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Top 10 Myths About Transgender People

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Nearly one million adults in the US identify as transgender. And yet, most people know almost nothing about them. Why do we know so little about transgender people? Because they are systematically silenced on a daily basis. We don’t know them because, frankly, we don’t see them. So let’s confront some of the most common myths about transgender people and change our ways of thinking about them.

OMG, Un-Tag Me!: Photo Sharing and Body Image in the Facebook Generation

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Social media trends change as rapidly as the technology itself, and we need to make sure that our dialogue with teens about body image and self-esteem (dialogue that includes listening) is changing just as rapidly. Because the Facebook Generation is the next generation of thinkers, leaders, parents, and activists. They’ll be the ones changing the world. And we need them to be fully present in it!

Sad Spinsters And Crazy Cat Ladies: Why Society Shames Single Women And Why We Should Celebrate The Single Life Instead

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We are products of a lifetime of gendered social messages that tell us that every woman needs a man – that to not have one, even for a moment, is a failure at womanhood. Aside from all the overt sexism, the idea that being single sucks is flat out WRONG. So here are a few ways that being single is good for you and a viable life choice if you want to.

How To Find The RIGHT Therapist For You (And Make It Work!)

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Congratulations – you have decided to see a therapist and take control of your mental health! Now there’s just one major step you have to take – finding the right therapist to be your trusted ally on this journey. Unfortunately, due to society’s stigma of therapy, we aren’t told how to effectively access it. Luckily, it’s easier than you think. Here are some important things to keep in mind.

Top 10 Myths About Transgender People

Credit: Trans Griot

Nearly one million adults in the US identify as transgender. And yet, most people know almost nothing about them. Why do we know so little about transgender people? Because they are systematically silenced on a daily basis. We don’t know them because, frankly, we don’t see them. So let’s confront some of the most common myths about transgender people and change our ways of thinking about them.