How Empowering Women Helps Us All #BroTalk

As you may have noticed, March over here on OTV Magazine has been all about the empowerment of women. You might also notice that this here is a column about men and boys and issues faced by my side of the gender coin and wonder why I’m talking about the ladies today. Answer: Save the […]

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She’s Got Me in Her Back Pocket

By Jeremy McKeen My back right pocket has been full of hair ties since the fall of 2009 when I became not only a father of the most amazing baby girl, but the head coach of the Girls Soccer program at the high school where I teach. Most coaches’ pockets fill up pretty quickly before […]

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A Call to Arms. A Call to Love.

By Sarah E. Boucher Feminism gets a bad rap. The term has been twisted to convey something far different than its original definition: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests Basic. Elegant. Yet somehow feminism has become associated with radical behavior, […]

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Who What Wear

By Dori Owen If you are an obsessive Target shopper like me, you have probably noticed that Target has really upped their game in women’s clothing lines. Formerly they carried their own lines like Mossimo, but you can now find much higher quality brands such as Knox Rose, Avi Viv, and my new favorite–WHO WHAT […]

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It Is Better To Speak

by Aaminah Shakur “I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” (Audre Lorde, “The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action”) Speak You have a voice So why don’t you use it? All […]

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Irene and Me

By Pam Munter She wasn’t the best piano player though at 85, she had worked at it most of her life. Even so, she loved the music and relished playing with the boys in the band. During the past dozen years or so, she couldn’t quite keep up reading those complicated arrangements that seemed to […]

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Inside Scarlet

By Joseph Szewczyk (TW) It’s painful to have your veins collapse. I read this one book written by a heroin junkie; he said as much. I never did heroin, but with all the blows to the body, the blocking with my arms and knees, I can sympathize. You feel like all of the life is […]

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This is When I Thank Her For More Than Christmas

CStreetlights Empowering Women Christmas

It’s the middle of March so naturally I will write about Christmas when I was growing up. Like many, I had a complicated childhood but if I had to choose one area where my mother showed the most resiliency in her relationship with my father, it was as she prepared for Christmas. The dynamics between […]

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My Boobs & Me: A Tragicomedy

I grew up fairly certain that one day, I would get boobs. I was so convinced of this fact that, as a child, I once strutted around the house with a couple of Mr. Potato Head toys shoved high inside my shirt; y’know, to  prepare my family for the inevitability of my boobs. ( This […]

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In Kellyanne’s Kitchen

By James W. Gaynor Hello, Human Inhabitants of Planet Earth! I’m Kellyanne’s microwave, contacting you via your laptop (the device with a camera function you actually know about). Ms. Conway’s other kitchen appliances have appointed me their spokesmachine — although the toaster oven, after consultation with Justice Kagan’s MixMaster, would like to make it clear […]

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