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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, […]

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Author Recalls Childhood Steeped In Religious Fundamentalism & Poverty In New Memoir

Author Recalls Childhood Steeped In Religious Fundamentalism & Poverty In New Memoir

By Kelly J Beard My mother saw demons. I learned this while curled at her feet, eavesdropping on her conversations during Bible Study. She and three other women from Desert […]

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It’s 2018 And Some Female Authors STILL Have To Disguise Their Gender So Male Readers Won’t Be Turned Off

It’s 2018 And Some Female Authors STILL Have To Disguise Their Gender So Male Readers Won’t Be Turned Off

By LS Hawker The first time an Amazon reviewer referred to me as “Mr. Hawker,” I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t offended. My reaction was this: “It worked!” I confess that […]

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Author Donna Levin Says The Secret To Her Success Is Her Community Of Female Writers

Author Donna Levin Says The Secret To Her Success Is Her Community Of Female Writers

By Donna Levin ‘He Could Be Another Bill Gates’, my latest novel, journeyed a long, tortuous route from idea to printed page. Forget Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster. The […]

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Easy Ways To Encourage STEM Activities & Opportunities At Home With Young Girls

Easy Ways To Encourage STEM Activities & Opportunities At Home With Young Girls

By Cole Williams If you are a parent that wants to offer your child difficult to read subjects like science, math, chemistry, physics and the like, but have no formal […]

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How Discovering Maya Angelou As A College Student Led Me To Become An Award-Winning Author

How Discovering Maya Angelou As A College Student Led Me To Become An Award-Winning Author

By Dana Chamblee Carpenter Growing up in a small town in rural America can be stifling for anyone with a touch of wanderlust. But when you’re also a girl who […]