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A Woman, A Black Person, And A Lesbian All Walk Into A Bar At The Same Time. It Ended Horribly.

T. Miller has a small request. A desperate plea for you to just hear her story, and the stories of so many you have never even known existed. Just hit play and hear her out.NSFW: She describes a violent crime and the awful words that came with it at 1:30.

T. Miller has a lot of experience with the struggle of being black, gay, a woman, and dominant in Detroit. She's lost many friends whose only crime was existing outside the comfort zone of people who don't bother to learn that people who are different from them exist in the world. And the stories of people just like her often get buried by our complacent media.

More people should know about those who have died. You should know the name Britney Cosby. You should learn more about Sakia Gunn. I would tell you more about what they were like, but nothing exists beyond a news story of their death. And there are countless other women out there, afraid not only of being murdered, but of no one ever knowing they existed. Because people never talk about them.


More people should acknowledge the humanity that is inherent in each of us. More people should learn what their indifference can do. Most importantly, more people could share this if they think these women's names should be heard. I hope you do. It's not that big of an ask, and the biggest struggle right now is making sure someone, anyone, knows that Sakia Gunn, Britney Cosby, and the many others you've never heard of existed.

And I hope you learn more of T's compelling stories by Liking her Facebook page.

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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5 easy ways to practice self care

Because taking care of yourself should never feel like a chore

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life we forget the important things: like taking care of ourselves. While binge watching your favorite show and ordering take out can be just the treat-yourself-thing you need, your body might not always feel the same. So we’re bringing you 5 easy ways to practice self-care that both you and your body will thank us for.

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Three people engaged in conversation at a party.

There are some people who live under the illusion that everything they say is deeply interesting and have no problem wasting your time by rambling on and on without a sign of stopping. They’re the relative, neighbor or co-worker who can’t take a hint that the conversation is over.

Of all these people, the co-worker who can’t stop talking may be the most challenging because you see them every day in a professional setting that requires politeness.

There are many reasons that some people talk excessively. Therapist F. Diane Barth writes in Psychology Today that some people talk excessively because they don’t have the ability to process complex auditory signals, so they ramble on without recognizing the subtle cues others are sending.

It may also be a case of someone who thinks they’re the most interesting person in the conversation.

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