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If these men were black or brown, their fate would be different.

Trump supporters crowding the steps of the Capitol after displacing the police shield wall preventing access. By TapTheForwardAssist.

The three of us danced the dance of the wounded souls until I finally bowed out.

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A woman delves deeper into her relationship with herself when she writes up the results of using a sex toy.

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I didn’t drive him to cheat any more than he did me.

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No, but people will certainly make you feel that there is.

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I had to get over my core issues with my father to surpass the pain this holiday used to cause me.

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No, but the kinds of tents they inhabit are less temporary than permanent dwellings.

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I should know: I relied on cleaning when my life was unraveling.

Homeless tents in Los Angeles Skid Row by Russ Allison Loar.

Elle Silver

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