How to Make a Life

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Her absence rings most empty at the breakfast table. Every morning, my dad starts the coffee maker, drops his raisin bread in the toaster and slowly opens the blinds covering the window over the sink. Squinting through the glass, he takes note of the temperature outside, the amount of bird seed left in each feeder, […]

When Love Hurts: Reflections from the Other Side

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[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of emotional abuse + suicidal thoughts] By M. “You can commit yourself, or I will have you committed,” Robert, my therapist, said to me. I’d been in therapy for about a year. The small paneled office had been a lifeline for me over the previous several months, but today it felt like […]

She Talks to Angels

N_Kelli

They alight with the alacrity of a spring morning. Noisy chirps and flutterings abound. Winged bodies bounce from perch to perch, finding place. It’s dismal outside, but even these Cimmerian days can’t rain on their parade, that much is clear. Clawed feet pick and scratch at the earth. Beaks open and close while their tiny […]

Nobel + Noble: Good News for Girls

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Women Celebrate! Oh, you knew there was going to be a little party over here this month. Kudos to Malala Yousafzai, co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize! It’s easy to forget that Malala is still so young, but this 17-year-old is investing her life to change the world for girls. Taking a moment in my […]

In Tech, on Waves, in Space…Good News for Girls

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  Women flexing grey matter! Maryam Mirzakhani, from Iran, is the first woman to take the world’s top math prize. Brittany Wenger created a cloud app that cheaply and effectively diagnoses cancer. At the age of 19. After teaching herself to code at 12. Slacker! Some very cool vintage images of women inventing important aspects […]