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Candice Russell is a freelance writer living in Fort Worth by way of Seattle. Most of her work can be found on her blog www.dear-internet.com and in snarky Facebook status updates.

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Die schockierende Wahrheit über dieses Vorher-Nachher-Bild

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Ich bin das Mädchen auf der Plakatwand. Die unglaubliche Verwandlung auf dem Cover von Frauenzeitschriften. Das Vorher/Nachher in der Werbung für Diätpillen - mit einem Sternchen neben meinem Arm, wo im Kleingedruckten „Individuelle Ergebnisse können abweichen" steht.

Ich war die, die früher all ihr Taschengeld für Slimfast ausgab, denn...

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The Spirit of Giving

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Recently I woke up to a particularly righteously indignant status update on my newsfeed from someone complaining about the homeless shelter she called who had the audacity to turn down her offer to come and serve dinner on Christmas Eve. With cap-locked emphasis she screamed about how they were "ruining...

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Safe Spaces and Echo Chambers, How Progressive Movements Stagnate Themselves

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 6:02 PM

It was a conference just like any other conference I'd attended over the last few years. Small, maybe a hundred people, and housed in an abandoned music room in the arts department, the sound of oboes and trombones and violins slightly muffled by soundproof walls floating in the air. That...

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What Russell Wilson Taught me About Faith

(8) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:58 AM

There's something about winning that always brings out the God in people. From party girl Hollywood starlets to brazen bad boy hip hop egotists, whenever the spotlight is turned up and the microphone is cued, the lord almighty is the first person to get a shout out in almost every...

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How We Can Help End Stigma One Abortion Story at a Time

(21) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 4:46 PM

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Last summer I waited in line for over 12 hours to testify in front of a state Senate panel against the passage of HB 2. I told them about how my mother had decided at the very last moment not to...

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No Troll Zone: How Our Online Outrage Keeps Ann Coulter in Business

(7) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 8:03 PM

Another day, another flamboyantly ignorant and hate-filled diatribe from some ultra-conservative pundit. Whether it's Pat Robertson blaming natural disasters on LGBTQ-friendly theme park days or Glenn Beck accusing the nation's first African American President of being a racist, there never seems to be a shortage of cargo on that particular...

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Texans Are Still Standing

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:36 PM

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It's been almost a year since the day Wendy Davis arrived on the senate floor in her now famous pink sneakers to bravely filibuster a bill that if passed would have huge implications on reproductive health care in the state of...

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My Size Changed, My Value Didn't

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 5:03 PM

Now that I am "of a certain age," I do not mind in the slightest when someone asks to see my ID before they serve me. In fact, you have pretty much guaranteed yourself at least a ten percent higher tip just by helping me maintain my inner delusion that...

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Why I Won't Go to Your Bachelorette Party

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:10 PM

I've done a lot of harrowing things in the name of being a bridal party member. I've attended countless brunches and showers and rehearsal dinners, always with a gift in hand, a smile on my face, and an answer as to why it still wasn't ME walking down the aisle...

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Die Wahrheit über Vorher/Nachher-Bilder

(8) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Ich bin das Mädchen auf der Plakatwand, die unglaubliche Verwandlung auf dem Cover von Frauenzeitschriften, das Vorher/Nachher in der Werbung für Diätpillen, mit einem Sternchen neben meinem Arm, wo im Kleingedruckten „Individuelle Ergebnisse können abweichen" steht. Zu Bildern wie meinen gehört eine Schul-Version von mir, die all ihr Taschengeld für...

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Perte de poids: La vérité au sujet des images avant/après

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Je suis cette fille sur le panneau d'affichage, la transformation incroyable sur la page frontispice du magazine People, celle sur la photo avant/après dans la pub d'une nouvelle pilule amaigrissante, celle avec un astérisque au bout de son nom dont les petits caractères disent que mes résultats ne sont pas...

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Perte de poids: la vérité au sujet des images avant/après

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 11:18 AM

Je suis cette fille sur le panneau d'affichage, la transformation incroyable sur la couverture du magazine people, celle sur la photo avant/après dans la pub d'une nouvelle pilule amaigrissante, celle avec un astérisque au bout de son nom dont les petits caractères disent que mes résultats ne sont pas typiques....

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The Truth About 'Before and After' Weight Loss Photos

(210) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 9:18 AM

I am the girl on the billboard, the amazing transformation you see on the cover of People magazine, the "before and after" ad for the new diet pill with an asterisk next to my name, the small print reading: *Results not typical. It's pictures like mine that had a high...

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