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Happy Birthday, SOAM!

I can't believe it's been almost a decade since SOAM began. It's been a wild journey and look how far we've come! Thank you for being a part of it! If you haven't yet, submit your story here.

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Daughters Raising Mothers

My mom died almost four years ago. She had a lifetime of problems (that is probably a gross understatement) and she was a very broken person. Ours was a complicated relationship (also a gross understatement). At the time I brought all her journals, notes, letters - every paper that had helped to define her as [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Get Cliterate!

YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YOU. GUYS. Or ladies. OR BOTH! The Huffington Post has this AMAZING piece on the clitoris complete with the history of our knowledge of it, the anatomy of it, and the political aspect of it. Like. Seriously. You need to read this. And then you need to tell all your friends [...]

Categories: Activism, Anatomy, My Own Ramblings, News

and then they exploited the #mombod

After the weird and sexist #dadbod trend, women tried to take back their right to exist just as they are, mom bodies and all. Which is, you know, kinda the thing here at SOAM. So I have been hanging out on Instagram and Twitter in the #mombod tags and for the most part loving the [...]

Categories: Instagram, My Own Ramblings, News

You probably saw this photo of this professor last week on the internet. A student in one of his classes in Israel had to bring her baby to class, and when the baby started fussing, she made to leave, but her professor took the baby and soothed him and continued teaching. Which is amazing. I [...]

Categories: Feminist Fridays, My Own Ramblings, News

Happy Mother’s Day!

Motherhood changes a person internally and externally. The current societal standards do not accept the outward changes, and they don't understand the inward ones. To become a mother is to change a person as much as metamorphosis changes a caterpillar into a butterfly. We become unrecognizable. We become beautiful. Many times motherhood begins with a [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News

Posting here at SOAM has been sparse lately for a number of reasons, not to mention the fact that we were hacked awhile back and it's taken a few weeks to get everything back to normal. In the process the site needed a design update which my friend Jen took on because she is amazing [...]

Categories: Feminist Fridays, News

Feminist Friday 4.3

~TIAW on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook. ~SOAM on Twitter and Facebook. ~Participate here on SOAM. Around the Web: ~18 Inventions By Women that Changed the World ~This woman refused to remove her birthmark. And you know what? She's gorgeous just as she is. ~This photo was removed from Instagram despite not breaking any rules. Why? [...]

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Spring Break Feminist Friday

It's been a crazy week and I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything. I have a lot of great links for you today, but still no time to make up a post here. Hopefully I will get to do a makeup post on Sunday. But in the mean time I wanted to post a link [...]

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Feminist Friday 3.13

~TIAW on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook. ~SOAM on Twitter and Facebook. ~Participate here on SOAM. Around the Web: ~With Leonard Nimoy's passing, we take a look back at his photographic art featuring plus-size women. ~Emma Watson (actual real life Feminist Queen) said some pretty great stuff on feminism. I'm so glad girls have her (and [...]

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