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What a gun auction taught me about ‘middle America’

This is the truth: parallel worlds really do exist in America, and when each collide with the other they do just that – collide. For those of us who straddle these two worlds, we battle a constant identity crisis, because there’s no longer a common language or vision of what America can and should be.

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Why you should watch Beyonce’s “I was here” before 2017 ends

"Can I have a mid-life crisis at 26?" I ask myself; standing opposite my reflection. The usually warm glow from my vanity now feels like harsh a spotlight.

The Day Has Come: Saudi women can drive

It happened.


The Power of Words: Thoughts from Maya Angelou

As we all deal with the blowback of the recent events in Charlottesville, and the reactions from political leaders, I urge caution in the words we use. And caution in our actions so that we don't add to the fire of hatred, but find ways to effectively and systematically counter it. 


Shared: The 5 biggest deceptions in Trump’s Paris climate speech

Because I actually can't (not) share this. The BS is real.


What if women ruled the world?

It's no secret that for thousands of years we have in fact been living in a "man's world." But what if it was a "woman's world"? Would it look different?


The gritty reality of false hope in “Turtles Can Fly”

Following the US-led strikes in Syria this week, there are global calls of praise for the swift action of President Trump, yet logical reservation by those who have seen this play before.


Video: How government surveillance leads to self-censorship and The Chilling Effect

Penny’s findings leave readers with several questions. The most significant being, what does this mean for a democratic society?


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