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Riches, And The Things Money Can Never Buy

It’s easy to forget sometimes all the things we have, when all the things we ‘don’t’ have seem to take up all our mental energy and time. We catch ourselves subconsciously comparing our friend’s lives to ours, houses, material things, and forget about all the beautiful things life has given us. The moments, the families, the loving bonds that truly can’t compare to each other’s experiences because they are unique to each life. I’ve had a few conversations this week with friends who are financially stressed the fuck out. But…

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Women shout out sexism in the music industry

Just a few days ago, Nathaniel Khaleel wrote in an article on Policymag “Women are by and large the most victimized by the music industry, on multiple fronts. The label would lose its mind if a female artist did anything to shatter her image as a femme-fatale or appear anything other than ultra-sexual and provocative. The ubiquitous double standard in regards to sexual behavior is the most obvious example — where men can speak about women in sultry ways and aggrandize their own ego, women must be perceived as powerless and abject…

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Father to daughter: I’m sorry I used to be a sexist

With Father’s Day taking place earlier this month, I felt this was a valid subject to talk about – perhaps one that many fathers could relate to. Has having a daughter opened your eyes to the sexism and challenges that women are facing, that your daughter will one day face? Mo Ellieithee is a Democratic political consultant in Washington, DC, and was a traveling press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is also the father of a three-year old girl. I was the guy who didn’t even notice all…

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Take Back The Night: Shatter the silence, stop the violence

On April 25th, I attended my first Take Back The Night (TBTN) event in Philadelphia. A girlfriend of mine had told me about this event and it was right up my alley – a great community event for Beutiful and its message really resonated with me. Take Back The Night is an international call to communities to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence. Before I was guided to this event by a friend, I hadn’t heard of TBTN. So here’s some history: The first documented Take Back The…

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