Finding Her Magic

Finding Her Magic

By Andrea Costrino As I read her words, “Would you PLEASE consider a guest blog on my website? Your writing is so inspiring and real. I just love it.”……… Instant, full-body chills of excitement washed over me. A feeling that was...
Pink and Pearls

Pink and Pearls

by Vennessa Walker Pink and Pearls in honor of the First but not the Last Madame Vice President. I debated which string to wear for today’s historic inauguration: the pearls my mother gave me or the ones I got for myself? As I considered each, I realized that if every...
My Weight and Body Image Battle

My Weight and Body Image Battle

If I had a nickel for every time I felt shitty about myself because of my weight, I would be rich. Filthy, stinkin’ rich. Like, Bill Gates rich.  Feeling unhappy with my body and my weight has been a running loop both in the background and in the forefront of my...
Tales from Mars, An Apology

Tales from Mars, An Apology

by Rene’ The death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is a great loss for our country, women in particular and it is a loss I feel very deeply.  Whether or not you agree with her opinions and decisions, there is no denying she was monumental in advancing women’s rights...
The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

The High Cost of Self-Consciousness

by Susan S. I’ve been told that when I was around 2 or 3 years old, I was very friendly and outgoing, always laughing and talking to people. My parents were in charge of the dorms at a boarding school/convent and the nuns who lived there knew and loved me as a happy...