Dear Ted Cruz

Now, I have to hand it to you: that’s quite the clever one-up. Donald says, “I’m gonna build a wall and Mexico is gonna pay for it!”

So you turn around and essentially say, “Donald, I see your bigotry and raise you... wait for it... XENOPHOBIA!”

I kid, I kid. That wasn’t your actual statement.

This was: “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” Nicely played, sir.

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It's All In Your Head: Intimate Partner Violence and CTE

It is a known fact, both socially and medically, that constant blows to the head lead to traumatic brain injuries. This was the focus of Will Smith’s recent movie Concussion, as well as the reason the NFL is currently in so much hot water.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is real, and ex-athletes are killing themselves because of it.

But what if you’re not an ex-athlete who took blows to the head through the padding of a helmet? What if you are a woman who took repeated blows to the head, without a helmet, from fists, tools, and pretty much anything else that was nearby?

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I Stand Accused Of Being A Diva

I have been referred to as a “diva” for as long as I can remember.

People mispronounce my name when I introduce myself and call me “Adiva.” My mother-in-law thought that was my name for the longest time. My best friend’s cell phone autocorrects my name to “my diva” whenever she speaks my name into her phone.

So yes. The universe has spoken its piece.

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