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The Virago
We are a community of strong women who share our personal stories about how we’ve survived and thrived in our lives. We share our messages to heal and help others learn from our experiences
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We are a community of strong women who share our personal stories about how we’ve survived and thrived in our lives. We share our messages to heal and help others learn from our experiences

Editors
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Michelle Jaqua
Advocate for Women / Editor of The Virago
Writers
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Fatima Sultan
Passionate about life and its many disappointments. This was supposed to be cool. Oops! Hear more from me: https://fatimasultan.substack.com.
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Vanessa Torre
Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre
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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW
NYC Therapist & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen, traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd. Sheritherapist.com
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Michelle Elizabeth
MFA|Essayist| Author| IG: michelle_elizabeth_writer| Email: writer.michelle.elizabeth@gmail.com
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Tania Caan
Mum | Writer | Reader | Short Stories |Poems | IG:@writealittlefaster | Twitter: @tania_caan
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Shani Silver
NPR once called me a humor essayist, let’s go with that. Host of A Single Serving Podcast. shanisilver[at]gmail
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Bonnie Barton
Queen of mixtapes. Lover of music, travel, and fashion. Authentic sharer of life lessons and dating foibles.
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Kerry McAvoy, PhD
Psychologist/Author. Quora & Medium Top Writer. Mom of three, Autistic woman, Relationship expert kerry@kerrymcavoyphd.com
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Marilyn Regan
Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.
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Roxanna Azimy
Interested in all things ethics, culture, gender, health & psychology. Asking the hard questions but not claiming to have all the answers. roxannaazimy.com
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Yael Wolfe
I just want to be a big, bad wolf. | Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gleDcD | Email: welcome@yaelwolfe.com
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Carrie Wynn
❦ Writer & Relationship Consultant on narcissism, overcoming abuse & trauma, and self-love. Contact me @ Blog: carriewynn.com Instagram: carrie_wynnmusings
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Katie Andrews
Retired teacher, exerciser, reader, skeptic, animal lover, art aficionado, cook, crafter, solo female world traveler, authority questioner, and more!
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Eshal Rose
I write about feelings, emotions, and everything else that interests me. Human • Dentist • Writer • Curly Hair Enthusiast.
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Glenna Gill
My memoir, “When I Was Lost,” is available now. Stay in touch with me at www.glennagill.com
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Em Unravelling
Lover of words, books, hiking, nature and big skies. Running is my favourite thing (after the words & the books). As feisty as I need to be. theunravelling.net
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Samantha Blake
Making a change through the power of words and human connection. I write about empowerment, relationships, & how to conquer life.
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Fabiola Gallerani, Ph.D.
I write with heart, humanity, and integrity. Fave topics: emotional journeys & landscapes, life & its sticky lessons, relationships, & travel.
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Rebecca Shepard
Writer for Better Humans | The Virago | The Writing Cooperative | In Fitness and In Health
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Kelly Davis
Writer, insurance agent, & research nut. Writing about personal experiences and lessons learned in life on Medium. Freelancer at www.kellydaviswrites.com
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Alice Vuong
Living life imperfectly and as creatively as possible. I write about creativity, motherhood and personal growth. Website: www.alicevuong.com
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Niki Marinis
Weird Girl, thrift store owl collector, heartbreaker, lush, aspiring adult. IG: DocJohnnyFever nikimarinis@gmail.com
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Sabrina Sourjah
Freelance Writer for Mental Health, Technology, Relationships, and Women | Adler Coach-in-Traning | For collaborations: sabrina.sourjah@gmail.com
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Lynda Wallis
So many lives to live; this is the one best yet. I spend lots time basking in sunbeams while learning from the gift of all the lives I’ve been given.
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Brianna Bennett
Self-published author, true crime aficionado, and more! https://linktr.ee/booksby_bri
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Ashley Cleland, M.Ed.
Educator & Writer. Empowered Career Coach. Passionate about feminist leadership & trauma-informed practice. Let’s chat → ashleyharzog@gmail.com *Views my own*
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Sarah Kat
Mental health, psychology, freelancing and Solopreneurship. Columnist for The Innovation. Editor of The Elective Orphan Club. https://bit.ly/highlights-email
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Sarah Shoshana Rosen
Actor, writer, feeler of feelings. Thanks for reading! www.sarahshoshanarosen.com
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Jen Ellis
Writer, data analyst, mother, skier and runner in no particular order. Blogging about writing at www.jenniferellis.ca
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Helena Pedersen
Lover of Dogs and Yoga. Eternally searching for ways to expand my consciousness. helenanneped@icloud.com
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Ruchi Das
Writer | Book Chomper | Book Blogger | I write about Writing, Personal Development, & Feminism too | Chief Editor of Books are our Superpower
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Sophia Lill
I’m a business computing student. I guide you with my writings to a healthier lifestyle based on researches and studies. Follow my profile to see my latest.
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Maria Angel Ferrero
Feminist, Writer, PhD, Researcher & Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship U. Montpellier, editor @thefacultypub and @thebravewritter blog: mariangelf.com
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Toma
Coffee drinker. Pasta eater. Felt creative might delete later.
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GB Rogut
Jack of all trades, mistress of poetry. Mexicana. Bi. Autistic. Find all things Gaby here https://linktr.ee/GabyRosales
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Charlotte
My private diaries. I write about mental health, childhood trauma, ending the tyranny of toxic family dynamics https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cowboyjoe/
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Sphynx JuneBerry
Trilingual legal eagle, habitual giggler, daydreamer, Indigo Child, ENTP…sharing lived experience in “True story bro” fashion. https://linktr.ee/SphynxJuneBerry
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Fatim Hemraj
Editor of Chameleon, a true crime publication. Find me & subscribe to my (free!) monthly newsletter at https://fatimhemraj.com 🧟‍♀️
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Ritika Sharma
She/Her, Brown, Creator and Editor of The Pink, Feminist, Storyteller and Fashion Enthusiast. Follow me here: https://www.instagram.com/rritikasharmaa/
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Roxana Anton
Creator of My Universe. I love Spirituality, Humor, Cats, Classic Hollywood. Poet, Author, Translator, Dreamer. My pen name is Gabrielle Queen.
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Janette Hoefer
B2B comms professional; Writer; Mindfulness, sports & tech enthusiast; Serial experimenter; Curios about everything that might shape and fuel my journey!
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Shruthi Sundaram
Writer, foodie and an avid reader. I am passionate about bringing up issues of women and giving the world a different perspective. 2x Top Writer.
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Victoria Ponte
Young stroke survivor, mother, champion equestrian, tambourine player, storyteller, https://www.victoriaponte.com amazon.com/author/victoriaponte
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Suzanna Quintana
Writer. Abuse Survivor. Narcissist Recovery Coach. Bestselling Author of “You’re Still That Girl: Get over Your Abusive Ex for Good!” www.suzannaquintana.com
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Eternal sunshine
I’m the exception | Doing better | Livin’ a little
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Tegan Brooke
I write stories on Medium to heal from trauma in a safe, creative space ❤ IG: theeternaladolescent
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Elizabeth Lou
Product of male-dominated industries / Wife / Survivor Advocate /Challenger of accepted beliefs /Writer for: The Pink, ILLUMINATION, The Innovation
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Elle Silver
Former Playboy writer. Professional over-sharer. L.A.-based. More about me: my.bio/theformerlymrs Support: ko-fi.com/ellesilver
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Claire Divino
All things divine, (might be naughty) fantasies, light and darkness combined. Subscribe: https://clairedivino.substack.com/
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Mary Wise
Poetry and personal stories from past lives. Writer, editor, teacher, photographer, and RN. I live in PA with my husband and two children.
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Sadie Morghan
Writer and student of life and its beautiful mysteries. Drinker of beer, coffee and herder of machines. I write to make you both feel and think.
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Ailsa Bristow
I write things for a living. Copywriting | Personal essays + Op-eds | Fiction. Find me at: ailsabristow.ca
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Sarah J. Baker
Navel Gazer | Feminist | Urban Agriculturalist | Sweating the little things. Follow me at https://www.facebook.com/thiswomxn/
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Emmanuella A.
Young and growing aspiring journalist/presenter. Giving answers to the wondering wonders of the human mind
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Jessamyn Leigh
Sharing my experiences in relationships, mental health, self-care & life, in general, as a therapeutic outlet & in hopes to support, connect with & help others.
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Jasmin El-i
Traveler,photographer, risk-taker, language trainer, aspiring wordsmith, and at the moment — a hobo :)
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HKB
Mother, teacher, avid reader, occasional writer, and activist — who are you?
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Katherine Hart
Breaking the silence. Offering hope.
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Alexandria LeForce
I seek to understand the “why” and research solutions to help myself and others.
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Maryann Samreth
Maryann Samreth is a mental health writer for the healing journey. Sign up for her newsletter https://www.subscribepage.com/sincerelymissmarybreakupworkbook
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Sarah Stroh
New Yorker living in Berlin. I overshare stories about sex positivity, love, and non-monogamy. Get more details on my monogamish life 👉 https://bit.ly/2I81N62
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Lori Welch Brown
Bird by birding for P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, Creative Cafe, etc. while guzzling java, attempting to be humorous, and herding cats. loriwbrown@icloud.com
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Joy Stone
Life Coach. Yoga Teacher. Founder of Soul School. Best-Selling Author, If I’m So Spiritual, Why Am I Still So Anxious? www.joystonecoaching.com
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Dr. Tonya Crombie
Mom, wife, life coach, and best-selling author of “Stop Worrying about Your Anxious Child”. Lover of fun and ridiculosity. https://guidanceforthefuture.com/
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K. Mercurio
She who decided to start living. Writer-lady, human absolute. Connect w/ me at kmercurio.writes@gmail.com
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Erica Rex
Writer for NYT, Sci Am Nat‘l Mag Award. Climate, mental health, wild things. erica.rex@gmail.com. Newsletter https://psychedelicrenaissance.substack.com/
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I. Trudie Palmer
Writing lets me promote the work of Esoteric Gardens. Here we explore creativity, meditation, spirituality, and more. Find us at https://esotericgardenskn.com/
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Rachael Lewis
Freelance Journalist. Top Writer in Feminism. Content: Philosophy in Love, Mindfulness, Writing, Trauma, Feminism
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MaryBeth Gronek
Syndicated Writer from Chicago. I write about personal growth and relationships. ❤ Founder, CEO of A Good & Spacious Land: agoodandspaciousland.com.
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Rebecca Lloyd-Wright
My musings on race, feminism and sexuality
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Never Sugarcoated
Sobriety. Sex. Diet culture. Creative nonfiction. Poetry. Occasional satire. I also write confessional letters to people, places, and things. She/her.
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Suman Sandhu
Writer, reader, sunglasses-lover, reluctant yogi, amateur meditator, permanent chill-seeker | London, UK | www.theshadeylady.com @thetinkpanther
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Christine Schoenwald
Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com
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Sidda Lee
Resident black sheep. Generational trauma explorer. Survivor. Advocate. Old enough to have a skincare routine.
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Michelle Loucadoux, MBA
Published author, motivational speaker, educator, and self-improvement nerd. Click here to connect: http://eepurl.com/g1Phiv
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Susan Ball
Recovery After Abuse blossomed from my own abusive relationships. All women are entitled to live free, fulfilled, fearless. www.recoveryafterabuse.ca
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Lara Henneman
Telling stories 🖋️ Politics 🖍️ Parenting 🖊️ Travel.
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Jasmine Soumana
Yoga Teacher. Philosopher. Storyteller. Explorer. Meditator. Lover. Trying to understand reality. Living to experience it. Let’s not forget that life is a dance
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Katarzyna Orłow
Polish by birth and residence. A passionate writer, painter and sailor. On a daily basis, an office manager, mother of two girls, reading and DIY enthusiast.
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Stephanie Thurrott
I write stories that make our lives better. I learn something with everything I write, and I hope you do too. Get my newsletter: stephaniethurrott.com/medium
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Akhila Nagar
Mixing the rare with the quotidian. Trying to find the happy and beautiful moments in life.
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Kristina Segarra
Freelance health & wellness writer/musician/ mom of two boys. Editor of Illumination’s Mirror
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Kara Summers
Writer. Raising awareness of emotional abuse and toxic relationships. Narcissistic Abuse Survivor.
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Elisabeth Tsubota
Writer. Filmmaker. Ex Chocolatier.
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Elyse Wright
I can’t stop writing about love and love and love. I’ve been writing poems since I could talk. Welcome to my corner. 💜POMpoet💜
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Bertilla Niveda
Artist, engineer, and writer with a lot to say.
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C ON S C I O U S / C H A N G E
ADVOCATE. WRITER. EDUCATOR. TRAUMA RECOVERY COACH. Spreading Awareness About Narcissistic Abuse. IG: conscious_change
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Tima Loku
Here to write and disrupt social order.
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Hakima T A N T R I K A
Sex, Love, & Relationship Coach, Writer, Educator ❤ Certified Tantra Teacher | www.hakimatantrika.com
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Rebecca Ruth Gould
Poetry, politics, translation. The Caucasus, Iran, Islam, Palestine. Professor Islamic World & Comparative Literatures. https://rrgould.hcommons.org/
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Randye S Spina, MBA
Non-fiction author, corporate refugee, marketer, award-winning adjunct professor. Nonprofit board member. Hopelessly interested in everything.
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Gaby Spadaro
I like to go deep into my thoughts and reflect on this giant puzzle we call life and write about it. ·Digital marketer ·Writer· Truth seeker·
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Kristina Jancar
boss babe is my day job. storytelling is my passion. i feel my feelings, also i teach yoga. i write about: Self | Growth | Life | Mindfulness
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Marne Platt
Writing about whatever comes to my mind. Editing whatever comes to your mind. Join me at www.fundamentalcapabilities.com
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Xandra Okori
I write to explore ideas and inspire others to see the beauty in the unexpected.
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Kirsty Armstrong
Gendered violence | Psychology | Mental Health | Writer at Bravely | Bebravely.com.au
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Lena
I promise I’m a lot more fun at parties than these articles make you think.
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Lisa Kalkes
A FT working mom, wife, veteran, and 90’s hip-hop and R&B connoisseur.
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Eloosh
Artistic forms of expression are my ways of communication | Mental health advocate | Sharing my personal experiences
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Cathy Assoba
British-born Congolese native, living in London. https://www.ofallthecolours.com
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Kayla Vokolek
Recent creative writing grad located in Los Angeles. She/her.
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Brooklyn Reece
Writer. Creator. Teacher. Feminist. Just trying to spread love, talk about equity, and be a good human. She/her. Follow me on Instagram @brooklynxreece!
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Rica Keenum
Journalist, yoga enthusiast, author of Petals of Rain and essays for Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, Motherwell, Literary Mama and more. Connect at Ricawrites.com
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Jessey Anthony
Motivational speaker, fitness enthusiast, and self-improvement nerd. Click here to connect: http://bit.ly/2Z0FNz8
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Elan Cassandra
Writer and Writing Mentor. Screenwriter. Honest. Human. She/Her. @elancassandra on Instagram, @ElanCDuensing on Twitter. https://linktr.ee/elancassandra
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Allison Crady
❤️ Writing on life lessons, mental health, feminism, and relationships. Published in: The Ascent, Better Advice, CYMCYL, An Injustice, and The Virago. (she/her)