I learned that decisions women make about our reproductive health aren't about death, but about life. Whether we are faced with an unintended pregnancy, or when a wanted pregnancy goes heartbreakingly wrong, we are simply trying to live the life we want for ourselves and our families.
I wanted to be chosen, yes, but I also wanted to choose -- and I wasn't prepared to sublimate my own desires in order to enjoy the experience of being desired by someone else.
There are plenty of shows that have premiered since the late 1990s that might give that critic a run for his money. But the show that digs the deepest into America's troubled criminal justice system isn't particularly violent, sexual or otherwise. It's not even set in prison.
We're excited to be responding to the demand of City Halls to improve how they govern, because we recognize that supporting better governing improves people's lives. That connection is something we already know works.
I hope from these stories you will look at your own situations, struggles and accomplishments through a different lens. At the very least you will be more equipped with real life tools to change your own paradigm.
This fall, the Administration is developing new ideas for the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan -- an international commitment to transparency and openness -- and making federally funded educational resources open to the public should be on the list.
Back in 2014, when it became public knowledge that the big tech players (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google) weren't hiring enough women and people of color, there became what seemed like a national call to action to get these underrepresented groups ready for tech careers.
Every day I wake up and it is my mission to do everything possible to make sure that I make a difference when it comes to addiction and recovery. If you asked me five years ago if this would be my life, I would've laughed at you.
Veteran reintegration works best when it is local, tailored individually and holistically to meet the unique needs of each veteran. Put another way, what works for a man doesn't always work for a woman -- and vice versa.
While many of us celebrate the victory for marriage equality in the U.S. Supreme Court, research shows that LGBTQ people face significant challenges throughout their lives -- beginning at a very early age.
This year I've had more than my share of disappointments, my own illness and illness of loved ones, and a great deal of sadness, in ways that I never imagined. After speaking with my closest friends they agreed on one thing: Write about it.
While national, big-name groups can have a tremendous reach, organizations that provide programming and resources on the ground -- no matter how small -- are a vital component of the nonprofit ecosystem.
With week one over with, I feel as if I have been here for an infinitely long time. I have learned a great deal, but more importantly, I've forged connections with girls from all over the United States and Africa.
Just as sports can create and reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose, so too it can be a pathway for recognition among peoples, and for breaking down the walls of preconception that prevent us from truly seeing one another.
If the Ukrainian government want to avoid falling victim to this well established Russian tactic they would do well to stop taking the bait and start living up to their own rhetoric about eastern residents being as valued as Ukrainian citizens as their western counterparts. A good start would be to lift the blockade and reinstate pensions for its most vulnerable people.
Among the endless metaphors for life, a road is perhaps one of the best. There's times for speed, times for caution and time for rest stops. You have intersections, turns and often have to navigate everything effectively. My question to you today is: What road is your life on?
Being married to a former Marine has it's challenges. Being married to a former major, in my opinion can have a few added challenges. When my husband left the Marine Corps, he also left behind the responsibilities, title and in a lot of ways the respect he had worked his entire career to obtain.