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Healthy relationships and sexual health when you’re LGBTQ+ (or straight/cis!)

Becka Wall | @beckawall

It’s Saturday brunch. You’re gossiping with your friends about the latest details of their dates and romantic life, when it dawns on you: how would I know if any of my friends are in unhealthy relationships? What are the big warning signs to look for? What advice do I give them if they are worried about their reproductive health?

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Dress to Impress: Taking Pride In Queer Fashion

Mandy Dean – Washington, D.C.

June isn’t just for poolside BBQs, extravagant summer travel and sangrias in the sand. June also marks the anniversary of  the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement here in the United States.

“Gay Pride Day,” originally a single celebration observed the last Sunday of June, has sparked an expansion of the holiday itself— and we now have series of events celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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Feminist movies for your next Netflix marathon

Becka Wall – @beckawall

It’s Friday at 5 PM. You’re wiped from battling the patriarchy all week and cancelled all your plans for the evening. Your Thai food order is placed and your glass of wine is poured. Now the questions that plagues us all: what should I watch?

If you’re ready for something to empower you to keep resisting, fear not. We’ve got you covered.

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There’s An App for That: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

With dating often comes heartbreak, and we sometimes deal with the excruciating pain of break-ups in unhealthy ways: rebound hookups, eating tubs of ice cream while binge-watching TV, fixating on our hang-ups and convincing ourselves we are unworthy of love… the list of self-destruction goes on.

 

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What being single for so long taught me

Mary Ruland | @IRuleThisLand__

For as long as I can remember, I was forever single. I had moments of complete satisfaction being alone. Other times, I found myself swiping right on dating apps,  hoping to find a perfect match. Through it all, I always seemed to look at relationships as something I could do, but not something that would make or break me. I managed to find my own way around in this world, and having someone along for the ride seemed nice, but not a necessity.

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#WorthIt: A Better Commute

Becka Wall – @beckawall

Commuting to work is easily the most annoying part of anyone’s day. You have to wake up an hour early, schlep through traffic or public transport to get to a place you have to work all day. Booo. But what if you had a few things to make your commute something to look forward to?

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Fitness Fempire Encourages Women to ‘Kick It’ Together

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Group fitness often lacks actual group work – people tend to come alone, workout alone and leave alone regardless of being surround by 20 other people. But what if group fitness was about encouraging you to step out of your personal comfort zone in addition to your fitness comfort zone?

That powerful type of environment is exactly what Eliza Shirazi is creating with Kick It by Eliza. This dynamic fitness class, developed in Shirazi’s college dorm room, provides a killer fun workout while connecting people of all ages and fitness levels through unique partner rounds. Continue reading “Fitness Fempire Encourages Women to ‘Kick It’ Together”

Facing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Lauren Linhard – Photos by Kaitlyn Fitzgerald – Makeup by Amy Gunzelman

A college student misses six weeks of classes while living off TV dinners, not wanting to shower or leave his bed. At first glance, you’d probably think of him as a lazy kid wasting his parents’ money. You’d be very wrong.

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Just Another (Positive) IUD Story

Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

As an editor for Moxie Media for more than a year now, I’ve heard my fair share of IUD horror stories – the excruciating cramping, painful bleeding, dizziness and nausea. We even published such a story- Getting an IUD (Might) Hurt– which, frankly, hurt my lady parts to read. So, you can imagine my level of anxiety when I walked into the gynecologist office for my insertion appointment. Here’s a hint: I brought my Mommy.

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