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Sasha Bronner
Sasha Bronner is a Senior Editor in Los Angeles for The Huffington Post. She previously worked at United Talent Agency, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Vanity Fair. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in English and creative writing and still plans to one day write a novel with the first line Mama goes mad.

Entries by Sasha Bronner

Leaving Her Ultra-Orthodox Past Meant More Than Losing Her Family. It Meant Redefining Her Womanhood.

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 6:33 PM


Leah Vincent separated from her deeply religious family as a 16-year-old over the course of two phone calls. She had been sent to New York City to work as a secretary and to fend for herself. Her family had cast her out.

Vincent’s harrowing 2014...

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An Eating Disorder Nearly Took Her Life. Yoga Helped Her Reclaim It.

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 9:04 PM

In 2005, when she was only 15, Chelsea Roff woke up in a wheelchair in the psychiatric unit of a hospital in Texas.

‘Woke up’ is the wrong term. She was conscious for the month she had already spent at Children's Medical Center Dallas, but to this...

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Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility

(111) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 3:21 PM

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Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report live at a developing scene. She is accustomed to working on the fly and pushing past yellow...

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As três perguntas de Mallika Chopra para levar uma vida com mais sentido

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 7:32 PM

Mallika Chopra foi criada para ser uma pessoa conectada e autoconsciente. Mas, há dois anos, estava em frente a um grupo de pessoas sentindo-se estranhamente desconectada.

Estava dando uma aula de meditação e era como se não estivesse ali.

“Estava falando com o público, mas não estava presente....

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Serena Williams: 'Tive que fazer as pazes com o meu corpo e me amar'

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 2:57 PM

Serena Williams é a melhor jogadora de tênis que existe. Ela ganhou o Aberto da França no início deste mês, acumulando 20 títulos Grand Slam - um feito verdadeiramente incrível. O único número que ela está perseguindo agora é o de 22 Grand Slams, recorde da...

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Meet The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober

(172) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:51 AM

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Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret.

He has a 20-year background as a fitness trainer and used to be an actor -- but now when he gets a phone call...

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Serena Williams: 'I Had To Come To Terms With Loving Myself'

(111) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Serena Williams is the best tennis player in the game. She won the French Open earlier this month, which brings her to 20 Grand Slam titles -- a truly incredible accomplishment. The only number she is chasing now is 22 Grand Slams, a record held...

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Mallika Chopra's Method For Leading A More Meaningful Life Involves 3 Simple Questions

(4) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 5:16 PM

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Mallika Chopra was raised to be a connected, self-aware person. But two years ago, she stood in front of a group of people, feeling eerily detached.

She was leading a meditation class and it was as if she wasn’t there.


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A vida dele era dominada pela ansiedade. Até ele começar a meditar

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 2:44 PM

Um estúdio de 45 metros quadrados no centro de Manhattan está se tornando um templo para os ansiosos, os sobrecarregados de trabalho e os curiosos. São 26 lugares.

Pelas janelas, você enxerga os táxis presos no engarrafamento da 5ª Avenida e, se encostar o nariz no vidro, consegue ver a...

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Women, Please Stop Watching 'Goodfellas'

(446) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 11:44 AM

This is a public service announcement: Women are only allowed to like movies about women -- because apparently, it’s all we can understand!

At least that's how The New York Post's film critic Kyle Smith feels. He declared that women are “not capable of understanding” the six-time...

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20 Things I've Learned as the Daughter of a Single Parent

(11) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 7:58 PM


For most of my life, when I hear the term "single mother," I do not think of my mom. She is a widow. My father died of lung cancer when he was 44. My mom was 39, I was 2, my brother was 5...

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The Creator Of 'Transparent' Is Helping To Change The World Behind The Scenes, Too

(17) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 8:50 AM

Amazon's original series "Transparent" follows a family's journey as their patriarch, played by Jeffrey Tambor, transitions to become her authentic self, Maura Pfefferman. Her three adult children experience the journey differently and grapple with their own issues of sexuality, identity and boundaries. Note: the show is a comedy.

“Transparent” has...

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Why Maria Bello Stopped Labeling Her Sexuality

(37) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 1:19 PM

When Maria Bello took the stage at TED Women last week in Monterey, California, she focused on one thing: labels. She spoke about the labels we give ourselves and the labels we assign to others, encouraging the audience to examine both.

In 2013, Bello wrote a column for The New...

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There Had Never Been A TED Talk About Abortion -- Until Now

(218) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 4:55 PM

As the abortion debate continues in the United States, Aspen Baker is calling for a new kind of conversation. She took the stage at TED Women on Friday in Monterey, Calif. and carved out a little piece of history while doing so. No TED Talk had ever focused...

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How The 'Fairy Godmother Of Makeovers' Did The Biggest Makeover Of All On Herself

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 12:53 PM

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Suze Yalof Schwartz, the founder of Unplug Meditation, at her studio in Los Angeles.

Imagine having your dream job. And then walking away from it -- on a dare.

Suze Yalof Schwartz was named the “fairy godmother of makeovers” by the...

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Roxane Gay: ‘We Demand Perfection Of Feminists. We Do Not Need To Do That.'

(96) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 12:18 PM

Roxane Gay has become known as a 'bad feminist.'

The label comes from her August 2014 book's title, a collection of essays which challenged how we define and interact with feminism. In it, Gay discusses why she doesn’t live up to the label, all the ways she’s a...

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Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

(177) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 5:43 PM

A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats.

From inside the studio windows, you peer over taxi cabs crowding 5th Avenue below and if you put your nose right up to the...

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Lily Tomlin And Jane Fonda Break Down Myths About Feminism Like The Bosses They Are

(79) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 10:50 AM

“One of the tenets of feminism is that we shouldn’t give up who we are, or feel that in order to be OK in life, we have to be attached to a certain kind of man. I can say that because that was how I lived for a long time,”...

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14 cose da non dire mai ad una donna che ha perso suo padre

(9) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Mio padre è morto quando avevo 2 anni. Le uniche cose che conservo di lui sono i ricordi degli altri. Forse è per questo che le fotografie hanno una specie di potere magico su di me: sono le uniche prove della sua esistenza.

Col passare degli anni sono sempre...

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14 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Lost Her Father

(91) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 2:36 PM


I was 2 years old when my father died. The only things I remember about him are other people’s memories. It’s probably why photographs hold such a magical power over me -- they are my only way of proving that...

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