Not far enough

Things you hear while fighting for equality: “We’ve come so far, what more do you want?” “Just stop whining.” “Why is there a women’s march when there’s already equality?” “That racism stuff happened so long ago.” Well, if you ever go to Atlanta—which you so should—you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t pay […]

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Seventeen too Many

Seventeen. Seventeen was the age I was my senior year in high school. Seventeen is the amount of times I would write Mrs. Courtney LastNameOfCrush in my notebook. Seventeen is the name of the magazine I learned makeup tips from. Seventeen is the amount of seconds it took to get up the courage to dance […]

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Love Your Damn Self!

How many times have we heard, “To be loved, you must first learn to love yourself!”? It’s one of the most commonly said things when it comes to relationship and dating advice, and when we broach the topic of the “L word”. It’s one of those things that, at least for me, has become kind […]

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Let’s Change the Dialogue

We hear complaints all the time. If the food at a restaurant comes out cold, the customer will complain and send it back. If an employee makes a mistake, their boss will reprimand them. If our friend or partner says or does something we don’t appreciate, we let them know, and if someone is trailing […]

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I Need Some Me Time

Our generation is sooo connected. If someone doesn’t answer us within 5 minutes of sending them a text, we automatically assume they’re “ghosting” us. I’m sorry, but that’s such bull$#*!. We have read receipts so we know for exactly how long someone is ignoring us, Instagram likes to make sure people are acknowledging everything we […]

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Peace and Love, Folks

We are born as essentially blank slates. We are taught almost everything we do, think, and know. We learn how to walk, talk, eat, and interact with one another and with the world in which we live. Most of us are taught to love one another, to appreciate the diversity of the world, to embrace […]

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