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Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore.

Letting My Hair Go Natural Lifted A Huge Burden Off My Shoulders

Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden! I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore, which has made me feel less annoyed by it.

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This Is What Perimenopause Feels Like (& Why We Need To Stop Being So Ashamed Of It)

Why are we so secretive about this normal part of aging? Read...
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5 Menstrual Disorders We Need To Stop Asking Women To ‘Power Through’ At Work

I'll never forget the time someone told me to "stick a tampon in it" — that I was being "crazy" because my "hormones must be through the roof." Read...
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Why I’ve Never Told Anyone at Work About My Chronic Pain

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and  has been republished with permission.


Chronic pain affects anywhere from 11% to 40% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had coped with chronic pain, and 8% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain. 

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The implications of heightism, height prejudice, are broad and troubling.

On Heightism: My Child Is More Than Adorable

Heightism. It sounds like a politically correct buzzword, but it’s a real prejudice. The implications of height prejudice are broad and troubling.

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Fat Women Aren’t Taken Seriously In Job Interviews

My size is always weighed over my qualifications. Read...
You can love your family tremendously and still have some serious issues with food-shaming that go decades deep.

3 Ways To Stop Family Food-Shaming From Ruining Your Holidays

The holidays are meant to be wonderful times spent with friends and family, but they can also be terrible times. Let's stop the family food-shaming!

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Here’s Why Some Women Get Pre-Period Depression

Sufferers of PDD experience profound feelings of sadness before their period. Read...