Whitney Cummings’ Demonstration of Vulnerability in Writing

“Reframing vulnerability as being badass and tough and actually super courageous is a great way to rebrand talking about your feelings.” – Whitney Cummings When I read I’m Fine and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings, it was at a time when I was living a carefree lifestyle, without much planning in mind for the future, […]

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American Female Authors Who Have Influenced Us

A book is a dream you hold in your hands. —Neil Gaiman This week at Graceful Grit, we discuss the American female authors that have influenced us. America has produced some truly inspirational and talented women, whose beautiful words allow us to see ourselves and the world around us in different ways. In this week’s […]

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Healing Power of Tears

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”  ~Antoine Rivarol   When thinking about self-care methods, the method that came to my mind, embarrassingly fast, was drinking wine and crying. Your immediate thought might be that this, in fact, sounds incredibly unhealthy and probably quite […]

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Okay, I Guess

“Bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open, because the world needs you open” – Rebecca Campbell   I said, “okay.” At first, I said I didn’t want to, but eventually I said, “okay,” because he had been buying my drinks all night and his actions implied that I owed him. I […]

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Shannon

“She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won.” – Matt Baker   I’m the most inhibited person I know. When I’m taking photos, and someone says, “Do a funny one!” I act like they just asked me to commit a heinous crime. My friend, Shannon, is the […]

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How Whitney Wolfe Herd is Changing the Way Women Network

“Bumble really sets the stage for an empowered and modern way to connect, which educated and forward-thinking groups of people have really gravitated to.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd When I moved to Denver earlier this year,  I didn’t know a single person. I was relying on pure faith that everything would work out. I haven’t […]

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Why We Need Men to Seek Therapy

“When men suffer from mental health problems in silence and fall victim to substance abuse or suicide, it’s often women and girls who are left to pick up the pieces and take on caregiving burdens.” – Wizdom Powell   I was crying to my mother over a long-distance call from Rome to New Jersey and […]

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