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As I type this, I am sure that Brett Kavanaugh will be appointed by Congress to be the next Supreme Court Justice. The nation watched yesterday as one of his victims came forward against her wishes to tell the world of his crimes, and as he came forward to reveal his dedication to untruths and preservation of reputation above all else. His lies were blatantly obvious, but Republicans will vote him through anyway. Why? Because they are unashamed and proud. Weeks ago, a research team at the...
Tuesday night, the Marriott hosted their inaugural #LoveTravel Beyond Barriers event - a night to celebrate “Human Rights, Equality, Inclusivity and Peace”. $50,000 grants were given out to four young, “change makers”: Isabel Rullán, Co-Founder of ConPRmetidos, a non-profit established to create a more sustainable Puerto Rico. Nadya Okamoto, Founder of PERIOD, a “menstrual movement” to both provide products worldwide and change the conversation (or lack thereof) around period. Jordan Reeves, Founder of VideoOut, a collection of “coming out” stories to empower the LGBQT community. Tony Weaver, Jr., founder of...

Earlier this month, I visited a nude beach for the first time. While I was initially shocked to see so many naked bodies, I became less so as I made my way across the rocky surface and passed more and more and more of them. Finally finding a smooth slab of rock both close to the sea and a comfortable distance from others, I stopped to set down my things. There, I pushed past my nerves and disrobed as quickly as possible, finding, to my...

A birth chart is a snapshot of the cosmos at the time of birth. Your birth chart is your cosmic map, holding the secrets to your life’s purpose, destiny, motivations, fears, and hopes—using your birth time, location, and date as the key to opening and unveiling the treasure the birth chart holds. “With this knowledge, we are encouraged to stand in our own truth, our personal interstellar presence, and allow ourselves to grow with every planetary transit,” Kristy Belich (@trustyourglitter) states. Hey baby, what’s your sign?While...
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is testifying today about her experience of being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while they were both in high school (which Kavanaugh denies). She has delivered her opening statement with details of the assault, in which Kavanaugh, with the help of Mark Judge, trapped her in a bedroom and covered her mouth during the attack. Ford describes how the traumatic experience drastically affected her life, the responsibility she felt to notify the Senate and President before the nomination,...
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having taken part in sexual misconduct as a high school student in the 1980s. Julie Swetnick came forward in Twitter post shared by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to say she had witnessed Kavanaugh engage in activities at parties where women were subject to verbal abuse, unwanted touching, and were drugged and raped, The New York Times reported. Swetnick saw Kavanaugh at numerous occasions during house parties in the Washington suburbs where they both grew up. Swetnick...
Mike Pence has spent his entire career working to prevent LGBTQ individuals from having basic human rights, and now, he’s very loudly outdoing himself: Pence became the first Vice President to speak at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit. The Council is officially designated as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to the Values Voter Summit’s website, the event hopes to “preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage [and] religious liberty.” The website also boasts that in 2016, Pence called the Summit...
    Bill Cosby has officially been given a three to ten year prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, following years of attacks spanning decades alleged by dozens of women. On Tuesday, the actor was denied bail and sent to prison immediately following the sentence, reports CNN. Cosby was also ordered to pay $250,000 in addition to prosecution costs, and will be registered as a sex offender for life. Judge Steven T. O’Neill remarked in court, “Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you....
More disgusting accounts of Brett Kavanaugh’s treatment of women have surfaced, dating back to his years as a high school student at Georgetown Preparatory, The New York Times reports. Kavanaugh’s yearbook page reveals a high schooler immersed in sports, drinking and parties at the beach. In addition to these typical jock activities, there was an odd mention of “Renate Alumnius"—a reference to a student at a Catholic girls’ school named Renate Schroeder, now Renate Schroeder Dolphin. Renate’s name appears numerous times in the Georgetown Prep’s 1983 yearbook...

  The role of women in World War II was huge, from the Bletchley Park codebreakers to the brave nurses that took to the battlefield and saved lives by the thousands. Yet it’s only now that we’re discovering many of these stories. That includes the lives of four women we’ll be looking at today. Women who overcame the odds thanks to their bravery, smarts, and a unending determination. Seriously, these women’s stories are inspirational badassery on steroids that will have you shouting, "Why isn’t this a movie!?!" SO,...