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Sasha Bronner
Sasha Bronner is a Senior Reporter 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

Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 7:12 PM

Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the nine years he spent in prison, he gave himself the name Shahid. It means "the witness" in Arabic.

At 16, Betts pled guilty to carjacking in Virginia and was in prison until...

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The Steps One Homeless Teen Took To Get A Full Ride To Yale

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Viviana Andazola Marquez ranks getting into Yale as the single proudest moment of her life. Her frank personal statement about growing up homeless was published by The New York Times as part of a collection of college essays about money. Being selected was as much a symbol for her as it...

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Why One Of The Best Athletes In The World Refuses To Compete

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 6:07 PM

In 2000, Laird Hamilton infamously surfed the most dangerous wave in the world. It was as tall as a seven-story building. He was 36 years old. Everybody flipped out.

It's just one example of how Hamilton has continued to disrupt the surfing world for over...

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Conoce a la pareja gay que está ayudando a cambiar lo que significa ser embajador de EEUU

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 6:13 AM

El diseñador Michael Smith y su pareja James Costos, con quien lleva ya quince años de relación, están acostumbrados al foco de las cámaras dentro de sus casas de Los Ángeles y de Palm Springs. Smith tiene un reconocido caché en el...

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Meet The Same-Sex Couple Who's Helping To Change What It Means To Be An American Ambassador

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Designer Michael Smith and his partner of 15 years, James Costos, are used to being photographed in their Los Angeles and Palm Springs homes. Smith's cachet in the architectural world is expansive -- but their move to Spain two years ago has put...

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Queer Rock Camp Is About More Than Music. It's About Identity.

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 5:40 PM

Editor's Note: The following story includes genderqueer subjects who identify with and use third person plural pronouns.  

It’s late June in Long Beach, California. Bass lines and drum counts echo through the halls of Temple Israel, where the teens inside learn to play rock music -- some...

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Why I'm Letting Go Of My Immune Disorder

(23) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 8:34 AM

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"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." -Henry Ellis

I'm letting go of you, body. I'm letting go of the welts and the bumps, the bruising from needles. I'm letting go of shallow breaths, fuzzy...

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20 cosas que he aprendido al ser hija de una "madre soltera"

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 1:00 AM

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Cuando oigo el término "madre soltera" no pienso en mi madre. Ella es una viuda. Mi padre murió de cáncer de pulmón a los 44 años. Mi madre tenía 39 años, yo dos, mi hermano cinco y mis hermanastros del primer matrimonio de mi padre...

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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

(113) 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'

(112) 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

(12) 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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