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Author name: Mama Gena

Just can’t get it up for self-care?

I have trouble making peace with myself some days. I might start the day with a whole litany of complaints about me: You don’t do enough activism! You didn’t recycle that plastic bag! You yelled at your boyfriend! You don’t visit your mother enough! You are too self absorbed! You stretch yourself too thin! You …

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If the shoe fits

As a woman, I have had a troubled relationship with shoes. (Can I hear an amen?) I have been way more step sister than Cinderella. That long, slim, elegant shape that most shoes are designed to fit, in no way resembles the spatula-shaped tootsies that I received from my potato farming, shtetl-dwelling, Eastern European grandparents. …

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