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Release Me.

Years spent attempting to destroy myself Never a break given Convinced to have done more Could have screamed Should have fought harder...

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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...

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No

The roses, I got the thorns. The candles, I got burnt. The virgin’s blood, mine bled from the heart. You took without asking, to you,...

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The Fight

You wrecked the party I was having fun, we had driven for hours You played the same card as usual I was angry, your timing was dire You...

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Do I Have To Tell You?

I was so stupid when I found out I was pregnant. I had no idea. I was 14 years old. That I didn't know missing my period meant...

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Rocks and Cameras

Then, in a wine soaked haze, I realize what the worst part about this is.We are always on guard against the men in the streets. The ones...

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stalking

Hello, I have thought about the note you gave me on Monday. I do not want you to contact me again. I do not want any phone calls or notes....

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TRAFFIC

I was dumber than shit when Big C started talking to me. Don’t know what I was thinking, guess I kinda liked the attention from the new...

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Conscious Capitalism® Issues Statement on Whole Foods CEO Link to Alleged Sex Abuser

Business ethics organization founded by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey releases statement on his ties to former Rabbi Marc Gafni. Conscious...

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Why I Won’t Spend $1 at Whole Foods

I would like to believe, that we are a country built on assured values. One value that most of us would hopefully agree on is that sexual...

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After the Women’s Marches, Grab Your Wallet 2.0

Millions of people participated in Women’s Marches in 673 cities around the globe on Saturday. The marches across the U.S. marked the...

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Is Whole Foods CEO’s Loyalty to Alleged Sex Abuser a Disloyalty to $WFM Investors?

We’re living in a world in which the President-elect can brag in the most vulgar terms about groping women, and dismiss it as...

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Empty Handed

I built a fort around myself I thought you could not get through- Steel and nails so high I thought I could prevent you— From ever...

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BARK B*TCH

I think about renouncing my gender of woman often, even knowing it won’t change what’s happened to me already because of my womanhood.

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All I Can Do

I feel the malevolent thunder coming from the Right a howling nativistic storm led by the Orange monster swirling and marshaling for their...

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Donald Trump, Rape and the Final Taboo

When I first entered the world of social media it was mainly for fun: finding like-minded people, sharing stuff about favourite TV shows...

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Conscious Capitalism, It’s On Us

“Courage is turning toward hard truth, not turning away.” This quote appeared last week on the Facebook page of Brené Brown, popular...

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The Red-Dyed Shirt

She dresses tonight in a red-dyed shirt. Gauzy fabric brushes her shoulders Cool, sexy, and perfect for a summer party. She recalls when it...

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Swiss Army Knife Girl Makes a Stand

Daddy always said, don’t start fights. He said, if I hear you’ve been starting fights at school you’re going to be in big trouble,...

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It Was

Call it bad decision. Call it shame. Call it drunk, call it late. Call it alcohol, cold night, hazy memory. Call it body language, no...

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What I Don’t Remember

I remember the fire. I remember the warmth of it near my skin. The night was cold. He was with me. I remember his smile. I remember his...

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Green Eyes

Shame thought she was my friend, keeping me safe in silence, cocooned in the quiet knowledge of shared secrets. She didn’t mean to make...

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Can I Call You Later Tonight?

I am a nineteen year old young woman currently attending college. My major is English with a specific focus on Creative Writing. That is...

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Why I am Afraid to Call Myself a Feminist

I’m a feminist, but I’m growing shy about saying that. I have a lot of friends who are survivors of abuse and sexual trauma. I...

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Drip Down

Come closer and remember the time (in bizarre supplication) I kneeled naked in the shower. Water steaming around me loudly Water rushing...

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The Longest Conversation

The man in line behind us at the grocery store told my 11-year-old daughter that she had beautiful blue eyes like her mother. It was...

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