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Stop Feeling Like a Fake – Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Stop Feeling Like a Fake – Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

By Susan K. Hamilton Have you ever felt that you didn’t deserve your success? That you weren’t good enough, competent enough, or smart enough—and that eventually, someone was going to […]

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“I Slapt His Face In Public”: How One Woman Spoke Out Against Harassment In The Past

“I Slapt His Face In Public”: How One Woman Spoke Out Against Harassment In The Past

By Kate Stewart When I began to research Ruth Rappaport’s life, I knew that I would find stories about how she had survived World War II, the 1948 War for […]

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Delve Into The World Of Prohibition & Speakeasies In Author Susanna Calkins’ Female-Driven ‘Murder Knocks Twice’ Book

Delve Into The World Of Prohibition & Speakeasies In Author Susanna Calkins’ Female-Driven ‘Murder Knocks Twice’ Book

The following is an excerpt from award-winning author Susanna Calkins’ new title ‘Murder knocks Twice’, out now from Minotaur Books. Beneath the streets of 1920s Chicago lie a dangerous, glittering […]

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How My Dog Gave Me The Courage To Stand Up Against Sexual Abuse

How My Dog Gave Me The Courage To Stand Up Against Sexual Abuse

By Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH [CW: Sexual abuse] “I want to show you something.” Uncle Talup approached me as soon as I stepped out of the bathroom of our East […]

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Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

The following is an excerpt from ‘Shrug’, a book by Lisa Braver Moss, out on August 13 from She Writes Press. The novel follows a Vietnam War-era teen whose family […]

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The Weight of Shame For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse

By Patricia Eagle [TW: child abuse, sexual abuse] At a critical juncture in my life, I realized that continuing to stay quiet about my experiences of sexual abuse could very […]

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Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

[TW: PTSD, sexual assault, trauma] Why does the body remember what the mind tries so desperately to forget? Author and lawyer Karen Stefano begins to answer this question in her […]

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Why Are “Unlikeable” Female Characters In Books Such a Turn-Off, But Unlikable Males Acceptable?

By Sayde Scarlett The first reviews of my debut novel, ‘Clouds and Earth’, are starting to come in. It seems everyone agrees: my main character, Sandy Attiyeh – whom I […]

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Author Pens Coming-Of-Age Memoir About Moving To Iran From The US As A Girl, During The Revolution

When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1979, its open society means a life with dancing, women’s rights, and other freedoms. But soon the revolution erupts […]

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Author’s Compelling Memoir Shares Her Journey Finding Her Biological Family & Uncovering Hidden Secrets.

Author’s Compelling Memoir Shares Her Journey Finding Her Biological Family & Uncovering Hidden Secrets.

By Diane Dewey What do you say to a father who you’ve just met when you’re forty-seven years old? When I landed that day in March 2003 at Zurich’s International […]

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Author Writes About The Impressive Aspects Of Queen Anne’s Life Not Shown In ‘The Favourite’.

Author Writes About The Impressive Aspects Of Queen Anne’s Life Not Shown In ‘The Favourite’.

By Judith Lissauer Cromwell Few women have ruled Great Britain in their own right. The least known and most under-valued, has, at last, attracted attention. But not the attention she […]

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‘The Night Visitors’ – A New Genre-Bending Thriller With Smart Commentary On Abusive Relationships & Family Trauma

‘The Night Visitors’ – A New Genre-Bending Thriller With Smart Commentary On Abusive Relationships & Family Trauma

By Carol Goodman A woman and a ten-year-old boy are on a bus driving through the snowy Catskills. They are fleeing an abusive man. They have no money, no other […]

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Author Tackles A Taboo Subject Heavily Stigmatized Among Women – Choosing To Be Child-Free.

Author Tackles A Taboo Subject Heavily Stigmatized Among Women – Choosing To Be Child-Free.

By Kate Kaufmann Who counts as family when you don’t have kids? The answer can be ambiguous. It’s a delicate dance sometimes, finding our family roles and places of belonging […]

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Feminist Sci-Fi Author Pens Fantasy Short Story Collection About Trump Post-Impeachment, In A Galaxy Far Far Away.

Feminist Sci-Fi Author Pens Fantasy Short Story Collection About Trump Post-Impeachment, In A Galaxy Far Far Away.

By Marleen S. Barr Donald Trump was ensconced in his Fifth Avenue aerie contemplating his Cabinet appointments. He glanced at an oblong lamp adorned with a spout and a semi-circular […]

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How The Pressure For Perfection Led Me To Write Novels With A Flawed Female Protagonist

How The Pressure For Perfection Led Me To Write Novels With A Flawed Female Protagonist

By Kathleen Valenti It’s not exactly a secret that there’s tremendous pressure on women to be perfect. Every magazine ad, television show, and movie demand that we have flushed cheeks, […]