Category Archives: Women’s Equality

Shaking it, By Adriana Paramo

Shaking it By Adriana Paramo By the time I arrive at the ladies only gym where I’m supposed to do a Zumba® demonstration, a few of the women are already at the lobby waiting for me. It’s hard to communicate … Continue reading

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Beyond the Sea, by Vicki Lindner

Beyond the Sea An excerpt from Baby, It’s You,  a memoir By Vicki Lindner   Author’s Summary: “Beyond the Sea” is Chapter 17 of Baby, It’s You, my memoir-in-progress about love, race, and rebellion. This story of an ill-fated interracial … Continue reading

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Loving Through The Truth, By Lyla June Johnston

Loving Through The Truth By Lyla June Johnston It took a lot of strength and courage to admit that what was happening to me was abuse. It was hard for me for two reasons 1) I thought that only weak … Continue reading

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Peacemaking more than prize, By Andrea W. Doray

Peacemaking is more than a prize By Andrea W. Doray   With the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan became its youngest recipient at 17, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi of India. Shot in the … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress, by Robert Kostuck (Part 2)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part Two of Two) By Robert Kostuck Sunday, January 28th, 1945 Now we have rumors of surrender, spoken in hushed voices. What will happen? The Russians will turn to our nation of islands built on the cracked … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress, by Robert Kostuck (Part 1)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part One of Two) By Robert Kostuck   Thursday, July 6th, 1944 The Emperor’s decree: all civilians who commit suicide before the arrival of American troops on Saipan will be assured equal spiritual grace in the afterlife, … Continue reading

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manifesto, by radhiyah ayobami

Writing for Peace Welcomes Guest Writer, Radhiyah Ayobami   manifesto today i heard a story that made me very happy. in fact, it actually made me feel joy. it was a story about a close sista-friend of mine. i have … Continue reading

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A Gift of Empowerment, by Melissa Hassard

I grew up in the South, the daughter of a misogynist who physically abused both his wife and her son. I remember spending a lot of time in my room with books and journals, trying to escape the yelling, trying … Continue reading

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Border Crisis, by Pilar Rodríguez Aranda

Border Crisis, or Juárez City is Inside Our Closets by Pilar Rodríguez Aranda (To read this post in Spanish, scroll down.) Everyday I read, listen to, and witness the decomposition of our “human” societies, and everyday I become more convinced … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai’s Journey to the UN, by Alexandra Kinias

Malala Yousafzai’s Journey to the UN by Alexandra Kinias Malala Yousafzai is a breath of fresh air in an environment polluted with gunpowder and radicalism. She is a spring blossom growing in a field of thorny bushes, only to be … Continue reading

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