Going Vertical – An Interview With Pole Dancer Jillian Wilschke

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We discovered Jillian Wilschke completely by accident – but we’re so glad we did! We stumbled across her pole dancing blog – Pole Geek - and were immediately inspired. Starting pole in 2011, Jillian has now worked her way up to competitive pole dancing while establishing her own fantasy wear line. We caught up with...+

The 2015 Guide To Gratitude

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  Last year, just before the holiday season, I found myself going through a “quarter-life crisis.” I had recently quit my job, and was feeling really isolated, living an ocean away from my closest friends and hours away from my family. Not many people knew how miserable I was, because on paper, everything looked excellent....+

How Abusers Get Away With Murder

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I recently spotted this short Upworthy article titled The 4 Terrifying Dating Secrets Abusers Are Counting On You Not Knowing. The article highlights a GIF set from Leslie Morgan Steiner’s TED Talk, “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” In the four GIFs, Steiner is shown saying the following: “I did not know that the first step...+

Why You Should Be Furious About The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak

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It’s not the first time this has happened, and it unfortunately won’t be the last. Last weekend, an iCloud hack resulted in the release of several nude, sexually suggestive photos of female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton,  Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice Mary Elizabeth Winstead, teen Olympian sensation McKayla Maroney, Kim Kardashian,...+

Siren Phoenix Osceola: An Interview With A Plus-Size Model

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Siren Phoenix Osceola is a professional plus-size model based in Pennsylvania. She’s auditioned for America’s Next Top Model and been voted the 2013 Plus Model of the Year by the New York Fashion Association. Siren has already accomplished so much, but shows no sign of slowing down. Enjoy our interview with her and the breathtaking...+

ROAR: The game-changing safety device that’s going to keep women safe

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What if there was a way to ensure that every woman could go through her life feeling secure and fearless? Imagine a world where women could go about their lives without having to consciously avoid unprovoked attacks or attention. Yasmine Mustafa wants to create that world. Last November, women throughout Philadelphia were shaken when a 29-year-old woman...+

“Feminist Frank”: The Meme You Wish Were A Real Guy

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I’ve been a long-time fan of the internet’s Ryan Gosling feminism images (I don’t know one woman who isn’t, actually!) They’re funny, clever and prompt people to think about real issues that women face in our society! (If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled that the feminist Ryan Gosling images have been made into a BOOK! I...+

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family for Marrying Man She Loved

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In today’s already disturbing news I have stumbled upon recent news of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was “stoned to death” by her father and family for marrying the man she loved. Her name was Farzana Iqbal. “Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group...+

Cosmetics Queen Battles Against Skin Bleaching

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In the beauty industry so many people are pressured to have flawless skin, look a certain way, get up the employment chain through looks, and the horrible thought process of “looks are everything”. Looks are not everything. The heart and personality of people is what matters the most.  I recently read this article about skin bleaching. It...+