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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 that moment...
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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...
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Casondra Brewster: Let Me Tell You About Crazy

This mother of a mentally ill son is sick of hearing moms at the playground complaining about their “crazy kids.”   I cringe every...
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Shefali Desai: Why Sanctuary Cities Should Be Called Safe and Lawful Cities

My children, like so many Americans, have a keen sense of justice. But this means different things to different people. Take the word “sanctuary,”...
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Ariel Gore: Dear Family Values

  The Republican Party Has ALWAYS RELIED ON Race-Baiting, Slut-Shaming, Homophobia, Christian Superiority, and Nuclear Family Supremacy Dear Family Values, When Maia and I...
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Eve Lyons: Dear School System

My son is three and a half. He is entering a public pre-K school in September. Please don’t fuck it up. Dear School System, My...