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Being A Strong Woman Doesn't Mean Having To Do It All On Your Own

Kavita J. Patel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Kavita J. Patel

Like many strong, independent women, I was committed to not losing myself in a relationship. I watched my mom within my parents' relationship and I translated that she had lost herself and her freedom. I realize now that she's a women strong enough to let someone take care of her.

I Was Raised to Be a Strong, Independent Latina

Robb Moreira | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Robb Moreira

My mother taught me how to be like her. Strong. Independent. Someone who doesn't need anyone for anything. I was taught these things. As a man. My mother took the "traditional" Latin culture and turned it on its head.

Why Strong Is the New Skinny and Why That's a Good Thing

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Being strong doesn't necessarily equate to being skinny. In most cases, being strong means weighing more, but feeling better. The bottom line is, weight aside and skinny aside, you won't be happy unless you are holistically strong: Strong in body, mind, and spirit.

Maggie Greene Will Be Just Fine... I Hope

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Mindi Westhoff

Viewers can discuss ad nauseam Maggie's transition from doting daughter to zombie huntress, but fighting Walkers is par for the course in this world. This is a woman who has been attacked, kidnapped, held hostage and threatened with rape, and she fights her human attackers relentlessly.

10 Reasons It's Fabulous Being 50

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Janet Bertolus

Even though the texture of my neck leaves a lot to be desired, no amount of weight training can keep my upper arms from jiggling --and my bra size is a 36 long --My life is far from over!

What It Means To Be A 'Strong' Woman

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

It means defining your own strength, instead of adhering to a set of standards society has decided women must follow in order to be considered strong.

How Being Called The 'World's Ugliest Woman' Transformed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women

Until last year, no one had an explanation for why Lizzie Velasquez looks the way she does. She was a giant question mark. When she was born at just ...

Where the Souls Go Is a Multi-Generational Saga About Strong Women

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Hite's story spans the years from 1925 thru 1993. The moments of these women's lives flit back and forth rather than being laid out in a linear manner. This can be confusing for the reader but it does allow for certain mysteries to remain unsolved until the end of the book.

From The Diary Of A Strong Woman

Tamara Holder | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tamara Holder

Some are men who have seen their fathers unapologetically disrespect women. Some are friends who are always there for everyone in their times of need. Some are the local entrepreneur who keeps pursuing a dream when the bank account balance doesn't add up.

A Strong Woman's Roar

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

If a smart and funny, beautiful, sexy, determined, self-sufficient woman crosses your path, and that's what you truly want in a woman, don't run away like a coward. Man the hell up.

What Would Amelia Earhart Do?

Annabel Acton | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News
Annabel Acton

We're all about rockstar women. With a business all about breakups, we're about helping people find their feet, get back to fabulous and rock their awesome!

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.

5 Things to Thank Mom For on Mother's Day

Jess Kapp | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Jess Kapp

I hope that someday, my sons will have a deeper understanding of who I am as a woman, and recognize the things I did that modeled independence, individuality and strength. I

The Strength in Femininity

Quarterlette | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

The truth is that you can be any kind of woman that you want to be and still be a strong woman. You do not have to sort through stereotypes and decide which one to put on each day. You can love Shrek, foster kittens, read Nicholas Sparks books and be a strong woman.

It's Time to Redefine Strength

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

The truth is we are humans programmed for emotional connection. We are meant to feel, cry and share with those closest to us and yet our definition of strength keeps us walled off from the connection we need for survival. To live any kind of authentic, happy, solid life we must redefine strength.

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

9 Confessions Of A Tomboy

Randi Evans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Randi Evans

I never wanted to be Barbie. I chose Ken every time. Same goes for playing house; I was never the mother or the daughter; I was always the dad or the son.

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

What I Learned From Creating Cate Harlow

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

The more I wrote about Cate Harlow, the more I wanted to be like her. Maybe I was writing the "me I was meant to be." Whatever it was, I began learning some good life lessons from my fictional character, Cate Harlow, Private Investigator.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.

What We're Not Talking About

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

Less than a year out of college, I experienced my first blatant gender biased issue in the workplace. I was 23 and thought that things like gender biases were a thing of the past.

5 Signs You're Stepping into Your Feminine Power

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

In my women's circles, time and time again, I'm surrounded by women who are taking courageous steps, saying, "You know what? I've been compromising myself my whole life, and I'm over it! Now's my time."

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil
Robin McGraw

It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...