skirt! essays

Leaving My Old Life Behind – Waking up to the present moment

By Angie Mizzell Years ago, early in my adult life—after marriage but before children—I packed up my entire life in ...
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Just GO – Exploring the Necessity of Solo Female Travel and Adventure

By Raegan WhitesideMy sister and I like to play a game with my dad which isn’t even really a game ...
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How I Found My Voice

By Angie Mizzell I remember exactly where I was when I realized what I wanted to do with my life ...
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Mighty Black Mothers

By Patricia Williams Lessane Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, I relish in the fact that ...
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Lessons from a Fearless Mother

By Liza Vilnits At some point in my teens I found out from my mother that I was a “mistake,” ...
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Leading with Unconditional Love

Photography by Abby Murphy By Percival Haas Even though my mother has visited me countless times since I began school ...
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Praying for Surrender

By Lauren Ravalico My husband told me the Greeks believed that a newborn’s first breath was a sign of lifelong ...
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You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

By Angie Mizzell "Mommy, you can be anything you want to be." Many times, I’ve tried to recall what prompted ...
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Who’s the Boss?

Photography by Libby Williams By Kinsey Gidick I can’t stand the term “girl boss.” “Lady boss” is just as insufferable ...
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Standup Performance

By Dr. Vivian Appler As an assistant professor at the College of Charleston, I am one among many faculty members ...
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