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Ariel Gore
Ariel Gore is the founding editor of Hip Mama and the author of seven books including "Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness." Click to

Entries by Ariel Gore

What Happened When I Tried To Put A Breastfeeding Mom On My Magazine's Cover

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:24 PM

When I had my first child at 19, I lived to breastfeed in public. I'd grown up amid the Nestle boycott protesting that company's international anti-breastfeeding campaigns, and I'd come of age in Asia and Europe -- where no one gawked at the exposure of a little tit. Back home...

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Ten Things I Love About Print

(13) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 5:23 PM

Or Why I'm Re-Launching a Paper Magazine When Everyone's Crying That Print Is Dead

I like the Internet as much as the next blogger. I don't think online media is making us any dumber than we already are. But the Internet will never replace print media for me. I love...

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Autobiography of a Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 5:23 PM

This is the First in a Three-Part Series on Love in a Culture of Abuse

America's "first female serial killer," Aileen Wuornos was executed ten years ago, but a new book edited by Lisa Kester and Daphne Gottlieb gives us the closest thing to Aileen's autobiography as we'll likely ever...

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We Are All Troy Davis

(30) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 9:42 PM

When I was a kid, my mom worked as an art teacher on death row at California's San Quentin. She was eventually let go for refusing to wear her bullet-proof vest; for getting "too close" to the inmates. Sure, she was "too close."

Her boyfriend for many years was Robert...

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How Am I Sick Of Your Straight Wedding Plans? Let Me Count The Ways.

(77) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 4:31 PM

The other morning as I sat on a plane awaiting takeoff, a flight attendant approached and asked me if I'd be so kind as to give up my seat. She pointed to the woman next to me: "She really wants to travel with her husband and we're completely booked."


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What Kind of Stability Do Kids Need?

(13) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 12:11 PM

When I had my son at age 37, I figured I could give him the stability I could never give my daughter, born when I was still a teenager.

When she was born, I had an army-surplus backpack and my passport. "Poor little Gypsy baby," the nurses whispered as I...

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