It’s hard to notice how many times a day society reminds you of sex’s importance until someone says you might never be able to have it.
The world needs emotional women – but the fear of failure can often hold them back.
One activist recounts her experiences with an insatiable anger against the world, the burnout that followed and why she finally decided to give up.
My mouse hovered over White. Then Black. Other?
Do you identify as coming from a diverse cultural background: Yes ( ) No ( )
Being a feminist and working in the fitness industry often feels like something of an oxymoron.
The doctor doesn’t eye me suspiciously before printing the prescriptions like I expected he would; he just flat-out refuses while staring at the screen. He says he wants a letter from my previous GP. How do I explain that I don’t have a GP? How can I detail my thirteen-year career as a consumer of mental health service – from Canberra to Newcastle, Sydney to Cooma, and back to Canberra.
Instead of looking for strength, what I wish someone had told me is to find a way to be content again and to just do the thing that makes you happy. Strength can wait.
In that moment, I heard my daughter’s heartbeat for the first time, and even though I was afraid to admit it until later, I knew then that I was going to be someone’s mother. It was the right decision for me, even though it was difficult and even though it isn’t the right decision for everyone. So, I made it work.
CW: sexual assault, sexual harassment, victim-blaming A Dear John letter to her abuser that explores the difficulty of saying “me too.
An anonymous money diary.