The Novels of Kristin Hannah

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make […]

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Lioness Rampant, and How Tamora Pierce Became One of My Feminist Icons

“I believe in deeds, not words.” –Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure I was twelve when I first stumbled upon Tamora Pierce’s writing. I’d initially picked up the book because, at the time, I was big into horses, I saw one on the cover and thought it seemed right up my alley. What started out […]

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A Mother’s Search for Self-Care

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” ~ Nikki Rowe “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh It has been a hard road, learning how to care for myself, in the […]

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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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Week Three: American Women We Admire, Part Two

Women are extraordinary! They are the only people on the planet that can grow life inside their bodies, deliver that life, and then get right back to the daily grind. Women are successful in so many different ways: in their kindness, their compassion, and their bravery; in their seemingly stoic cheer in the face of […]

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The Notorious RBG

“I ask no favors for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is they take their feet from off our necks.” ~ Sarah Grimke It seems like a great many people have jumped on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg bandwagon recently. In 2018, two movies have been made about her. One RBG, a documentary, was released in […]

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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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