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An Entirely Different Walk of Shame

  By Laura DeBrizzi  When I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter in high school, I never imagined that I would bear my own scarlet letter like Hester Prynne. Although the branded “A” holds very different meanings fo...
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2016 Was Hell, But I’m Not Afraid to Live in 2017

By Charles K. Poole I began 2016 simply relieved that it wasn’t 2015. Or 2014. Those were particularly bad years, as my younger sister and older brother passed away less than a year apart over the course of that ti...
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Being Homeless

By Rhonda Bayless In mid-August, I knew there was a possibility that we would be at risk for homelessness. Of course, we sought services and assistance but we learned that it’s easier to receive assistance for a utility ...
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Open Letter to Self-Doubt

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 By Tayllor Johnson I never thought that we would be this close or take things this far. You were always the acquaintance, the mutual friend that stood behind the group and watched the rest o...
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I Remember

By Zaneta Williams I remember it. I remember what happened. I don’t think of it often. It rarely comes up for me now. But, sometimes, the flashbacks come at the strangest times. Typically, they happen whenever I tap into...
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Your Dream Job

By Kareem Taylor If you could tell your boss how you feel, would you? Well, over the weekend, that’s what 25-year-old Yelp employee Talia Jane did. It ended with her getting fired. But did she do anything wrong? No...
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A Mother’s Love: Part Two

  By Rhonda Bayless Understanding the impact of trauma and abuse on my own mental health, I am determined to promote mental health awareness amongst the women in my life and in my community. As someone diagnosed wit...