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9 Reasons Your Sisters Are Your Best Friends

Avelist | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

No matter how often we might disagree, I always know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my sisters have my best interests at heart.

Essence Atkins Washing A Woman’s Feet Is The Ultimate Act Of Sisterhood

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Childhood Influences: Where Ideas Are Born

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Many of us remember movies from our childhood, their effect on us then and now. Sure, I saw all the Disney releases of my generation, but I was raised by a single mother and old movies shown on late night TV were my babysitters.

How Dare You: The Costs of Shutting People Down

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Minorities often find themselves in this situation -- whether they work in academia or business or government. And they often have to think about the backlash of someone, quite often an ally, who will take offense if they don't tow the line.

How I Survived 3 Sibling Weddings In One Year

Avelist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weddings

If you've been through even ONE family wedding, I bet your jaw is still on the floor because you know what goes into a wedding and you cannot imagine three of them in the same year. Here's how my family survived the year of the weddings.


Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I don't remember life without her, she came into being on the 20th month of my life and has been a constant participant in my life since. Sometimes a constant nuisance, other times a constant supporter and defender of her big sister, but always a constant.

These Young Nuns Found Their Calling While Watching 'Oprah'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.20.2015 | OWN

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5 Ways Joining A Sorority Ruined Me For The Better

Unwritten | Posted 10.20.2015 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Alessandra Barone. My freshman year of college was a whirlwind of experiences. I chose to go out of state not kn...

Daily Meditation: Brotherhood, Sisterhood

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Dreamy Portraits Capture The Absolute Magic Of Sisterhood

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

"Eyebrows should be sisters not twins," the artists behind the photography duo Sisters Not Twins explained to The Huffington Post. "It's just a ...

Celebrating International Women's Friendship Month: Build Friendships Worth Protecting

Susan Skog | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

Besties shore us up so we can breathe in, step out, and shine on, whether in business, politics or at school. When your female tribe's behind you, you feel less vulnerable, maybe even invincible, right? And who can relate to what you go through in life more than another woman?

5 Tips for Making New Girlfriends

Julia Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Wells

Almost every woman I've talked to agrees that they'd love more friends, but have a hard time finding and making new friends as an adult.

5 Gorgeous Photos Of What It Looks Like When Women Forgive Each Other

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women

Giselle Noelle Morgan's introduction to girl-on-girl hate started early. She was 14 years old when an eighth-grade girl sent her a death threat on My...

Should You Trust Other Women?

Christine Arylo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Christine Arylo

I haven't met a woman yet without at least one "sisterhood wound" that has impacted her trust of other women. Some of us trust too easily and let the wrong women in too close and get hurt. Others have little to no trust and so let in a few to none or keep old friends around mistaking years known for intimacy and trust -- and so miss out on true sisterhood.

Twin Sisters Have Worn Matching Clothes Every Day For Nearly 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty

One of the perks of having a sister is being able to raid each other's closets and share clothes. But for twin sisters Kathy Heffernan and Rose Coles,...

You Can Be My Sister Without The Mask

Sydney Latimer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Sydney Latimer

You anointed your head with the pain of my tender-headedness after hours of hair-braiding between my mother's knees. You took the click-clack of those hair beads hitting against one another as I ran, skipped and played and made it the soundtrack of your upbringing.

I Used To Be A Real Tomboy...

Bo Kitty | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Bo Kitty

For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.

How I Found Kind

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

Isn't that what we all want? To have maybe just one good friend, someone who has your back and who will treat you in the way that you want to be treated?

2 Women Discover They're Sisters In Columbia Writing Class

AP | Posted 05.18.2015 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who took a writing class at Columbia University found that their own stories were better than fiction. They were sisters ...

What My Great-Aunt Taught Me About Sisterhood

Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Rebecca Adams

A lost sister is a void that cannot be filled -- you can't replace a soulmate.

Sisterhood Is the Foundation of Black Girls Rock!

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

I can't sing enough praises for what Black Girls Rock! has given all of us in their work to empower and mentor Black girls. I am particularly excited about their growing influence on the portrayal of women and girls of African descent in media.

They Gave My Husband Credit for Something I Wrote

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

People just assumed that my husband must've been the writer who'd come up with the script. Because how could a woman come up with such words? How could a woman create such badass art? How could a young actress who looks the way I look create such sharp, dark, rude fits of expression?

Have You Heard of Sisterhood?

Nishma Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Nishma Shah

This last week opened up the wounds I have been holding to for years. I must have kept most of it deep down! I just spent a week on a retreat with a group of warmhearted women all looking to excel in their business and personal life.

Why It's So Important That Women Empower Other Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

Women's empowerment starts with how women treat other women. Created by SheKnows Media and BlogHer, a new video features a few of the women from t...

Make It Happen: Cross the Boundaries of Selective Sisterhood

Theresa Sirles | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Theresa Sirles

She had moved into a public housing project from a homeless shelter with her daughter. She had no family, few friends and a spirit of survival that was simultaneously awe-inspiring and depressing.