The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

By: Tracy Madlener I lived on my own at the age of fourteen.  Then again at fifteen, and one more time, this time, permanently at seventeen.  I’m sure you’re wondering how that can be?  Well, my mom remarried someone that I did not get along with, she had my little brother with this new man […]

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

By: Amanda Fox The Health Care Reform Act, Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as “Obamacare” (Whatever name you know it by) is possibly one of the most widely misunderstood pieces of legislation that has fallen under intense public scrutiny since the early days of the Social Security Act. Hey, just look how many different […]

Pro-choice or Pro-life: There Are Consequences To Both

Pro-choice or Pro-life: There Are Consequences To Both

By: Amanda Fox Pro-choice, Pro-life or Pro-birth – which are you? Don’t worry about answering, it’s a rhetorical question, but one that we do need to discuss one more time. No matter what group you fall into, you have made a choice. You’ve chosen the manner in which you view one of the most delicate […]

Confessions Of A Body Image Hypocrite

Confessions Of A Body Image Hypocrite

By: Amanda Fox I’m a hypocrite. I’ve told women for years to be happy with their bodies and general appearance. We’re all beautiful as we are. It’s not a matter of being a size, it’s about being healthy and comfortable with your body. When it comes to my own body image, however, none of that […]

Perception Of Female Beauty In The Media

Perception Of Female Beauty In The Media

By: Anise Smith When I thought about the perception of female beauty in the media, I immediately wanted to tackle it and I really felt like I had so much to say.  Then I started to give it some real thought and realized that my take on this topic would be very different than an […]

The War On Women: How Real Is It?

The War On Women: How Real Is It?

By: Amanda Fox The term “War on women” is tossed around so much lately that you could easily begin believing it is nothing more than a hollow buzzword being used to attract attention. As a woman, I wish that was the truth, but the fact of the matter is that there is a very real […]

When the Right to be Responsible is Taken Away

When the Right to be Responsible is Taken Away

By: Grace Alexander, Guest Contributor There’s a lot of talk these days about taking personal responsibility for one’s life and actions. This is particularly true when it comes to women. Politicians seem caught in a cycle of alternately trying to woo and trying to legislate women, and the words “take responsibility” come up a lot. […]

I think I’m Dying … No … It’s Just Menopause

I think I’m Dying … No … It’s Just Menopause

By: Anise Smith I very rarely take medications and I am rarely sick. Even after I had my son I just took Tylenol. This is why when something out of the ordinary happens, I dramatically believe that am dying. I instantly and hysterically think that I have some freakishly weird “whos-a-ma-gigit ” that grew overnight […]

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

By: Tracy Madlener  They told her that she would be rewarded.  They lured her to believe it was easy.  She believed her parents would never harm her.  She trusted them and followed their lead. Once she entered the room, her 8 year old body was restrained by grown women, her legs spread far apart and […]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In The Modern World

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In The Modern World

By: Carrie Eckles Female genital mutilation (FGM) or female genital cutting (FGC) is the partial or complete removal of the outer female genitalia. There are various forms of female genital mutilation, and they run the gamut from cutting of the clitoris to completely scraping out and gutting the vulva, and, in many cases, sewing it […]