Last month I started to feel a lump in my throat and immediately worry consumed my mind. I kept my concern to myself for a few days and the lump never seemed to go away. Then I made a mistake in reading my symptoms online which frightened me so much that I started having panic attacks and depression. Eventually I lost sleep and was down to only 100 lbs. I needed some …Read More >
The InStepp Blog: Our Perspective
Visit the InStepp Blog often to get our perspective on issues and local events. Our bloggers continually scan the internet looking for news, ideas and other information of potential interest to our readers.
Why is the world divided into genders? Who decided that dresses were for women and pants were for men? When most people think about gender, they think of certain ways that each gender is supposed to express themselves. It is becoming more normal for those lines to blur which is great but that is mainly in the bigger cities. In my small town, it is still seen as abnormal, …Read More >
Warning: There is adult and discriminative language that is used in this article. Words are not inherently evil or good. They give us a way to communicate with each other. They let us express and learn about each other. They also divide us. Words matter. As a woman, I have struggled with words and labels used against my fellow sisters and me. For example, bitch, slut, …Read More >
“Wait! I don’t have my cell phone!” I said in a panic as we stood by the elevator of the parking garage. My friends and I were about to head home when I reached into my coat pocket and realized my phone was not there. We just finished walking in The Women’s March for the second year in a row. We were cold, tired and hungry. The last thing needed was an unwelcome …Read More >
Every year directors, producers, actors and actresses get all dressed up and show up to the south of France to present their projects to the world at the Cannes Film Festival. And in this year’s festival, along with notable films as BlacKKKlansman and Cold War, women stood up for themselves to be heard, continuing the action began by the Times Up movement in the U.S. at …Read More >
Does anyone else think at least once a day, am I woman enough? There is a definite line between what makes women, women and men, men in our society. After reading that statement, some things might have popped into your head. There might have been the stereotypes like the commander of the house, bearer of children, and protector of said child. Forgive me - that is my bias …Read More >