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How to Create a “Love Rulebook”

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Create a “Love Rulebook”

  Create Love/ShaRon Jamison/ July 21, 2014     I love love! I love the feel of love. I love what love stands for and for what love has the potential to create. I love that love is liberating, stimulating and empowering; love is magical to me. But even though love is an amazing feeling, […]

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#IAmStrongerThan, Di Thomas & Her Journey To Healing

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
#IAmStrongerThan, Di Thomas & Her Journey To Healing

A Gurlz Guide is a multi media platform supporting opportunities for healing, dialogue and reconciliation in personal and community spaces.  When we came across the #Iamstrongerthan movement, we had to get behind it and support it any way we could.   #Iamstrongerthan is the idea of Di Thomas.  An activist, actress, model, photographer and world […]

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Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not An Apology & #WhenWeSayYEs

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not An Apology & #WhenWeSayYEs

  Award winning Poet, Activist and Transformational Leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. Sonya is Founder of the intersectional international movement, The Body is Not An Apology, a global movement committed to radical self-love and body empowerment. Founded in 2011 by internationally acclaimed poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body […]

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Gratitude for Gratitude Girl

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gratitude for Gratitude Girl

This weekend, Gratitude Rising Foundation and Events hosted, Gratitude Girl , a 5 day marathon of empowering, educating, and fun events. It’s mission was to bring together folks from the LGBTQ community of Richmond and surrounding cities to party and network with a purpose; to raise money to  provides assistance to LGBTQ women undergoing treatment for various forms of cancer. Yesterday, […]

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LGBTQ Self-Identified Women of Color: Are We Whole?

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ Self-Identified Women of Color: Are We Whole?

  ELIXHER/Nicole Le Blanc/ June 30, 2014     “But I gotta get up, I gotta, gotta, gotta get up…” Jill Scott sings sweetly to me, rousing me from the world of dreams. The sun is rising, rays of light penetrating cotton candy clouds. As I lay there, I know that before I do anything…if I […]

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5th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 41 Days

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
5th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 41 Days

There is a target on the heads of Black Trans Women. Our future is being threatened.     The lives of our young people are are at stake. Goddess Queen Sister Mia Henderson was found murdered in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue in Northwest Baltimore around 8:00am on Wednesday, July 15, 2014. She was […]

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Little Boxes: 6 Ways to Make Room for Bigger Truths

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Little Boxes: 6 Ways to Make Room for Bigger Truths

  Everyday Feminism/Bree Ervin/July 7, 2014   Originally published on Everyday Feminism and cross-posted here with their permission.   In our hyper-connected, media rich world, our kids are hit daily by thousands of images, sound bites, and peer interactions telling them what it means to be male or female, what their sexuality is supposed to look like, […]

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Nobody Gets to Tell My Sons What It Means to Be a Man!

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nobody Gets to Tell My Sons What It Means to Be a Man!

Huff Post/Amelia/May 9, 2014 This is the story of three little boys raised by the same two parents: a stay-at-home dad and a work-away-from-home mom. They were given the same gender-neutral toys as babies. They have a multiracial and multicultural community and extended family. And like most siblings, they are very different kids. Boy #1: This […]

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On Wednesdays We Eat Chocolate~ Coming Out To My Parents…as a writer.

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
On Wednesdays We Eat Chocolate~ Coming Out To My Parents…as a writer.

  Chocolate Wednesdays/Lanee/ July 8, 2014   I’ve been outed by my cousin. I knew that this would happen as soon as I linked my Facebook to my Instagram account. I knew my family members would find the link to my blog and share their sentiments about it, during our then, upcoming family reunion. When […]

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How to Love A Broken Woman

| July 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
How to Love A Broken Woman

  Create Love/Imani Evans/July 7, 2014   Every woman has a little girl inside of her. For some women that little girl experienced pain beyond anything she could imagine. Those of us who made it through the pain, on the other side, have become survivors. We are survivors of many things, such as various forms […]

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