Why Miley Cyrus’ Win was the Most Important VMA Moment

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Miley Cyrus was all anyone could talk about after last year’s VMAs. That wasn’t necessarily a good thing, though, with her twerking on Robin Thicke being blamed for the complete moral degradation and corruption of America’s impressionable youth. But, this year, Miley Cyrus’ actions will also be the most talked about moment at the VMAs — and that’s a good thing.

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Robin Williams Did Not Die of Suicide

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“Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’ death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

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YOU ARE WORTHY

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YOU ARE WORTHY

The moments when we questions our worth
For some it lasts a lifetime
Feeling inferior
Self-esteem takes a blow

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oh $#!+ what do I say?!

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Sometimes it is hard for adoptees to talk with people about their experience of adoption. I know that I have always felt that it would be difficult for people to understand my feelings and thoughts about adoption unless I had a very long time to talk about it… Continue reading

Break Up. No Need To Make Up.

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So, I just broke up with (I prefer to say ‘parted ways’ with) my boyfriend of 4.5 years. I looked at our connection objectively about a year ago, right around my college graduation, and had a brief emotional breakdown (you have to let yourself feel things in order to move through them).  During this breakdown I voiced a long list of concerns, not including the ones that I couldn’t put into words or others that would have cause irreparable damage. I asked him to think about the concerns I brought up and to let me know his opinion.  He never got back to me on that. Continue reading

Birth Fathers + Adoption. Inequality in Parental Rights.

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This article explores the role of birth fathers in adoption.  What role do they play?  What role can they play?  What legal rights do they have? Continue reading

BLACK GIRL INCOGNITO

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I realize that I speak in terms of black and white in this piece.  This is because it’s what I have experienced.  I know that there are many more variables that factor in to the issue of race in the U.S.

 BEING BIRACIAL:  My family never kept it a secret -I am a biracial female, adopted by and raised by white parents. Continue reading