The Childfree Choice

by I.C.

Throughout my childhood, insofar as I ever thought ahead to my adult domestic life, I assumed I would do exactly as my mother had done.  I thought the ideal plan was to get married straight out of college, wait about three years, and then have three daughters, each spaced out two years apart.  There was a sort of fairy-tale symmetry to that arrangement.  While it was comfortably far off in the future, I could take it for granted that I wanted something similar.  I took it for granted, as I think most girls do, that I would want children.

Then the future came up to meet me, and found me changed. Continue reading “The Childfree Choice”

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Michelle Obama Promotes #62MillionGirls and the Let Girls Learn Initiative

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Our beloved FLOTUS took the stage with Beyonce at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to raise awareness for her new campaign, 62 Million Girls. In partnership with the initiative Let Girls Learn, 62 Million Girls seeks to empower girls around the world, helping them to continue their educations, eradicate gender-based violence, achieve economic stability, and more. The focus on education and earning potential gives girls greater bodily autonomy and control of their own futures.  Continue reading “Michelle Obama Promotes #62MillionGirls and the Let Girls Learn Initiative”

Weekly Dance Break: Dontcha (The Internet)

Syd Tha Kid is such a talented babe, and “Dontcha” off of her album Feel Good is forever a good privacy-of-your-bedroom, grooving-with-your-hairbrush jam to keep in your back pocket. Happy midweek!

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