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Safety is a fundamental need, and families set the foundation of our safety, but sometimes family isn’t our safe space

Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash

We’re coming upon what is perhaps the most notorious time of the year, the holiday season. There are usually two camps of people during the holiday season, those who love it and those who don’t. For those who love this time of year, gathering with family is one of the…

Why my father never wanted to talk about his Hollywood years

My father Maurice Liu, 1936, age 24. All images courtesy of the author

I was cleaning out my father’s office after his death when I discovered the history of his movie years, stuffed into a soft red and gold Moroccan leather folio. This trove of yellowing newspaper clippings and gauzy headshots thrilled me. …

SPIRIT MEDICINE

This week’s advice for the collective asks us to shape how we choose to interact with family, plus research our ancestral tree.

The Iya Cutlass card in the Akamara tarot deck.

One thing that we won’t be able to escape this week is family!

Sit with the word, family, what does it mean to you?

Who comes to mind? How does it feel?

Iya cutlass wants us to take initiative with how we show up in our family structures. She is…

Once again racism rears its ugly head when it comes to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their kids

Meghan Markle in 2020. Photo: Getty Images

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to royal babies. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, announced they were pregnant with a girl during that infamous Oprah interview, speculation began over both the name and the due date.

Earlier this week, royal watchers received…

Saluting the ladies who forge an older — or single — path to being a mommy

Viola Davis and her daughter, Genesis Tennon, in 2017 at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Recently Tiffany Haddish revealed that she is taking parenting classes in preparation for adoption. Haddish, 41, told E’s Daily Pop show that she wanted to adopt an older child, age 5 or older. Today, more and more women are choosing motherhood later in life — and choosing to love on…

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