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On Being Human: An Interview with Jennifer Pastiloff

Jennifer Pastiloff wants to help people. And by people, I mean pretty much everyone on the planet.

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End Irresponsible Ejaculation: On Protecting The Sanctity Of Life

Anti-choice folks love to say that these laws aren’t about controlling and punishing a large portion of the population, they are about the sanctity of life. And life, according to those who are anti-choice, begins when sperm meets egg.

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Abortion Barriers In A Pro-Choice State Almost Killed Me

If my pro-choice state did not uphold barriers to abortion, I would not have lost use of my reproductive organs.

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My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

Banning Abortion Isn’t Pro-Life: Anti-Choice Legislation Killed My Great-Grandmother

My great-grandmother died from an infection after a botched abortion.

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Why I Refuse To Keep Paying The Unacceptable Cost Of Being A Black Woman In America Today

As a Black woman, I don’t have the luxury of not caring what others think about me.

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The Wedding Dress That Promised Forever Taught Me Money Isn’t Everything

Selling my wedding dress was the final act of purging my failed three-year marriage.

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Just Walk: An Excerpt From The Buddha Sat Right Here

Here I have one task — walk. No schedules to keep. No to-do list. Nobody paging me or pulling at my attention.

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How Interracial Friendships Impact Black Female Mental Health

Growing up, I had a lot of access to people who looked like me. I was completely unaware of the struggles that accompany interracial friendships.

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