These Women Transformed Their Breast Cancer Scars Into Gorgeous Survivor Tattoos

'I no longer have to look at a dark time in my life. I get to look at something pretty instead of the scars.' This year breast cancer will affect an estimated 230,000 American women, many of whom will turn to surgery to prevent or treat the disease. Mastectomies often result in heavy scarring as well as the loss of the nipple, which doctors may attempt to recreate through tattoos. Unfortunately, with little tattoo training, doctors may be unable to capture the dimension needed to make the...

Bi-Erasure Is Very Real -- And Here's How You Can Avoid It

"It's just a phase." "Oh, she's just experimenting." "He's too scared to say he's gay." These seemingly harmless phrases are all examples of bi-erasure, a very real and very dangerous hurdle facing the bisexual community. "Bisexual erasure is when the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regard to an individual) is questioned or denied outright," Alexandra Bolles, a Strategist, Global and US South, at GLAAD....

9 Celebs That Live With An Invisible Illness

They haven't let their disabilities get in the way of their success. Millions of Americans live with some form of a disability -- and in many cases, you'd never be able to tell just by looking at them. Fifty-four million Americans -- about 20% of the population -- live with some level of disability. Of those, 96% have an invisible disability. Invisible disabilities "can present with varying symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, cognitive dysfunctions (brain fog)...

15 Celebs Who Are Shutting Down Stigmas About Mental Illness

“I say constantly that there’s no shame in dealing with these things." With almost 19% of adults in the United States experiencing a mental illness in any given year, it should come as no surprise that many celebrities live with mental illness too. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (which runs from Oct. 4 through 10), here are 15 celebrities who have shared their stories about mental illness and health. By speaking out about their experiences and what they do to take care of themselves...

Please Stop Looking At Justin Bieber's Nude Photos

Last year, the Internet flipped out when almost a dozen female celebrities had their private, nude photographs leaked -- an event grossly dubbed "The Fappening" by many. It spawned articles on privacy, women's rights, and sexism on the Internet. So why aren't we as angry about the Justin Bieber nude photo leak? The New York Daily News recently posted exclusive photos of Bieber on the balcony of his Bora Bora vacation spot totally naked, save for a small black "modesty bar" they superimposed...

Stop Victim Blaming Taylor Swift

Wednesday (Oct. 28), Taylor Swift reportedly filed a counterclaim against the former radio DJ who is suing Swift for being fired after allegedly groping the 1989 singer's bottom at a concert. Let's back up for a minute: In 2013, before the Colorado stop of Swift's Red Tour, radio personality David Mueller and his girlfriend met the pop star at a meet and greet. Afterward, a security guard tracked Mueller down, ejected him and his girlfriend from the arena and banned them from all future Swift...

The Shocking Reason A Sandy Hook Victim's Sister Is Being Harassed Online

The sister of a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher has become the latest victim of online conspiracy theorists, who have been sending her threatening messages. The threats took a serious turn when an anonymous user posted her alleged address online Saturday (Dec. 5) on a memorial Facebook page. Carlee Soto-Parisi gained media attention after a photo of her crying while trying to gain information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was used widely in...

Examiner.com Closing Next Week, 2 Investigations Found Fact Check Fails

Online journalism platform Examiner.com is closing effective July 10th, San Francisco CBS-affiliate KPIX reported. The news was announced to Examiner.com writers, also known as “Examiners,” in a July 5 email, according to Denver alt-weekly Westword. There does not appear to be a public press release about the shutdown on the Denver-based Examiner.com or its parent company, AXS, or AXS’s parent company, AEG...
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