everyday feminism


3 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About ‘Negative People’

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You’ve probably come across that popular advice that’s going around: “You’d be happier if you just cut negative people from your life.” It’s reasonable to cut ties with people who are abusive or toxic, but how can we make sure that doesn’t turn into ostracizing people who struggle with mental illnesses like depression? Let’s start with unlearning these lies.

It’s Okay to Be Alone: Achieving Self-Empowerment Through Solitude

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Some are baffled by those of us who make the choice to be alone. Others think aloneness means something’s wrong with you or that you’re self-centered. Here’s a more empowering perspective. Read about this author’s practice of deliberately spending time alone to see how you can grow your self-confidence all on your own – without needing anyone else to complete you.

These Wise Ways to Deal with Tough Times Can Help You Through Life’s Struggles

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Been through tough times? In spite of what you may have heard, you don’t need to “get over” it. Here’s how you can learn something valuable about your own strength instead. We’re all in this together, trying to make oppression a thing of the past. In the meantime, while we’re still struggling, get some inspiration from the wisdom of author and rapper Humble the Poet.

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself While Working in the Service Industry (And 5 Ways to Be a Better Consumer)

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There’s something about working in the service industry that makes people think it’s okay to treat you poorly. And since racial and gender minorities make up most of this workforce, that mistreatment makes for even more opposition to deal with every day. So here are some tips for when work gets hard – and some ways we consumers can do our part to make it easier.