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Why I'm Speaking Out As A Male Survivor Of Sexual Assault

Alec Fischer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Alec Fischer

The phrase "I was raped" is simplistic enough; the statement is comprised of three words, nine letters, and only eleven characters. Yet that phrase has been something I have been unable to express publicly for the past three years.

4 Communication Skills That Will Increase Your Influence

Matt Fore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Matt Fore

Consider a change in your communication habits. Words are powerful. They create romance, build business and topple kingdoms. Use them to your advantage. Here are four ways you can create greater influence in your life by using the right words.

Speak Up: Why I Refuse to Be Labeled as 'The Quiet Girl'

Adina Evans | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adina Evans

I no longer think that what I have to say is unimportant and I no longer care if I think no one wants to hear it because frankly, I'm tired of being polite. So yes, I do have something to say so sit down and I refuse to wait any longer for someone to ask what I think.

A Roadmap Towards Work-Life Balance

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Stacey Steinberg

While I left law school armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, I had little in my arsenal to prepare me for the realities of balancing work and life. If I could give these students some career guidance, I thought to myself, I would say the following.

How To Ask For What You Want -- And Get It

Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

By Iyanla Vanzant It isn't always easy to express our desires. We worry that others will see us as pushy or demanding, or that we'll be turned down...

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Do You Speak Your Mind?

Karen Luniw | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Luniw

Wouldn't it be great if everyone could speak up for what they wanted? That was the point when my whole life turned around and I started to have more of what I wanted in my life. It was necessary to get to where I am today.

Obama Denounces Bullying On Cartoon Network

Posted 03.19.2012 | Teen

President Barack Obama has made a special appearance in a Cartoon Network documentary in which he spoke directly to children viewers about the negativ...

Top 8 Flicks That Fight Bullying

Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.10.2012 | Teen

By now, you've probably heard about the controversy surrounding the documentary, 'Bully,' and its R-rating by the MPAA, but 'Bully' is not the only bu...

No One Left to Speak Up

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

There cannot be many of you out there who believe that everything is just peachy with the current state of affairs. It's just there is a large minority of you who have, in essence, been paid to shut up, sit down, and go away.

Jesus Did Not Say 'Forgive and Forget'

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

According to the VA, at least 30% of American servicewomen (and many men) have diagnosed cases of Military Sexual Trauma, a form of PTSD. The perpetrators are usually servicemen and commanders.