Blog: A Transgender Woman’s Open Letter To Our Partners And Mamma Bears


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Simply thank you for loving us, for not giving up on us. For inspiring others.

Laverne Cox said once that loving a transgender woman was a rebellious act.

As a transgender woman myself, it’s heartwarming to see your rebelliousness, your courage; your selfless and unconditional love.

I know that it has not been easy for you. I know that a lot of communities turn you away; I have confronted those transgender people myself. Those transgender people who fear you for being comfortable with your own sex and gender you were born with. Those who think there is nothing to gain in extending themselves to another person outside of their experiences. Those who dare call you scum without knowing anything about you, your mission or your selfless love for your trans partner, or the love you have for your transgender child.

I know it has not been easy for you to let our old selves go, and I know that it’s not easy for a straight woman to fall in love with another woman’s soul.

Yet, here you are. Loving, listening, supporting, Feeling proud.

Thank you for inspiring others, for doing more when everyone else is just talking. Thank you for the things that you taught me, the tips that you’ve given me, and for holding me in your loving arms every time you’ve heard me weeping unconsolably.

Thank you for comforting us, for confronting the bullies and the haters, those who want to inspect our chromosomes before letting us into a public bathroom. Those who think that our future is theirs to choose.

I did not choose to be trans, but you did have the choice. You had the opportunity to ignore me and walk out on me, and you didn’t.

– Ellie

5 Things Successful Women Do On Monday Mornings


If you want to be successful, then you can’t sit around and wait for amazing things to happen to you. That almost never happens.  Most entrepreneurs set a daily routine that helps us stay organised and focused throughout the day. In this article I will reveal some of the tips that help me achieve my daily goals.

1: Wake Up Early

No matter how tired you are. Stretch, Yawn, Go for a walk (Have you tried Pokemon Go?) Truth is: The longer you stay in bed, the less time you have to reach your goals for the day. The road to success starts by waking up early. No matter if you stayed up late the night before or not.

2: Set a daily goal before breakfast

Every successful woman has a plan. Set a little goal for the day. Anything. Clean the house, tidy your desk, do the groceries, apply for that photography course. Set a little goal and achieve it before the evening sets in. You will feel good when you have achieved your goal.

3: Reply to all of your messages on your social networks, texts and e-mails

Part of my daily routine, while I’m sipping on my warm cup of coffee in the morning, is to reply to all of my text messages, e-mails and messages on different social networks such as my Facebook or my Twitter accounts.

Take your time to answer to your work colleagues and contacts. Steer clear of robots and automated reply software. Take some time to personally reply to all of these messages and you will come across as more professional and caring.

4: Make TO-DO lists and cross the items off as you get them done

Remember Tip #2? split your goal into tiny little goals, write them down on a list and cross them off as you get them done. This way you can stay more organised and spend your time more efficiently.

5: Take a two-hour break to do anything you want.

You will naturally run out of energy at some point during the day. Watch a film, read another chapter of that novel you bought last month. Log into your twitter or instagram and share some thoughts with friends and colleagues, text your friends and organise a girls-only night out some time during the week. When the time’s up, go back to your list and see what is left to do.

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The Horror: 7 Broken Makeup Disasters

I accidentally drop my makeup quite often, to be honest. Blame it on my clumsy hands. :p

The horror, the shock, the pain. I totally get you. Don’t panic, though. A lot of things can be fixed, though.

Can you relate to any of them? Eek!


hell no :'(
hell no :'(








lol! 🙁
broken beyond repair