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Anniversary Edition: Best Of The Fold

It's our anniversary! Today we celebrate some of the women, words and stories that have moved us these past two years.
Original artwork by Rosie Bowker

Original artwork by Rosie Bowker

We've been sharing stories and amplifying women's voices for two years now, and on the cusp of our anniversary we are taking a look back at a few moments and words that have resonated deeply with us and, we hope, you.

Arts & Culture
Meet Sofia Maldonado, The Puerto Rican Painter & Muralist "My main interest is in the human interaction with each piece. Can people walk around, on top or under the piece? How will this change their perception of reality or their daily routines?"

Carrie Akre On Her 10-Year Hiatus, Returning To The Rock Star Life & Becoming A Mother Of One "Like, how did I go from being a rock star and feeling badass to cleaning up after an adult man and doing dishes and just fucking being tired?"

Remarkable Women Who Impacted The Arts ""It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

Motherhood
A Guide To Empty Nesting "Some parents breeze through the whole thing and others spend a lot of time counting the days until their kids get home for the holidays only to go through the mourning cycle all over again."

How To Embrace Change As A Family "Maybe it’s just talking about change and taking away the stigma that most kids associate with it so they can find a little fun in the unknown and more comfort in those seemingly simple chats they are no doubt listening to when you think they are not."

A Conversation With Maternal Health Advocate & Founder Of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns "We continue to use storytelling to elevate women’s stories and amplify their voices, and we also invest in community-based led models of care that are compassionate and evidence-based."

Personal Style

Personal Style: Meet Kisha Vaughan "I am thankful to be comfortable enough with myself to not be uncomfortable in what I wear...The evolution has been in simplifying what works for me."

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I'M GLAD YOU ASKED: To Say or To Go

"She’s always been sort of a loner and at this point I’m starting to worry about her. We have never been super close, but we’re close enough that I think I could say something to her. The question is: What do I say and should I really say it?"

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Single Women & Their Spaces: A Before and After Vacation Rental in Yucca Valley

"We both knew we wanted a different kind of independence for our futures. Hailing from Ireland and Minnesota and living in LA - purchasing property here is out of our reach. We share the love of creation and also the love of a different kind of financial freedom."

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Karen Vidangos Wants To Fill The Gap In the Art World with Latinx Art Collective

"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."

Single Women and Their Spaces: Erin Little "The lack of any drama from living alone is heavenly. It’s also a space that I feel I can take pride in. I am supporting this space, from the rent to the things that make it a home—it’s all from my hard work."

Politics
A Conversation On Female Power With Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman "I think that associating women and power has not been done in our historical narrative or in our conversations, and definitely hasn’t been done in our imagery."

Why I Ran For Local Office: It's Personal "This is no time to stand on the sidelines and wait for someone to save us, we need to save ourselves. Doing something is better than doing nothing."

Women Working For Our Planet: Meet Erin Ashe, Scientist, Co-Founder & Executive Director Of Ocean's Initiative "We need women’s voices in conservation and we’re creating a space to amplify those voices." 

Relationships 
A Conversation With Glynnis MacNicol, Author Of No One Tells You This "But the problem with all of this comes with who has been in charge of the storytelling for so long. This story, what a woman’s life looks like after 40, has been told primarily by men."

On Choosing Sobriety at 40 "I have more clarity than one year ago, and when I think about my body I feel proud knowing that I’ve done what I can to give us a fighting chance in life. I also feel different because I’ve had to fight for things (mentally and emotionally) that I’ve truly never had to fight for before because I always had alcohol to fall back on."

Childfreeness: Jessica Taft Langdon On Being Child-Free By Circumstance "I became aware of this sort of physical and emotional sensation that having a child was maybe not going to be within my grasp."

Wellness
Exercising The Choice Of Forgiveness "But eventually righteousness will fade. And then it’s time to ask yourself, do you want to be right or do you want to be free?"

Finding Affordable Healing Strategies At Any Age: Meet Erin Telford, Breathworker & Healer "The Universe always begins by whispering at you. If you can’t hear the whisper, it will eventually shout at you!"

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Single Women & Their Spaces: A Before and After Vacation Rental in Yucca Valley

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Dear Libra: You may feel like the whole world is telling you to prioritize only the things it desires from you. But right now, you need to figure out what it is that you yourself desire.

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Introducing "I'm Glad You Asked"

"It’s rarely about me telling anyone what to do; it’s about me helping people understand what they really want, and why and how to get it and integrate it … and then celebrate it and pay it forward." Welcome to "I'm Glad You Asked"

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Three Artists On The Expansion of Work, Creativity and Caregiving In A Pandemic

"Pandemic life changed my relationship with my studio back to what it had once been, not somewhere of guilt and stolen time but a sanctuary where I need to be to be my full self, and consequently the best parent and partner as well."

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September 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Virgo: Keep it up. You're getting closer - and the grass really is greener over there. But you have to remember that the things that no longer serve you are weighing you down and slowing you down.

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Mixed Emotions: Kay Brown on Finding Her Place as a Multi-Racial Millennial

“I think I would be considered somewhat of a white passing standard, but it diminishes the fact that I am still half black”