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I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years on Medium. I’ve had quite a journey so far, developing myself as a writer. I started by posting my journal writings about divorce and being in a marriage of domestic violence. I graduated on to women’s issues and advocacy. …

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Last September, I was diagnosed with Lipedema after a four-year battle through menopause and weight gain.

I didn’t know this disease existed, which is terrible because I’m a nurse and should know about this widespread ailment among women.

After my diagnosis, I openly talked about it with my colleagues; all…

Women, this may be one of the most important articles you’ve ever read.

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A few months ago, I learned about Shannon Ashley’s tortuous journey with her lipedema, her difficulty getting diagnosed, and the cost of getting treatment. You can’t miss her frequent writing about this disease.

I wrote an article — A Writer’s Medical Plight is a Common Theme in our Country —…

How many more women will be murdered by their abusers?

Ana and Ali Abulan. Source: TikTok

Known on TikTok as Jinnkid, Ali Abulaban had over 1 million followers between YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. He did comedy and impressions, with his most popular impression as Tony Montana from Scarface. But underneath that smiling, easy-going exterior was an insecure and violent man.

Abulaban and his wife, Ana, were…

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