The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

The Importance Of Autism Awareness Through A Mother’s Eyes

By Alicia Taylor Autism has become such a buzzword today that it’s practically a household word. Words like Asperger’s syndrome slip off people’s tongues in casual conversation. In fact, so many people know it that many people don’t take it seriously anymore. I recently read a touching a news story about a girl who ordered […]

Mommy!! Can You Hear Me?

Mommy!! Can You Hear Me?

By Tracy Madlener I have written many opinion pieces on parenting and I’m always surprised that I don’t have more hate mail sitting in my inbox at the end of my day.  I am downright harsh on bad parenting but I am also the first one to admit when I’ve made a mistake.  I mean […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

By: Nora Lee (Guest Columnist) Yes, you heard me right. Let’s talk about sex.  This is going to get a bit personal… I was a child of parents who never talked about sex. I was taught about menstrual cycles and the anatomically correct name for our bodies in school and from Judy Bloom. When I had […]

Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

By Amanda Fox Marriage equality and the legislation of love is a hot topic right now, but it is also a very personal topic for me as well. For anyone who is unaware, I am a lesbian. I have a partner and we have a family. We have all the same concerns and responsibilities as […]

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

By Alicia Taylor Have you seen all the advice to women to keep themselves and avoid getting raped? 1. Make sure your windows are locked so that no one can sneak in. So much for opening the windows come spring time to blow out the winter doldrums. 2. Never walk alone. Forget about that much […]

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

By Barbara Farina After the publication of yesterday’s column (which I believe is excellent), there were several responses to it received by some  of us. Luckily, I have to say that the article was generally well received.   But as always, there are people who never ceases to amaze me. In this case, it was […]

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

Product Of My Generation

Product Of My Generation

By Alicia Taylor Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and really examining my life and its twist and turns. Why has my life been so different than what my parents raised me to be? It has had its ups and downs. This life has known its share of experience building poor decisions. Like […]

Spicie Woman Barbara Farina

Spicie Woman Barbara Farina

By Barbara Farina I think the best way to start this is to tell my story from the time I was born. I was born in Argentina in 1975, during the military dictatorship where many people were killed and missing due to their ideals or political beliefs. For some, it was just for being a […]

My Mom Always Said Girls Were Made Of Sugar & Spice

My Mom Always Said Girls Were Made Of Sugar & Spice

By Knikkolette Church I swear I remember walking up the aisle to the cockpit to sit on the pilot’s lap even though I wasn’t even two. I had my second birthday here in the states. Born in Seoul, South Korea, I was adopted and one of the only non-Caucasian students in a tiny school in […]