Dating + Relationships

Brave Enough

Brave Enough

We couldn’t survive the hurt Our injured, tattered, fragmented souls had weathered too much and we couldn’t weather each other any longer I tried to love you back to me Tried to love you back to life but life didn’t agree…

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Jackie Filer

Jackie Filer is a freelancer in the entertainment world. She works in television, theatre and film in a multitude of aspects; covering any ground that needs to be covered. New York has laid a stake in her and Jackie now calls the city home. Any spare time she has you will find her drinking wine with her girls or on the top of a mountain discovering new perspectives on life.

Why Did You Kill My Sister?

Why Did You Kill My Sister?

“To rise, first you must burn.” ― Hiba Fatima Ahmad Dear Mike, When you were alive, I never quite knew the day of your birthday. Kay had to inform me the day you were born–“Oh, did you know it’s Mike’s birthday…

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Kim Sisto Robinson

Kim Sisto Robinson is a mother, lover, poet, writer, educator, obsessive blogger, lover of cats, cheese puffs, chocolate chips cookies, Sylvia Plath, addicted to books, women’s stories, walking with audio books ( Lolita was off the charts!), and powerful, transformative words. Her work has appeared in Scary Mommy, Bella On Line, Glass Woman, Migrations, Rebelle Society, and Feminine Collective. She created her blog, My Inner Chick, to honor her sister, Kay, whom was murdered by her estranged husband in 2010. Her mission is to give “Voice” to all women without one. She was honored the "Men As Peacemaker's Award" in 2015 for her work with domestic violence.

Thank You Ashley Judd:  Politically Incorrect (but true) Advice From A Guy On Sexual Harassment

Thank You Ashley Judd: Politically Incorrect (but true) Advice From A Guy On Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment: sex·u·al ha·rass·ment_noun_harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. My wife and I were out with another couple a few weeks ago when…

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Michael Bunker

Michael Bunker was born in Baltimore and spent his childhood in Seattle and Whidbey Island WA. When Michael left his childhood behind, he became a fashion model and later a digital and retouch professional, while living in Paris and NYC. Michael is alumni of Washington State University, University of London and Seattle University. Michael lives with the love of his life, their three sons, two chihuahuas and a German Shepard. He still makes time for his favorite hobbies; photography, snowboarding, movie watching, boating, exercise, politics, reading, fishing (Masters Boat Captains License) and finding the right whiskey or bottle of wine.

Vehicles and Men

Vehicles and Men

If it has tires or testicles, it’s going to give you problems. The bumper sticker was catchy and summed my life up to a capital T. I reckon I’ve had as many relationships as I’ve had cars, and at the age…

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Connie Cook

Connie lives in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada and when she’s not working at her real job as a Registered Nurse, aka the one that pays the bills, she writes. Her short stories have been published by Pacific Magazines in Australia, commuterlit.com. Many moons ago, she wrote a weekly children’s fiction column for the Guelph Mercury. She also admits to being a servant to her two black cats. Her short story about one of them was published by a Chicken Soup for the Soul series titled “My very good, very bad cat.” Connie’s motto is “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Leaving My Ex Sparked Decades of Unintended Consequences

Leaving My Ex Sparked Decades of Unintended Consequences

“My name is Precious, how can I help you?” “I think I need to go to your shelter,” I blurted. My daughters, still both in diapers, were wailing in the background. The battered women’s shelter. Never had I thought I would…

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Lizbeth Meredith

Lizbeth Meredith's memoir Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters is a 2017 IPPY Award silver medalist. She blogs at www.lameredith.com, is a contributor to A Girls’ Guide To Travelling Alone by Gemma Thompson, and is the author of When Push Comes to Shove: How to Help When Someone You Love Is Being Abused. A former domestic violence advocate, Lizbeth has worked with at-risk teens for nearly two decades as a juvenile probation supervisor.

Sage/Slut/Phoenix

Sage/Slut/Phoenix

Dictionaries are filled with words used to insult women: whore, tart, and tramp, for starters. But no word equals slut for its power to degrade and wound one half of the population. Interestingly, there’s no male equivalent of the word slut.…

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Paula R. Hilton

Paula R. Hilton is a novelist who explores the ways deeply flawed people can still be forces of good in the world. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA from the University of New Orleans. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion website, and NPR’s This I Believe, as well as in a number of literary journals, including The Tulane Review, Kalliope, and Ellipsis. Hilton’s debut novel, Little Miss Chaos, received the Kirkus star for books of exceptional merit. The novel was also a short-listed finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and selected as a 2016 Best Indie Teen Read by Kirkus. She lives in Florida with her husband, son, and daughter and is working on Daphne and the Delirious Girls, her second book for young adults.

In This Moment

In This Moment

He brings me watermelon cubes in bed, in a kind act of sharing a favorite treat of his with me. I see him so clearly then for what he is: human, flawed, stormy, kind, beautiful, caring, and perfectly made for me.…

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Aja B.

Aja wears a colorful spectrum of professional hats including many years as a model, wellness coach, project manager, and horse rider. She is a prolific writer and is now prioritizing publishing. She surrendered her life to Jesus several years ago and since then has experienced an incredible amplification of life and purpose. She knows in a deeper way now more than ever before that love and forgiveness are real and by using these tools we can heal the world.

Jacta Alea Est

Jacta Alea Est

The other night, after we both took back-to back-potty runs at 1 AM, my wife Alison and I settled back in bed. As I expected, she immediately fell asleep to her usual nightmare of annoyances: grunting, snorting, scratching and drooling. As…

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