"When I was 13, I thought I was gay because I was attracted to men. Now I understand that's not really what it was about -- that I'm trans and attracted to people regardless of gender."
"I fell, my ski popped off and that essentially was the end of my Olympic competition in Pyeongchang." — Olympian Dara Howell wants to encourage girls everywhere to embrace failure and to keep going.
"I started to ask myself: “How can you feel attractive when you’ve lost what many in society equate to being a sexy woman?" breast cancer
"I am in pain every single day of my life, ranging from mild to crippling and incapacitating."
"My greatest wish for you, my daughters, is that as you grow into women who will love who you are in a way that makes not only you but your daughters and friends feel empowered in the same way."
“I hope your new house has roaches. An anonymous woman has written a brutally honest open letter to her best friend’s ex-husband, taking BFF status to a whole new level. Published on Scary Mommy, the aptly titled “A Letter to My Best Friend’s Ex-Husband Because Screw You A**hole,” contains a series of profanity-laced accusations interspersed with praises for the scorned wife and a few cockroach-related threats, for good measure.
Over 18 years, I’ve grown it out and chopped it off to make over 10 donations, most recently to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which makes wigs for women affected by hair loss from cancer. In all the years that I have donated my hair, I never once thought I would be on the receiving end and in need of a wig. Cancer has been no stranger to my life.
For the past 18 years, Australian mother of three Caitlin Brassington has worked as a pediatric and child health nurse. She has had a full career that’s included holding patients hands as they’ve taken their last breath, bringing babies into the world, performing CPR and, well, saving lives. But when she was referred to as “just a nurse” by an acquaintance earlier this week, it was the final straw.
The only thing keeping me going is the fact the Paralympians will take center stage in Rio in just a few weeks. In attempts to boost attention, Vogue Brazil teamed up with the Paralympic committee for a photoshoot to promote the Games and draw attention to the athletes. Sounds like a great idea, right? The limbs of soap stars Cléo Pires and Paulo Vilhena were digitally altered to mimic the real bodies of Brazilian Paralympians Renato Leite and Bruninha Alexandre. I’m sorry, what?! You have beautiful, accomplished and available athletes to shoot (yes, Renito and Bruninha were on hand for the photoshoot) but you choose instead to go with imposters? Vogue Brazil’s response: some weak justification that they didn’t actually put this shoot together, they just featured it, and that this was an attempt to support the Paralympic games by bringing in famous faces.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in Canada, according to the Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada. Amber Smith agrees. In the top image, Smith shows how she looks on a regular day.
As part of an ongoing series, Yahoo Canada is profiling personal experiences in open letters. Our third entry speaks of Saman Munir, a Canadian-born fashion blogger and hijab stylist who uses beauty and fashion to inspire what hijabs mean to Muslim women. For more from the series, click here.
In the article, Hiatt writes about the varying degrees of autism, and what it feels like to deal with sensory overload. It may come as a bit of a surprise to you, as the only autism you may know of being exposed to have is the low-functioning, severe, non-verbal kind. There’s a whole spectrum of autism, (that’s why its full name is autism spectrum disorder) and no two people with autism are the same.
Romantic love is wonderful, and being “in love” is a pretty important component of a romantic relationship. He wanted to travel, but was unwilling to make any of the travel arrangements.