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You miss the little things you once took for granted when you leave your hometown.

5 Things That Happen To You When You Leave Your Hometown

If you only stop and reflect, here are some of the beautiful things you might realize you’ve left your old life behind when you leave your hometown.

We never learned what was normal because we never saw normal

Happy Mother’s Day To The Women Who Raised Themselves — And Their Mothers

I wasn't a very good mother to myself but I was a better mother than she was.

My relationship with exercise is one of the most complicated relationships I have.

Exercising While Fat Positive: It's Complicated

Exercising doesn't mean I hate my body. Here's how I separate diet culture from personal wellness.

Twitter Signs That You're Getting Old

I'm Turning 35 And Twitter Reminded Me How Old I Really Am

I'm a few months from turning ... hang on, I have a little vomit in my throat ... 35. I know, I know. It's not that old.

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The 'Complicated' Sexism Of Donald Trump

Nothing about his sexism is complicated. Right? According to election results, wrong.

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#RavsRecs With Joni: Drink More Water, Wear Less Bras

Welcome to another edition of What Joni Loves. Let’s just cut the crap and get right to it.

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The World Is Shit, But Man It's Great To Have A Family

What I do know is this, my kids and my partner are the things that bring me all my joy.


So, Where Do We Go From Here? Hope In The Face Of Hopelessness

I was born into an upper-middle class family in Los Angeles. I live in a liberal bubble in New York City. For my friends who are far more marginalized than I have ever been, this may not have been a shock.