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Rachael Hope

When the mantle of mother is applied, we are expected to provide everything but ask for nothing in return.

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Mothers bent out of shape don’t rebound so easily, but we must pretend we do.

As a fat woman, I’ve found immense power in embracing my sexuality. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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Emma & Fin embraced their love for hearing others’ stories and ran with it

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It’s not about whether someone deserves it, it’s about giving a gift to yourself

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Carrying sizing up to the average shouldn’t be lauded or celebrated

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40 years in, I’m still discovering ways our body negative culture affects my relationship with movement

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True compassion is not conditional: the heartless plan to disperse the Camp 210 Occupied Protest

Buster hugs a fellow resident of Camp 210. He spends much of his time listening, and helping his neighbors fix their bikes and mend tents and other belongings. | Photo provided by Bodi Hallett of Sattva Photo

It’s time to move out of survival mode and into the light of healing from the trauma of America’s worst president.

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Being on alert all the time is exhausting, and even when I’m not conscious of it, the anxiety is there.

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All about the pros and cons of sharing your relationship orientation and tips for a smooth transition.

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Coming out as polyamorous was important to me for many reasons.

Rachael Hope

Polyamorous, loud laughing unapologetic feminist, rad fatty, and epic sweet tooth.

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