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My mom taught me that I didn't have to follow the script if I didn't want to.
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Actually making the decision to move forward with the process was the hardest part for me.
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I desperately wanted to get pregnant and I needed some free sperm with no drama, no commitment and, definitely, no sex.
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O. Stecina competed in the 2019 pageant despite not identifying as female, and it altered the way they see themself.
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When people hear that I've made wedding planning a game, they laugh and are certain this has to be some kind of joke. It's not.
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A place that had once been so safe and happy became full of anxiety, sadness and fear.
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This woman I’d poured so much of myself into was sliding toward death ... so I did the only thing I could think to do.
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My parents never made a big show of complimenting my skin the way others had.
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It was the only day of the year my parents closed their Chinese restaurant to share their American dreams with me and my four siblings.
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Since I’ve cut God out of my life, I have so much more room for everyone else.
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Almost all children who stutter are discouraged from speaking in some way or another.
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In this virtual world there's no cancer, no cops, no presidents, no religion, no war, no homelessness, no trauma. No separation.
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My dad stepped out of his generational and cultural comfort zone to show his love for me.
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I have, and live with, an illness that society still struggles to understand.
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We were all experiencing a whole new dimension of parenthood, and with it came a freight train of emotions, regardless of one’s native tongue or culture.
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Now imagine what this means for women in Louisiana and other places with "heartbeat" abortion bills.
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Instead of having to learn how to break free from society’s confines, I want my little one to be able to simply be ― whatever that means.
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Kim didn’t try to alleviate my sadness. She didn’t need to fix me. And vice versa.
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I’m free, and that’s worth so much more than being thin ever was.
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Our culture’s preoccupation with gender isn’t healthy and it's holding all of us back.