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Poetry: For My Mother by Erin Mansur-Smith

Erin Mansur-Smith received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Ohio University after working for the National Domestic Violence hotline and a literacy program with AmeriCorps. She started losing her hearing as a child and is now profoundly, and proudly, deaf.

Violence of the Mind: Women and Manic Disorders

Violence of the Mind: Women and Manic Disorders

Despite the strides that have been made in recent decades toward understanding mental illness, we’re still uncomfortable admitting that women can be violent—a discomfort that may have dangerous consequences.

The Three Women Behind blacklivesmatter

Meet the Three Women Behind #BlackLivesMatter

After the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Florida man tried for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, Alicia Garza wrote three words on social media that motivated a generation and sparked a social justice campaign: black lives matter.

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman

Blair Braverman’s memoir, “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” is filled with excitement and tells of her toughness, her determination, her passion. And though the specifics are unique to Braverman, her message is universal for all women …