helped Make Obamacare Un-Repealable: An Ode Of Thanks

Someone is going to try and tell you that John McCain saved Obamacare. Or Lisa Murkowski. Or Susan Collins. But it was you. YOU. Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   07.28.17   |   SHARE
Photo by Nathan Walker on Unsplash

Knowing What You Want (In Bed And In Life)

As I stand there staring, I realize my mouth is actually watering — I’m a split second away from literally drooling over this guy. Read...
Vanessa Bates Ramirez of Role Reboot    |   07.28.17   |   SHARE