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A dinner at Red Lobster meant the world to a vulnerable young woman and her family. (Image Credit: Anthony22 via Wikimedia Commons)

Lovers & Fighters In America: The Impact Of Acceptance At A Powerful Dinner Out

'The Lovers & Fighters of America' is a weekly column here at Ravishly featuring Read...
Shannon Day    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
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Without thinking about the context of our words, we are silencing others who may, in fact, be harmed by what we write. (Image: Unsplash/ Greyson Joralemon)

What Does Your Story Add To The Conversation?

What happens when we publish something that hurts another group of people? Read...
Naseem Jamnia    |   03.16.17   |   SHARE
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I need these nights now more than ever.

On Feminist Nights, Self-Care, And The Importance of Female Friendship

I need a reminder that this political nightmare can change, and that I’m not alone in my sense of helplessness, hopelessness. I need a reminder that Read...
Molly Thomson    |   03.15.17   |   SHARE
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When we conclude that “toxic masculinity” and “masculinity” are synonyms, we remove the ability for men to have a clear identity.

Creating A Non-Toxic Masculinity

We continue to see the damaging effects of toxic masculinity. What does non-toxic masculinity look like? Read...
Paul Hartzer of The Good Men Project    |   03.8.17   |   SHARE
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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