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It’s a wish that I could live a thousand different lives if only there were time.

Chasing The Life I Didn't Live

Starting a new year makes me look toward the future, looking at all the choices that lay ahead of me. But it also nudges me to examine my past in a Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   01.4.17   |   SHARE
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There is nothing a thinner body could give me that I do not already have. Image: Substantia Jones and The Adipositivity Project

I Got Naked For The Camera Because Fat Bodies Need To Be Seen

It’s a hard body to live in at times. But I live here. I wake up here and I go to sleep here. I go on vacation here and I wear a bikini here. I walk Read...
joni edelman   |   12.30.16   |   SHARE
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Is it worth it? Yes. (Image via Thinkstock)

Stop Telling Me To Leave NYC For A "Better Life”

The sum of a city isn’t always made up of its parts. In New York City, this includes morning garbage, the near-constant sirens, rapid Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   12.27.16   |   SHARE
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I took for granted the effort of something so seemingly common. I had survived a serious illness. Shouldn’t everything be easy forever after?

No Straight Lines: The Path Of Living With Chronic Illness

Chronic illness and injury has taught me — is still teaching me — patience. These days are not a consolation prize for what I didn’t win, for where I Read...
Lauren Jonik of Role Reboot    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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We're not trying to take Christmas away, OK?

3 Things Non-Christians Wish Christians Would Remember During The Holidays

What about the almost 30% of Americans who aren’t Christian? Speaking as a Jew, it can be an awkward time, especially with school concerts, holiday Read...
Katie Simpson    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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When I blocked the conversation on Facebook, that person continued to send me text messages.

The Entitled Things White People Do When I Unfriend Them Over Racism

Recently I went through another round of unfriending on Facebook. It keeps things tidy, the arguments thoughtful and my head from exploding. This Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
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Photo: courtesy of the author.

How Drag Queens Like Lady Bunny Inspire A Straight Biracial Woman Like Me

Drag queens, like Lady Bunny, teach outsiders to embrace ourselves and to embrace others. That means doing more than demonstrating tolerance. Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
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Kristi Pahr and her family

#RavsWriters: Kristi Pahr — Mother, Writer, Goat Herder

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the Read...
joni edelman   |   12.21.16   |   SHARE