Encouraging/Empowering Others

NEVER SACRIFICE YOURSELF

I want to tell you that a woman can make her life better on her own. This story still hurts inside. And because I see them on social networks and in life sometimes, and I always remember...

From English literature to Robotics

Growing up I wanted to be an engineer, but was told that it work reserved for men. I wanted to be in the army but my entire family opposed this dream. I thought I could be a journalist but...

Your Words and Your Vote

Over the 48 hours since the news broke about the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Row v. Wade, I have cried, screamed, talked with many people, considered the various actions I can...

When your body says “Reset”

I don’t know what to call this feeling, but recently i have just been tired, not from doing anything, but one moment am okay, and the next one am battling whether to complete that...

Madison Story

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to rape and trafficking. Hi my name is Madison kokes I am from Nebraska I had always struggled in life...

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i am thirteen years old and i have an overwhelming amount to say. i am also autistic, so i struggle with words. i was seven years old when i was formally introduced to diet culture. it...

Birth trauma

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to childhood rape This is my story, a story I have bottled up inside me for the last 5 years. I...

Forgive Yourself

I wanted to focus on self-forgiveness, for blaming ourselves for justifying and normalizing violence. I think [violence] is often happening in our society, but I think a lot of...