Author: Monica Sampson

The education system, is it based on fear?

While sitting on campus this week I purposely took an hour out of my busy day to meet with a friend of mine, who for his own privacy I shall refer to as “Ray.” Ray has been going through a deep depression, and last week he stopped answering my texts and calls. I got worried about him, really worried and when he texted me about lunch I knew we needed to chat. We sat down outside of our favorite coffee shop, feeling the tension between us I looked at him and told him I loved him, that I wanted...

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How To Make Valentines Day Feminist

Happy Valentine’s Day, SmartFem family. Valentine’s day, typically a day celebrating love, chocolate, and hallmark cards, it not really considered the most feminist of holidays. Historically Saint Valentine, a third-century Roman saint died a gory and-and painful death after his alleged fight or argument with emperor Claudius Gothicus (Claudius II) regarding Claudius. Really the whole this is historically muggy with little to know facts about the man, in fact, several catholic Roman Martyrology sources state there might have been several holy men fighting for Christianity during this time named Valentine, and their stories have all blended into one. Today...

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Galentines Day, It’s the most feminist day of the year.

Galentine’s Day is a holiday Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. As Leslie, herself explains on the show: “Oh it’s only the best day of the year.” (This according to NBC/ Parks and Rec) I recently started watching Parks and Rec with my boyfriend, I know we’re really late to the game. My recently late night Netflix sessions gave way to a whole new side of T.V turned into a social norm. “Galentine’s day,” up until watching the original episode of Parks and Rec...

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Dear Beyoncé, Advice From A Twin To A Future Mom of Twins

The Beehive is all a stir as Queen Bey, Beyonce Carter Knowles announced she is pregnant with twins. I was delighted, thrilled, and beyond excited for this new chapter in Beyonce’s life. I’m a twin myself, and growing up a twin has been the greatest joy in the world, however it was due to some very key moments in my life. Dear, Beyonce/manner of Beyonce/Solange/Tina Knowles I hope you find this article, give it a read and consider my…   Top Tips and Life Advice Before Having Twins- from a Twin. As a twin, I am very grateful that...

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Groundhogs day, “It’s just still once a year, isn’t it?”

Happy February 2nd, for most people it’s just the second day in a month that’s usually dedicated to Valentine’s day, but for some movie buffs and trivia fans, today is Groundhogs day! Traditionally, the day derives its name from the famous line of groundhogs, “Punxsutawney Phil.” On February 2nd every year Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania celebrates the day with a festival and the highlight is watching Phil the Groundhog, finally come above ground. The day lies in superstition that, according to groundhog.org if Punxsutawney Phil see’s his shadow, we regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather...

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Plus Size Lingerie For Your Valentine’s Day

With the official day of love 14 days away, my social media is cluttered with ads and popups for some gorgeous lingerie. Studded with diamonds and dripping with lace, these fancy pieces are the perfect addition to any closet, for individual expression, a fun surprise under an outfit, or a romantic night. My only problem? I don’t fit any of them! I’m a busy girl, my first real boyfriend called me “voluptuous” once and I coined it and took the word as my own. Owning every inch of my curves, only today if I want a sexy valentine’s day...

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