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Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

Leadership Matters: Never Too Many Leaders

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

No one is immune to the need for leadership. There are already too many followers in our world, and the oft-quoted idea that only 1 percent of the population leads the many is actually true. This is not an effective, humane or sustainable paradigm for humankind.

I Challenge Your Selfie

Susan Vernicek | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Susan Vernicek

Why do you take and share a selfie? Is it for attention? To build confidence? To build a brand or to entertain? To express? Or to simply and authentically keep your friends, family, and fans up to date on what's going on in your life?

On Raven-Symoné and Erasing Black Lesbian Identity

Dinean Robinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Dinean Robinson

Refusing a label or claiming humanism does not excuse Raven from the responsibility she bears as a participant in communities where people are fighting and dying to exist. Nor does it help deconstruct the racist, homophobic systems prevalent in America.

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.

What Sexy Might Be

Susan Cohen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Susan Cohen

Even if we don't rush out to get the products themselves, we take the idea about What Sexy Is home with us and let it live there, we make space for it inside of ourselves.

Lorde's True Identity Is Revealed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

She'll never be a royal, so Lorde may just have to settle for being a 45-year-old geologist from Colorado. Wednesday night, "South Park" shocked th...

The Weight of Things

Monica Parker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Monica Parker

Its mid-morning and I know, I know, I should have already been out in full head-to-toe Lycra mufti, burning off the butter I slathered on my bedtime s...

5 Signs You're Stepping into Your Feminine Power

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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."

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

If Your Future Self Came Back to Visit You, How Would You Know They Were Really You?

Quora | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weird News
Quora

There is no absolutely foolproof solution, but you can greatly reduce the risk. The key is preparation.

What Does It Mean to Be Latino? Everyone Brandishes the Term, but There Are Many Meanings and Interpretations

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Andres T. Tapia

When we say "Latino" or "Hispanic," are we referring to the first-, second-, third-, or fourth-generation Latino? The baby boomer, generation X, or millennial Latino? The English-, Spanish-, or Spanglish-dominant Hispanic? The Peruvian immigrant or the Honduran American born in Wichita? Or any of the other hyphenated Latinos coming from 27 different national heritages?

What's in a Name?

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Rahfin Faruk

I, an immigrant, consider myself to be an American. But I hope being considered an American doesn't cost me my Bengali name.

An Ethnicity Conversation Your Adoptive Child Wants You to Have

Elizabeth Connolly | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Connolly

My experience with being a transnational, transracial adoptee, for example, is not uncommon, especially among Asian American adoptees from China and Korea. For several summers during my childhood I attended Culture Camp (also Heritage Camp) for Asian adoptees.

Painting Self-Portraits Helped Me Transition Into My Transgender Identity

Casey Hoke | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I was in my freshman year of high school when I realized just how painful it was to see myself in the mirror as I was: a 14-year-old girl on the brink of puberty. Speaking as a 17-year-old boy, it makes a lot of sense now -- my appearance struck conflict with my identity.

Globalization and Interconnectedness: A Global Grocery Story for Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

For centuries, we as a race have been migrating to different lands, exchanging goods, services and ideas to improve our lives. "With globalization our interconnectedness and interdependence have grown."

Why I Wrote A Book About A Transgender Child

Jessica Herthel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

My husband and I looked at each other and breathed sighs of relief. They got it. Or at least, they got enough of it. I had told them that Jazz was a girl born with a boy body and yet never once did it occur to my girls to refer to Jazz as "he" or "him."

'Whisper In My Mask' Explores The Stunning Complexities Of Disguise

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

The first thing that caught our attention about 2014's TarraWarra Biennial was its deliciously intriguing title, "Whisper in My Mask." The second was ...

Quest for identity - orphans of the narrative

Ziyah Gafic | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Ziyah Gafic

These are simple objects: clocks, keys, combs, glasses. They are the things that victims of genocide in Bosnia carried with them on their final journe...

The Benefits of Cliques

Andrew Smiler | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Andrew Smiler

Part of being an American teenager means some effort to answer the question "who am I?" Being a member of a particular clique provides one answer to tha

Nickname Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

Why do we twist and turn and squeeze the name till we come up with our own version of a carefully thought about form of address? And this is a universal phenomenon, more in some countries than others.

I Am Who I Am

Coming of Faith | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

I can't count the number of hours that I've waited with (literally) bated breath, hoping and praying that someone will say "Of course you're Egyptian! I could totally tell." But I think what I've really always wanted to hear is, "You belong with us."

When the Image I See In the Mirror Isn't Just My Own

Jamie Krug | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Krug

I don't share my life, or my marriage, or my children, or my accomplishments, or my setbacks, or my fears, or my dreams with her.

Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Jen Simon | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother.