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✨BRAND NEW EPISODE IS LIVE✨

This week, Mel is back with another solo episode all about Motherhood🤰🏼👶🏻

She talks all about balancing motherhood with...LIFE. Whether you’re a working mom, a stay at home mama, or an entrepreneur mom- you’ll want to listen to this one! ⁣

Mel also gives her top ten tips for staying balanced and less stressed in everyday life when you’ve got kids and a million other things to do🤪⁣

Give it a listen + let us know what you think! And make sure to tell your friends about us, leave us a rating+review on iTunes and stitcher, and message us with any questions or episode topic suggestions. We are here for YOU! ❤️


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Period dates #thefemaleexperience


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You’re entitled to that scream when you’re hurting #thefemaleexperience #sketch


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“What so you mean ‘do I always take my tea like this’?” #thefemaleexperience #sketchbook


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Sleeping in a bed that isn’t your own during the tide #thefemaleexperience #ink


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“I’ll be here all week” #airtravel #thefemaleexperience


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Bedtime snack. berries, mango, Greek yogurt, local honey, Kresge granola & cold brew green tea. ❤️#nutrientdensefood #teaismedicinal #podcastcatchup #thefemaleexperience


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The female experience is often quite complex. Many women have shared theirs due in part to the #metoo movement. I challenge you if you are female, and a writer, to practice and write down all of your experiences to date as they relate to men. This is not to say the male experience is not complex by any means. I am often riveted by many biographies both male and female. My latest post 'He Said' is like walking through my mind ( scary, I know!) and taking note of my most memorable interactions with the male species. I warn you there are some dark ones in there. But there is an absolutely beautiful paradox that visits me at the end. Perhaps when I'm 80 I can write this again, picking up where I left off today, and sharing the rest of my experiences as they relate to males. Now that I have two sons, there's bound to be plenty of material 💗. Link is in my bio. #metoo #momlove #momwriter #writerofinstagram #thefemaleexperience


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an actual thing that actually happened -- @natetasty x @girlswhosayfuck pop up menu @thehotb *no utensils allowed*


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É T O I L É | #nadiashelbayajewellery


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Moves to Toronto, joins a basketball team, thinks she can rock a tracksuit 🤷🏻‍♀️


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F E M E L L E | #nadiashelbaya


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Sharing such an intimate story about my struggles with body image in front of 100 perfect strangers was scary AF, but while I stripped down emotionally, three incredible women @hellofromhere, @veryvictoriakaye, and @makailahminer stripped down physically, acting out my experience as a woman when I decided to free myself from society’s expectations of what my body should look like. It was my first time speaking in front of a crowd that size, and my heart raced all the way until the very moment I stepped on stage. And I realized, this is my story. I’m the ONLY one who can tell it. And it’s crazy because even though that was my experience, it’s such a common experience for women to feel like they aren’t “good enough” in some way. Everyone who shared their story struggled with an acceptance of self in one way or another, and I couldn’t decide if that was a woman thing, or just a human thing. Was a very powerful event, and am so grateful @sea_thecity asked me to be a part of it. Would love to see more of this happening in our city. 🙏🏻💕


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❤️ing @getrealwithmel and
@syannawand!! Learning so so much about myself through these podcasts. I’ll get this hormonal imbalance in check yet👊🏼 #stressaffectseverything #thefemaleexperience #learningtomeditateinmyownway #lettinggo


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I can’t help but draw! All I do is draw and paint! So much so that I just discovered I need reading glasses! 🤓
Anyway, happy Saturday! Here’s a doodle of a female doodle 😋
#illustrationgram #tamponsarenotaluxury #femalesknow #thefemaleexperience


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A work in progress!!
This is an illustration of all the goodness inside a breast! The lactiferous ducts, secretory lobes and all! #breastcare I’m not 💯 on it yet but I think it’s a good start for a new print! 💕 #femalesknow #thefemaleexperience


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Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Shaving the legs! Bath Time! Black & White Handmade Linoleum Square Print. http://etsy.me/2FVq4cL #thefemaleexperience
#checkitout #femalesknow #linoprint #femaleexperience
PS.. that blob next to the candle is a #rubberduck just FYI. 😂🙈 #perthillustrator


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Yasssss I’ve made some new prints! They will be up in my shop in no time!! This is my printing process for this particular print. #heresoneipreparedearlier
If you want to buy this hand made beauty (portrait or landscape) check the link in my bio! #shaveyourlegs #hairylegs #printmakingart #winebottlerollingpin #thefemaleexperience


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Getting ready in the morning with my #kimono 👘 This photo was taken of me so I thought I’d turn it into a watercolour piece. In reality, my vanity desk is significantly more cluttered with hair clips and makeup sponges. #thefemaleexperience #femaleexperience


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I didn’t want to post this one because I didn’t feel it was up to my standard of art. But I think it’s important for everyone to see the process of thinking and development of an idea even if it isn’t as flashy as the master image. This was my first sketch and watercolour of the vagina latte art!! All the others developed from this illustration!
Plus, all vaginas are different anyway! #vaginalatteart #conceptillustration #thefemaleexperience


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Okay, I literally have been slipping with my #endostories this year. So, bear with me as I flood your timelines the next few days to make up for half the month... Many people do not know how common #endometriosis is. Yet, #endo affects about #1in10 women. The reason most don't know this #endofact is because there is about an 8 -10 year lag period in women getting diagnosed -- mostly because the #patriarchal medical community deems #pelvicpain as normal and a routine part of #thefemaleexperience (BUT IT'S NOT!!! AND SHOULDN'T BE!!!). Additionally, most women get misdiagnosed with #IBS or #PMDD because doctors diagnose their symptoms rather than focusing on the cause of those symptoms, which is endo. Another reason women with endo fall under the radar is because not everyone with endo experiences pain. (Shocking, I know!) Those women tend to then find out they have endo when they are trying to have children and face #fertility issues because of their long unchecked endo. This long winded explanation is to let you know that there is not one endo experience or female experience and that too much #periodpain is NOT NORMAL. I believe that when we finally break this #stigma, we will finally be able to service women appropriately and work more effectively towards a cure.
#breakthestigma #endomarch #womenshealth #repro #reproductivehealth #reprojustice #reprorights #endofacts #youarenotalone #yourfeelingsarevalid #validation #letstalkaboutvaginas #MPHmami 📸: @endohappy


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This Sagittal Breast Print is sitting happy in her new home jungle!!! MY ETSY SHOP IS OPEN! 🍾
I’ll keep everyone posted on new listings and updates! 🎉 #etsyshop #etsysellersofinstagram #mammaryglands #sideboob #sagittal #thefemaleexperience


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Anatomy! Watercolour style! This is an IUD! Intrauterine Device! Science and biology can do some amazing stuff!! It is very important that we protect the rights of women to do whatever they want with their own bodies! It’s their choice.
Doing this series, I combine two things I love! Anatomy and Art! 🤩 #anatomyart #uterus #babies? #nottoday #femalesknow #thefemaleexperience


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One summer's day, Nicolle learned that the symbol ‘?!’ is called an interrobang, and convinced Chloe to start a band with her called ‘Interroband.” Thus far, they can play ‘Stand By Me’ quite poorly, but are convinced that maybe one day they can make it big. Pictured here, Nicolle is playing an original song on the banjolele called "Spreadsheets, I'd Rather Be In My Bedsheets," which mostly consists of strumming random notes and singing about mundane tasks.


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OPEN CALL FOR SOFLO FEMALE ARTISTS! Village Design Gallery invites female artists to submit art their work for upcoming @artsdesfemmes exhibitions in Ft lauderdale and Miami galleries. If you want to be part of this awesome innitiative DM and we'll provide submission guidelines! OR email us directly at sbonet@nbvresorts.com @sophieandluna
#artsdesfemmes #womensart #femaleartist #thefemaleexperience #womensupportingwomen #contemporaryart #artexhibition #shopart #poramoralarte #femalepower #girlgang #fortlauderdaleart #miamiart #womeninart #artlover #instaart #villagedesigngallery


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OPEN CALL FOR SOFLO FEMALE ARTISTS! Village Design Gallery invites female artists to submit art their work for upcoming @artsdesfemmes exhibitions in Ft lauderdale and Miami galleries. If you want to be part of this awesome innitiative DM and we'll provide submission guidelines! OR email us directly at sbonet@nbvresorts.com @sophieandluna
#artsdesfemmes #womensart #femaleartist #thefemaleexperience #womensupportingwomen #contemporaryart #artexhibition #shopart #poramoralarte #femalepower #girlgang #fortlauderdaleart #miamiart #womeninart #artlover #instaart #villagedesigngallery #breakersavenue


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This is a fun little watercolour of a cross-section of a breast. Everyone should be checking their bresticles for lumpies often so that they can tell if there is ever a change. Whatever age you may be 🤗
So ladies, go do your thing! 💕

You can buy this print from my Etsy! Link in bio! 🎀
#breast #checkyoself #watercolorart #watercolourart #sideboob #femalesknow #thefemaleexperience #perthillustrator


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Happy #internationalwomensday yewwwwwww
Just remember, gender and sex are different! I am proud of all the female role models in my life.

I wish for everyone to take the advice of #ellendegeneres and “be kind to one another”. ❤️ #bekindtooneanother
Please note: not all women have vaginas. 🤗


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Why do women’s pants have fake pockets? Even if we get pockets, it’s only big enough to fit a tampon for later. #femalesknow
I live for the day that we don’t have to celebrate women’s clothing that have real pockets. We shouldn’t have to respond to clothing compliments with “thanks, it has pockets!” as if we found a diamond in the rough. We should just be able to put our shit, in our pockets!
#functionoverform #pockets #thanksithaspockets #diamondintherough #fakepockets #thefemaleexperience #femaleexperience


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When this book asked me to pause and go look at my clitoris, I actually cried. I was 26, out of touch with my sexuality and looking for answers. That moment, one year ago, set in motion a promise to discover and rediscover what it means to be a sexual being -- vibrant, present, creative -- and explore the meaning of "the mind/vagina connection." I mean, we hold the centre of the universe within us. That's pretty fucking powerful! When you understand how your sexuality ebbs and flows, you can uncover some profound realizations about the way you move through the world, and the way that same world expects you to behave. Despite our culture's default setting to shame women, this book aims to do something seemingly simple yet incredibly transformative: allow you to feel normal. Now, put your phone down and get to know yourself. #IWD2018 #internationalwomensday


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Vaginas come in all different styles. In this case, colours!
People shouldn’t be afraid of vaginas, or assign them with certain negative connotations that I won’t go in to right now. But they sure are cute by definition : ugly but interesting. #thefemaleexperience #femaleexperience


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BEING FEMALE
Little girls wear big
Pants, and big girls wear little
Pants. Such a puzzle.
😆💋❤️#biggirls #littlegirls #bigpants #littlepants #puzzle #beingfemale #women #feminine #thefemaleexperience #womanhood #funny #laugh #confusing #haiku #haikulover #poet #poetry #poem


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Good morning world✨This is my first post on my fresh page- fresh out the shower... I was thinking the other day what a hypocrite I am, writing a masters thesis about society’s conformity to gender norms when my social media is a parade of me showing off exactly how well I fit into the prescribed femininity ideals. So this is me, unedited, unfiltered, two pimples, chipped nail polish- an authentic female experience. This is my social media experiment to see how brave I am to be real and to see how brave we all are to accept a woman in a realistic way✊🏼



#feminist #autoethnography #strongwomen #equalitymatters #feministfightclub #thefemaleexperience #bravegirls #femininitydefinedbyme #socialexperiment #authenticinstagram #thisisme #supportchange #newjourneys


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In your podcast app I HIGHLY suggest “The Female Experience” podcast episodes #13 and #14. Please listen and share. #wombwisdom #womb #fertility #naturalbirthcontrol #bodycare #bodylove #thefemaleexperience


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Is that a vagina in the latte art? Yes. Yes it is. #watercolourart #vaginaart #cafeart


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Episode 17 is up lovelies, and we’re talking Perfectionism! .
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Based on our own experiences and research into why we seek for “perfect,” we’re diving into why Perfect doesn’t exist, what it is we’re really searching for, some of the ways perfectionism shows up, why social media is making imperfection one more thing to do perfectly, and how to baby-step your way into simply giving less f**ks so you can finally take a breath and enjoy your life.
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Wishing everyone a very happy Thursday full of Good-Enough moments. 😘💕 #thefemaleexperience


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Tried something different today... a lot more, colourful and abstract than my usual pieces. .
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#abstract #artistsofinstagram #art #artist #artofinstagram #expressionism #feminism #thefemaleexperience #femalelife


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Margaret Atwood fans will love this! Social, political and moral issues covered . Red Clocks is a wonderfully strange new novel about five women in a new America. #redclocks #lenizumas #thefemaleexperience #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #indiebooks #indiebound #newnovel #femalefiction #books #bookshelf #cantstopreading #femaleauthors #drama


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Guys. This interview will make you wanna pack up your stuff and move and change your life and pursue your passion! Seriously. Lisa from @zincnutrition chatted with Mel and gave her some major inspiration! They talked all about Lisa’s past, her “quarter life crisis”, her life in LA, and her new ebook coming out SOON! Mel adored chatting with her- Lisa is such a real, authentic boss babe and you know we love our boss babes✨ give the new episode a listen and let us know what you think! ❤️
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#girltalk #zincnutrition #femaleempowerment #thefemaleexperience #womensupportingwomen #girlpower #nutrition #podcast #selfcare


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OPEN CALL FOR SOFLO FEMALE ARTISTS! Village Design Gallery invites female artists to submit art that represent the “feminine experience” for our March exhibition: Arts des Femmes, in honor of women's history month. If you want to be part of this awesome innitiative DM and we'll provide submission guidelines! OR email us directly at sbonet@nbvresorts.com @sophieandluna
#artsdesfemmes #womensart #femaleartist #thefemaleexperience #womensupportingwomen #contemporaryart #artexhibition #shopart #poramoralarte #femalepower #girlgang #fortlauderdaleart #miamiart #womeninart #artlover #instaart #villagedesigngallery #breakersavenue @luckeyart @sandraencaoua @mnlovesart @flor_de_verano @gabrielaesquivele @the_naked_lady @photographybypaloma @artbyflorencia


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A new episode is up this week, and we’re chatting all about the topic of boundaries! It’s an episode that has a lot of personal meaning for both of us, and so far we’ve had several listeners reach out and tell us how relevant the episode was for them as well. How do you guys feel about boundaries? Do you set and follow through on them easily, or do you end up working through guilt and resentment around them? We’d love to hear about your experience, and/or your thoughts on the episode! Leave us comments or shoot us a message and have a wonderful weekend!!! #thefemaleexperience


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Just over here travelling through different dimensions... 🌗 Shoutout to Tina @skystudiolucia for the enlightening experience and @chantelchapman for the bold recommendation. DM me if you're interested in trying Advanced Light Meditation. It's nearly impossible to explain what it felt like (a trip without the actual 🍄perhaps? Living inside a kaleidoscope?) but what I can say is that I came out of it knowing it was exactly what I needed before the next step of my journey.


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Have you had a chance to listen to part 2 yet of our episodes on hormonal birth control for the @thefemaleexperiencepodcast ??? If not, head to the link in my profile to listen in iTunes, and/or subscribe for up-to-date downloads every week. @getrealwithmel and I were so shocked and happy to hear all the amazing feedback from you guys on this topic, and hopefully part 2 will continue to help you explore the idea even further. Thanks for being here 💕 Happy Thursday! #thefemaleexperience


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✨✨✨Last night I was consumed by Milk and Honey @_rupi.kaur_ and now I’m onto her second book of poetry ‘the sun and her 🌸 flowers’✨✨✨ This piece spoke to me 🌪️
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#readingismylife #lectoracompulsiva #thefemaleexperience #reading #booksofinstagram #poetry #instapoets #poetryisnotdead #poetrycommunity #booksof2017 #rupikaur #female #womensupportingwomen #warm #vulnerability #kindness


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Episode 12 of @thefemaleexperiencepodcast is allll about friendships! So honored to have been a part of this special episode with Mel & Sy. These two are so special to me and talking about the psychology and physiology of friendships and relationships in general with them made me extra grateful for the wonderful people in my life and the relationships that have taught me so much about what it truly means to be a friend! ❤️👯‍♀️❤️ #thefemaleexperience #thefemaleexperiencepodcast #podcast #friendship #holisticpractitioners #holsitichealth #nutritionaltherapy #mindset #lifestyle #friendshipgoals #galpals #friends #bff #friendgoals


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Lets replace judgements with connections. Imagine how powerful that world would be. #womenscircle #oakland #womensupportingwomen


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You are Her. The mountains are Her. The flowers are Her. Take deep breaths, and find connection with all that Is. #womenscircle #oakland #womensupportingwomen


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Fact ⚡️@erikalust || @nativeshoes event in Gastown 📍


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Giving @strombo a bubble beard for the Men Who Take Baths photo series. Read his answer to the question 'where do men fit in a “future is female” world?' - link in bio. @girlswhosayfuck


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Have you read any of our @projectgirlseries stories and totally related to them? Tell us about it! We are collecting stories to share on our Instagram, in our newsletter, and to feature in our upcoming podcast. 🎧

Check out the link in my bio for more information!
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#projectgirl #ourstrengthisinourstories #girlhood #growingup #thefemaleexperience #womeninfilm


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Feminism is about equality. And we wanted to know how to include men in the conversation. So, we put 11 of them in a bubble bath and asked the same six questions. Link in bio.


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It's the most wonderful time of the year


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Are we there yet?


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Introducing @broccoli_mag - a magazine for cannabis lovers run entirely by women. If you'd like to eavesdrop on our conversation with editor-in-chief @anjalouise, click the link in my bio 🌿 📸: @kaylamannphoto


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⭐️Do you have a moment that has stuck with you from your girlhood? Want to share it and become a part of our movement to acknowledge female stories & experiences for what they are: powerful, relatable, and worthy of being shared? ⭐️ Our beloved film series @projectgirlseries is looking for stories! For our upcoming films, newsletter, podcast... yup, you heard it. 😛 Click the link in my bio!

OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR STORIES- we would be honored to hear yours.

#womeninfilm #girlpower #freedomofexpression #thefemaleexperience #projectgirl


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How many fucks would a woodchuck fuck if a woodchuck could fuck wood?


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Thank you for the shout out @lolita_magazine.
In an all too real moment I was asked what the hardest part of building a business has been, and I would have to say choosing not to suffer in the process of discomfort and growth.

The cycle of emotional ups and downs in business can be a lonely roller coaster to ride, but what has shifted over the years is how I experience myself in the process.

Making a conscious effort to choose joy and to reject suffering, regardless of the outcome, has been key for my journey.

Celebrate yourself when you have the courage to try.


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Beam me up || 📸: @marcymedia


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Dear expectations and ageism, gender roles and hegemony, thanks for the invite but we'll have to decline. Best of luck in the future.


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Special deliveries around town last week for @girlswhosayfuck 👽


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