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Trish Kelly

What My Eclipsed Run For Office Says About Vancouver Politics

Trish Kelly | July 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A couple weeks after I won my nomination, some bloggers started posting a monologue from my Fringe play. The monologue is a frank and funny take on the sex life of a single person and the ways single people can feel isolated in our culture. It also talks about masturbation. The monologue is certainly not the most frank or explicit piece of sex-positive work I have published or performed, but some bloggers had a heyday, and I was told this was just the beginning.
Timoria McQueen

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Timoria McQueen | July 28, 2014 | Black Voices
The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.
Emily Williams


Why We're Secretly Mad at our Grandmothers

Emily Williams | July 28, 2014 | Women
You need to give yourself a break and remind yourself that nothing is set in stone. You can always scale back or make a change if it doesn't feel right.
Nikki Gloudeman


Why Everybody Hates Blake Lively's New Website

Nikki Gloudeman | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
Blake Lively's new lifestyle website, Preserve, has been mercilessly mocked with fiendish, snarky glee since it debuted last Monday. And honestly, it's hard not to get behind the haters.
Carol Morgan


Why I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With The Bachelorette (and The Bachelor)

Carol Morgan | July 28, 2014 | Women
You see, I have two distinct sides to me: (1) The Academic, and (2) The Hopeless Romantic. I can talk about these shows from both sides of my mouth. So I'm going to give you a little insight into my crazy thoughts and explain my struggle.
Sarah Thomas

5 Ways to Find Romance in a Porn-Saturated World

Sarah Thomas | July 28, 2014 | Women
Human sexuality is complex. And porn is a facet of it that still incites ambiguity in me -- I don't have it all figured out.
Narelle Hill

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | July 28, 2014 | Women
A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.
Ginger Dean

Financial Abuse: 6 Signs and What You Can Do About it

Ginger Dean | July 28, 2014 | Money
Financial abuse is something that we rarely discuss openly since it is often insidious and wrapped up in the confines of what appears to be otherwise, a normal relationship. So what are the signs and what can be done about it?


Two Wars, Two Pregnancies and No Escape

CARE | July 28, 2014 | Impact
We are living between wars. You cannot understand how it feels not being able to move, to be trapped, to not even see family or friends. There is no dignity. We are frustrated and we do not know when it will end.
Maggie Hollander


Gender Equality: On Showing Early, Not Telling Later

Maggie Hollander | July 28, 2014 | Women
It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.

Retirement Planning 101: How to Save for the Future | July 28, 2014 | Money
No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

I Guess I'm Not OK

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | July 28, 2014 | Parents
Last night I lost it. It's been a long time since I felt helpless, panicked, visceral fear. The war, in an instant of a second, became personal and tangible and even more horrifying and terrifying.
Suzanne Leigh


Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | July 28, 2014 | Parents
But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.


5 Things to Do If You Are Having a Baby and Over 40

LearnVest | July 28, 2014 | Parents
While being an older parent has it perks -- like being more settled in your career and life, in general -- it also poses unique challenges, especially when it comes to money.
Olivia Cole

Lucy: Why I'm Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen

Olivia Cole | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
I love what Hollywood could be, but I must say that I don't love what it is. I can't accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.
Nadia Dawisha

Misee Harris: Why a Black Bachelorette May Matter More Than You Think

Nadia Dawisha | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
Pop culture visibility matters, and Misee Harris deserves to be part of it.
John McElhenney


How to Find Play, Fun and Love... Maybe

John McElhenney | July 28, 2014 | Women
When you think about the person you might like to be spending your Saturday afternoon and Saturday night with, where do you imagine you might be on any given Saturday afternoon?
Kristen Hewitt

My Best Day as a Mom, So Far

Kristen Hewitt | July 28, 2014 | Parents
My best day as a mom came about six months after my worst day as a mom.
Cara Joy David


Playing House Should Be Renewed, Now

Cara Joy David | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
Playing House -- created by, and primarily written by, its stars, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair -- is about best friends. It's really not about that much more than that.
Cierra Lockett


Policing Beauty: When Booty Is a Crime

Cierra Lockett | July 28, 2014 | Black Voices
We now live in a time in which Beyonce has made "bootylicious" a compliment, Jennifer Lopez is twerking, Meghan Trainor claims to be "bringing booty back," and Kim Kardashian is called hot for her selfies. However, the entertainment industry is still struggling to accept women's beauty in different sizes.
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