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Solidarity in Sisterhood

Sisterhood in Hardcore - What does that mean? What should it mean? And why does it even matter? Personally, I think the need for us as a collective group identifying as women to look at our own behavi...

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Recipe: Guacamole Veggie Burgers with Fresh Fries

a fresh, healthier alternative to a classic meal. This recipe is vegan as long as your choice of bread/burger are as well, and you can always add your favorite vegan cheese.

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

North Street Strength’s tips and tricks to kickstart your new gym obsession This year is going to be better than any that came before. This year is going to be the big one, the one that blows al...

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A Prescription for Judgment

Priorities of abstinence may differ for each of us. There are those that believe vegetarian/vegan diets should be a staple of an edge lifestyle, while others feel promiscuous sex need not be a part ...

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Supporting Young People in the sXe Community

I had just gotten three x’s tattooed on my back. I started calling myself straight edge at 16, I got the idea to get a tattoo at 19. I was less than pleased that my commitment was being treated as a...

How to be Positively Badass

 What do Johnny Cupcakes, The Acacia Strain, and a French tip manicure have in common? More specifically: Who? With three guesses and a few clicks of the mouse on social media, you may discover the st...

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Raising Kids in a Not so sXe World

Bundled up in handmade hats and mittens we met up with another family at our town’s tree lighting. My middle school daughter ran arm in arm with her girlfriend giggling and talking about the future. I...

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Nothing is more isolating then hearing the awkward silence that follows opening a gift at a Yankee swap and seeing that it’s wine. There are the initial crickets, then a hurried apology, someone offer...

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An Introduction: Darcie

Introducing myself cannot be done without simultaneously questioning whether or not Straight Edge can harmoniously coincide with Recovery. I regret to inform you that I am not one of the lucky individ...