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There are six military installations in the county where I grew up. More than half the adult population is directly employed by the federal government, and the rest work in the auxiliary or service industries that spring up around bases.
 
Growing up in a military town a few principles are very clear. Discipline...

Jessica Mills is a partnered mother of two children, ages 7 and 1. She is also an activist, artist, a touring musician (who plays saxophone with Citizen Fish), and a first time book author. I've been reading her column of the same name in Maximumrocknroll (MRR) for years. We've traded zines, emails, and crossed virtual...

I have this Second child growing in my belly.
 
While pregnant with my First, I dreamed of a little fat baby boy laughing with me, of sunsets and rainbows, and walking hand-in-hand with my husband. But I now have nightmares. I can’t remember the details of these dreams exactly, just waking up a little scared and...

Adele Ngoy pauses while hemming a pair of slacks in the workroom of her boutique, Fladel Couture in Portland, Maine, and considers what it means to be a woman. She is dressed for the fashion business, in black slacks and tasteful gold jewelry, wearing a blouse which adorned a shop mannequin a week earlier. Adele speaks in...

Dear Army of God, Dear Operation Rescue:
 
Hello, It's me. Do you remember? You have frequently spat the words "Baby Killer" and "Nazi" at me. The kinder among you have promised to pray for my soul. There was that time my picture was placed on the Army of God website for entering a Planned Parenthood to assist in...

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