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“Authentic love does not devalue another human being. Authentic love does not silence, shame or abuse. If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor and respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help. Your voice will save you. Let it extend into the night, let it part the darkness. Let it set you free to know who you truly are -- valuable, beautiful, loved.” These are the powerful words advocate Brooke Axtell...
Laverne Cox is making history once again with a new lead role on the CBS drama, Doubt. She officially signed on yesterday, making her character the first transgender regular on a CBS show. Cox will play the part of Cameron Wirth, an Ivy-educated attorney whose firsthand experience with injustice lends compassion to her clients. Aside from being a transgender person playing a transgender character, it's not exactly the norm for a black actress to play a smart, successful professional on primetime television, which is just why we love it...
"Girls (should) have access to clothes that tell them that they can be and do anything."—this is the idea behind Princess Awesome, a clothing line that is destroying gender stereotypes by letting "girls decide what it means to be girly."  What started out as a simple Kickstarter campaign is now raising the bar for children's clothing everywhere.  Founders Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair told Buzzfeed, "We're not sure who decided that girls (had) to choose between spaceships and ribbons, sparkles and science." When they found it impossible to track down clothes...
We’ve dug up a special throwback treat from our 1997 Spring/Summer issue: Tori Galore dishes with Blume about exploring feminism from married life in the Jersey ‘burbs during the budding second wave, childhood recall and more. Happy birthday Judy! We’re so glad you were born to write the tomes of our youth. ... Nervous? You bet. But different from meeting-a-dishy-actor-or-famous-rock-star nervous. Its more personal, slightly vulnerable—like the nervous I get when meeting some-guy-I-really-like's mother for the first time. Except in this case the mother in question has known...
  Courtney Love played the stand alone Elle Dallas on the last episode of Empire. Despite the character's nod to some of the singers own problems, Courtney admitted to channeling her inner Mariah, Whitney, Winehouse and Stevie Nicks to conquer the roll (all women we love).  Will our rock and roll it-girl be putting her pipes to use? Hell yes! We can expect to see Love doing an original song on next week's episode. Until then, check out this clip from "Out, Damn Spot" which aired...
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