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Thoughts On Resilience & Bravery From Seven Fold Women

As we head into a season of gratitude, we thought we'd also highlight what it means to be resilient and brave right now—and perhaps that alone is what we are grateful for right now.

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The Fold is looking for two stellar interns for the fall season.

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The Good Stuff

A round-up of thoughts, ideas, actions and (actual) goods to start your week!

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Childfreeness: Child Free By Circumstance, Facing Infertility After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

"I was so focused on making choices that would allow me to grow old and have a life that everything else came second. I had to put myself and my health first, which felt radical even while facing a life-threatening disease. It is often expected that women put others before themselves, making decisions based on the good of their partners and families, not necessarily their own needs."

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The Good Stuff

A round-up of thoughts, ideas, actions and (actual) goods to start your week!

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A Letter From Queens (In The Midst Of Coronovirus)

"I have always treasured art, music, and literature, but as of late, I am reminded that they are a part of our survival, part of what keeps us mentally and emotionally healthy...these have all become my family’s stability in this time of uncertainty."

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Who We Are Right Now

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak." Life is different, we are different. Here's an update.

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Happy Holidays & Happy New Year (That's A Wrap On 2019)

As we usher in the next decade here are a few of the conversations we loved.

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See You Tonight, Seattle!

It's The Fold's holiday party and you are invited!

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Hungry Hearts: Caroll Lee's Mandu

"My dumplings are almost as nice as my Mom’s now. My kids’s dumplings? Not so much. But they don’t really care and in the end, it all tastes the same—the taste of memories and of love."

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Childfreeness:On Becoming A Stepparent

One woman discusses the evolution of her relationship to her partner, herself, her future stepchildren and her work as she transitions from from childfree by choice to pending parenthood as a stepmother.

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Childfreeness: Is it environmentally sustainable to have children? (A conversation with Environmental Policy professional about her decision to be childfree.)

Gretchen Jones talks with Environmental Policy professional, Lisa McNally, about her decision to be childfree thus far, the surprising impact of children on the environment (it's not what you think!) and how her progressive upbringing laid the foundation for her leading a self actualized life.

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A Recap Of Unfold, Our Inaugural Holistic Health & Wellbeing Retreat

We opened our hearts, bodies, and minds together this past weekend in Seattle at our inaugural retreat, Unfold. It was a day of intimate connection and growth—here's a peek at experience.

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On Traveling Alone: Why I Did It & The Lessons Learned

"Traveling alone isn’t just a different way to see the world, it’s also a way to be reminded of how the world sees you."

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Career Wisdom and Creative Tips From Six Fold Women

We combed our archives for career advice from just a few of the bold women we've profiled over the years — from supporting female small businesses to including activism in the business plan, here are words of wisdom to learn from.

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Childfreeness: Jonnyka Bormann On Being Childfree By Choice

In this month's Childfreeness column we discuss the impacts of education on procreation, the difference between being a childfree Gen Xer and a childfree Millennial, the myth that a childfree life = stress freel life, plus much more with Jonnyka Borman.

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What Do You Consider The Most Overrated Virtue?

We've been taught for eons what is polite and right, but now we are re-considering the virtues that may not serve us well today.

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The Fold is Turning Two: Come celebrate with us!

It's our two year anniversary and we are celebrating by raising funds for the ACN with one of our favorite local pioneers, at one of our favorite hometown spots!

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Childfreeness: Jessica Taft Langdon On Being Child-Free By Circumstance

"Taking the path of parenthood may bring you closer to those you know who are also parents, or it may not. It’s easy for me to generalize about my friends and those in my communities who have kids about what their lives are like. And it’s all too easy for them to make assumptions about me."

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A New Column: 'Childfreeness'

Today we introduce a new column, led by Gretchen Jones, that will challenge the assumptions and stigmas surrounding living a life that is child-free.

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Survey Says: Transparency & Moving Forward

Our survey results were illuminating and a bit perplexing - take a look and offer your insights on what we discovered!

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Hungry Hearts: In Praise of Emotional Eating

Sometimes the most effective remedy to turbulent times is no more complicated than a delectable, rich sauce to accompany your favorite comfort food. In our newest food series, we explore the many ways in which we relate to food: the recipes we know by heart, the dishes that inspire us and the flavors that elicit rich memories.

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A Message From Our Founder

As we continue to grow and fine tune our content offerings, we would love to hear from you, our readers — what would you like to see more and less of? How can we continue to shape our message to tell the stories that matter to you? Tell us!

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From Our Archives

Today we revisit a few inspiring women and their words that will hopefully ignite you again or, perhaps, for the first time.