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Learning to Love My Mom

Leilani Leila RIahi wants you to meet the unique individual that is your mother.
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Deactivate to Reactivate

Leilani Leila Riahi shares her two month journey without social media.
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The Diary of an Abusive Relationship Between University and Student

Leilani Riahi tells all about the messy break up between college and student after a relationship lasting nearly four years.
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Identity Crisis: The Confusions of Being an Iranian-American Woman

Leilani Riahi addresses her different identities as an Iranian-American woman.
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No Hump, No Problem: Why I Stopped Having Sex at the Peak of My Sexuality

Leilani Riahi takes a fresh approach to sex and rediscovers a love for people.
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In Solidarity, In Strength: Planned Parenthood

Leilani Leila Riahi explains her love for Planned Parenthood, and why not protecting Planned Parenthood means not protecting women.
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Not Suicidal Anymore

Leilani Leila Riahi wants to live now, because there's always hope.
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How to Be a Loving Friend to Someone With Depression

Leilani details the ways in which you can care for friends and yourself in the midst of a depressive episode.
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Mother Nature, Cramps and Dark Chocolate: Why I Want to Talk About My Period Publicly

When was the last time you felt comfortable to moan in public? Did you moan UP and OUT with fierce energy you’ve been suppressing for the past hour? Have you exclaimed to the being next to you in a ...
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Respectability Politics: How ‘Activism’ Hurts ‘Professionalism’

Is professionalism incompatible with voicing your convictions?
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How I Rediscovered Love at a Wedding

“Without freedom and trust, there is no intimacy”– quote from THE wedding               There were many joyous speeches exclaimed under the sweltering sun memorial day weekend, b...
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Seeking the Safe Space

Leilani Riahi warns agains depending on "safe spaces" for complete comfort
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Why it’s Hard for Me to Walk into CAPS: Mental Health Stigma and Leadership Credibility

              I hope no one I know sees me entering this pink building, because I can’t have them lose respect for me in the classroom, the workplace or any community space I may be ...
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When the Independent Takes the Gold

An independent candidate just won the position of external vice president of statewide affairs, over a candidate who had an “undefeated” party backing him up. I repeat. An INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE...
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Elections and the Ever-Growing Ego

  Your face is everywhere. Your voice rings throughout cramped lecture halls. You don’t even know how many people you’ve commodified yourself toward — how many hands you’ve shaken with or...
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