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Are You Sabotaging Your Chances at Love? On Daring and Breaking Wide Open.

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt

The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.

Evolving Your Brand? Look Inwards.

Janet Odgis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

No brand is static. Even if key elements, such as a logo, remain familiar over the course of decades--think of the iconic Nike swoosh, which has been around since the early 1970s--it must still change, even subtly, in order to stay fresh and grow.

Getting Married Meant Losing My Identity As A Single Mother

Eve Sturges | Posted 02.09.2016 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

The worst kind of identity crises (I just decided) are those that you don't see coming. My unexpected mind-melt hit three days before my wedding in a fast-food parking lot.

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

I Want To Be a "Real" Egyptian Without Living In Egypt

Menna Elnaka | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Menna Elnaka

Three years into being in a first world country like Canada, I'm starting to question myself: If I want to live in Egypt and if I say I'm Egyptian and want nothing but to go back home, then why do I want Egyptians to live on my own conditions

Politics of 3 bills and 9 unburied bodies in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

By Nehginpao Kipgen, PhD It has been 150 days since the killing of 9 civilians, including an eleven-year-old boy in Churachandpur, Manipur, Northeas...

Career Isn't Working? Now What?

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Hannah Pirnie

Last week (25th Jan) was Burns night. It's not a huge night for our family but we both come from distant Scottish stock and we so always make the e...

The Black Women Who Helped Build Canada

The Establishment | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

The lives of women who came to Canada under the West Indian Domestic Scheme provide an intersectional history of race, class, culture, feminism and politics -- a history that generally stays hidden in this country.

How to Realign Your Identity With Your Truth

Erin Cox | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Show up the way you want to in this world, have the impact you desire, and create the experiences you dream of. Gain clarity over the identity of the best version of you...and become her. It is all within your reach!

10 More Transformational Truths You Need to Know

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Life doesn't come with an instruction manual so we do our best to move through it with grace. Just like the first 10 transformational truths, these are more of the lessons we learn (and forget) along our journeys.

Recovering Ourselves: The Secret to True Diversity at Work

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

"Covering" refers to the practice of hiding or ignoring some aspect of one's authentic self -- even when this aspect is, technically, not a secret.

What's an Old Person in Training?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

No one wants to die young. Everyone is aging. Yet most people don't want to talk about it, or even acknowledge it to themselves. It's almost a taboo....

Start by Dropping the 'Non-Jew'

Lindsey Silken | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Lindsey Silken

Respect the audience you seek to invite into your fold by treating them as equals to everyone else in your fold. If someone feels that they are being tolerated and not celebrated, they may not walk through your door.

Mrs. Somebody-Else

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

Over the years, I've asked various men if they would be willing to take their wife's surname in marriage and the definitive answer is no. Could it be because men associate their surname with their identity and ancestry? Well, how about a woman's identity and ancestry?

Breathe

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

Defining one's self is rough. Knowing who I am and being comfortable with that guy has been a lifelong work it seems. I've moved from identity bei...

Snapshots of New York's Adult Third Culture Kids

Rachel Waters | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Rachel Waters

Third Culture Kid /THərd//ˈkəlCHər/ /kid/ noun: A person raised in a culture different from that of their parents for a large part of their childh...

Art Review: "Kenya Eats a (Big) Cracker"

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Installed in a partially finished white box room with one wall of exposed and distressed brick, the sculptures did indeed invoke the simplicity, seriality and materiality of conventional minimalist art. Then, Kenya arrived.

The Indo-Caribbean Experience: Now and Then

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 12.14.2015 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Trauma begins when your colonizers use your ancestral grandmother as a sex slave, and re-emerges generations later when the Indo-Caribbean standard of feminine beauty becomes characterized by how Indian a woman doesn't look. "She's so pretty -- she doesn't even look like a coolie girl."

This Book Uses Art To Talk About What It Means To Be Human

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work.  You wake up in the morning, kind of groggy, head cloudy, with a weird resi...

An Ode to What Amy Schumer Does for Women

George Elerick | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

Comedian Amy Schumer posed almost nude in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Her act is one not only of beauty or self-proclamation, but also of defiance against a history of the predominance of a masculine view of women.

People Of Color With Albinism Ask: Where Do I Belong?

NPR | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

Growing up, Natalie Devora always questioned how she fit into her African-American family. "Everyone was brown, and then there was me," Devora says. ...

Grow, Grow

Ellen Magnis | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Teens face a variety of complex issues with the transition from childhood to adulthood. When these issues are compounded by perceived scarcity, whether in the form of poverty, abuse or lack of a nurturing support system, it can be even more challenging for teens to generate or maintain their self-esteem and find their way forward.

Do We Believe That Children Are the Future? Institutional Alienation in Orthodox Judaism

Leead Staller | Posted 11.29.2015 | Religion
Leead Staller

In an age of unprecedented social media, it has become a familiar trope that man is ironically more isolated and disconnected from his neighbor than e...

Word Clouds, Identity and Self-Reflection

Krissy Dietrich Gallagher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media
Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to ca...

What Is the Big Deal With Coming Out as Queer?

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

Every single millennial coming out as Queer who possesses a lackadaisical who cares attitude can do so because of the courage, bravery and tenacity of previous generations of the LGBTQ community, the OG's.