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Shari Winslow: Soft Targets

When I became a teacher, I didn’t realize that one of the expectations of my job would be to place my body between bullets...
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Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories, Into Winter

Here’s how I’ll remember this fall: the time when, 41 years after poems started running through my head nonstop when I was two, the...
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Jamie Wagman: The Making of a Gender Studies Professor

I do not speak about my childhood very much in public places.  In most settings it feels like it would be impolite or jarring....
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Inga Muscio: Scale of Sexual Predation

Like a bloated whale corpse wedged into a narrow river delta, back-clogging organic matter along with the detritus of self-absorption and disrespect until it...
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Savannah Slone – Unexpected: My Story of Teen Parenthood, Autism and Advocacy

I was seventeen years old and nearing my high school graduation when two pink lines whispered my fate on a cheap plastic stick. At...
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Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories, Halloween

  I am scared to write about how rough things are, because maybe then that will mean it’s true. I’m scared to write truthfully,...
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Read Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches, lace up your stompy boots, and go smash some patriarchy . . .

  Newsweek says it’s a must-read for the fall. Ms. Magazine calls it breathtaking. We Were Witches is out now from The Feminist Press....
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Linda Atwell: “Flop-on Operation” (Or When Your Daughter with Developmental Disabilities Decides to Get a Tubal Ligation)

Excerpted from Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs, a new memoir by Linda Atwell   In July, one week after our visit with...
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Elizabeth Bachner: Bedtime Stories, September, 2017

  And now I’m this mother, caught in fear and hate and tunnel vision in a world where everyone needs less of those things....
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Nina Packebush: Young Artist Turns School for Teenage Mothers into a Work of Art

The school, Florence Crittenton, commissioned mural artist Julia Rose Morgan to fire up her cans of spray paint and transform the exterior of the...