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On being a Mrs.

When I met my husband, he was a big deal. He wouldn’t say that, he’s a humble guy. But I’ll shout it from the rooftops. Not […]
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Why I want to learn to fight.

20 years ago I stood in a white T-shirt and jeans in a group of kids who were stammering to answer a police officer’s questions about […]
I remember this photo so well. I was 13 and consumed at the time with the notion that I was going to die of some terrible disease because of my assault. I spent most of the holiday sitting on this swing hoping someone would come to talk to me about it. I felt very alone.

The day I forgave my abuser.

When I think back to the child I was then, I feel so much compassion for her. I didn’t think of myself as a child then. […]
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I can’t believe I’m writing about supplements

I get emails regularly from supplement companies. They want me to review a product, become a direct distributor or work as an affiliate. I’ve never been […]

What’s up with feminism?

I want to talk about this. But to start, I want you to know that I am not interested as an activist or as a human […]
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How I set boundaries on the internet.

It’s late. My bedtime routine that I have so carefully crafted is long overdue. But when I get a bug in my ear about something I […]
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I dropped out of college. The success story.

My college experience was both inspired and rocky. I had long bouts of depression where I hardly left my room. I slept through presentations and truly […]
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Marriage is hard: Why I do it anyway

I didn’t necessarily aspire to be married. Neurotically obsess over why “no one wanted me?” Occasionally present as a “crazy ex-girlfriend” due to overwhelming belief I […]
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Being a good woman: The definitive guide to wearing make-up

Last week I wrote a piece about exploring my own relationship with make-up. I could tell I hit on something because the responses were varied and […]
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Does make-up make Mommy beautiful?

The first time I put on make-up in front of my daughter she was just a few days old. She was lying there like a tiny […]
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Love and “obligation” (why I shaved half my head).

“Are you shaving your head too?” This question kept popping up as I explained my upcoming trip to people in my life. I was heading to […]
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9 lessons that helped me stop dreading my life.

On a recent weekday morning I woke up with a distinctly different feeling in my body than I can ever recall experiencing. I habitually began my […]