CATEGORY: INSPIRATIONAL

In 1974, Adrienne Rich’s collection of exploratory poems, Diving into the Wreck, split the 1974 National Book Award for Poetry with Allen Ginsberg. Declining to accept it individually, Rich was joined by the two other feminist poets nominated, Alice Walker and Audre Lorde, to accept it on behalf of all women "whose voices have gone and still go unheard in a patriarchal world." The pact between Rich, Lorde and Alice walker was made when they learned that all three of them, along with Allen Ginsberg, had been nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry that year. The women agreed that if any one of them received the award, she would accept it on behalf of all three and read a collaboratively written statement—a feminist manifesto, in fact—at the awards ...

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Olivia Cummings is that girl whose kind of life you're jealous of. From her Instagram to her business, it seems like she's got it all figured it out -- world travels, beautiful jewelry and an impressive style. She's got friends all over the world, from Paris to Istanbul, she's seen and done it all. But how did this Australian entrepreneur create such a life?  How does she travel 365 days of the year while maintaining her own business? The main ingredient: passion. While studying at Melbourne University, she became enchanted with languages, but none more than French. After many trips back and forth across the Indian Ocean, Olivia finally moved to Paris. Her days were filled with wine and cheese, her vacations with adventures around Europe, India and Turkey...

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I still hadn't heard a word back from the casting agency about the movie role I’d gone for, months prior, and I was convinced it was because I was fat. In fact, it had to be that. Otherwise, I was perfect for the role. That was the very reason I was now here, cold, crying and running laps around an athletics track, at a ‘fat farm’. Know who this woman is? It's Oprah Winfrey. She gave numerous television interviews with journalists, following the news that she’d been offered to play the part of ‘Sofia' in the movie “The Color Purple” -- Her dream role. Oprah credits, not only scoring the movie role, but also the success of her entire career to something we all have - a brain. Actually, I lie, she credits ‘positive thinking’ and the law of attraction...

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