Archive | Renuka Baron

Confession of a Childless Mother

I’ve been a mother for almost thirty years and a daughter for fifty years. As a daughter, I’m pretty sure I’ve disappointed my mother many times. However, as a mother, I’m certain I’ve unintentionaly failed my children in ways I’m not even aware of. Even though my sons didn’t receive any training to be my […]

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Confession of a Bossy Bitch

To the women on the ‘Ban Bossy‘ campaign, shut the fuck up. Seriously?  With all the injustices taking place world wide right now to women, children, and mankind, the best use of your time and resources is waging war on a word! In case you haven’t heard, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched this campaign to have […]

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Confession of an Emotional Orphan

Is it possible to have a perfect childhood? Maybe. I’ve certainly met lots of people who have claimed it. Some of these folks became good friends of mine. But, with further exploration, they discovered that they had unconsiously dry cleaned the not so perfect parts of their history so they could be seen as “normal”. No matter what […]

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Confession of a Black Beauty

If you haven’t heard of Lupita Nyong’o yet, take a deep breath. She is the 2014 Academy Award winner for best actress in a supporting role. There haven’t been more than a handful of women or men that have impacted me to the nucleus of the cells that formulate my thoughts, words, and emotions. By the way, […]

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Confession of a Serial Abuser

Women’s bodies are judged everyday by men, women and the children they raise. No one judges, convicts, more swiftly and harshly than we judge ourselves. By using the same negative words and behaviours that infected us against ourselves, we in turn become serial self abusers. Celia’s Secret Confession Celia: It’s hard for me to talk […]

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Confession of a Silenced Mother

As a young adult, I was aware of boys and men giving me second looks in public places, similar to the way my friends and I behaved when an attractive man crossed our view. Naturally, we would also came across men who didn’t trigger eye popping encounters. Speaking strictly for myself, because those men didn’t […]

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Confession of a Regretful Girl

Having been raised in a strict Christian home in Fiji and Canada, I was basically taught that homosexuality was a sin. Because I was a sheltered child I didn’t understand what sex was so the word homosexuality was a big word that had no real meaning to me. From junior high school to present day, […]

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Confession of an Obligated Gifter

Living in a world where it’s impossible not to be bombarded with advertising no matter where you go, it’s easy to end up opening your wallet to get those things that you keep hearing about and seeing images of.  This behaviour increases exponentially during the holiday season when so many of us end up spending […]

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Confession of a Fake Friend

Compromise has been touted for multiple generations as the necessary factor in all successful relationships. Having tested this theory, I can assure you that compromising weakens all relationships, including those with friends. Unfortunately, most folks confuse fake niceness with kindness, forcing their relationships to be inauthentic, shallow, and dishonest. Gillian’s Secret Confession Gillian: It’s been […]

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