Most Popular Posts from the September Archives

We’re curated our most popular posts from our September archives for your reading pleasure. Read more at thekindredvoice.com

Words by Sarah Hartley, Editor in Chief

As you know, we’ve been around for over four years now - first as Holl & Lane Magazine and now The Kindred Voice. It’s been an incredible pleasure to be a part of so many women’s lives and stories. As I reflect on these stories, I thought it’d be interesting to see which pieces resonate with you during certain timeframes. Perhaps there are common themes in these blog posts. Or maybe some strike a chord just for certain seasons. Either way, join us as we look back in time to the top posts of our September archives.


Most Popular Posts from the September Archives

A Divorce Story - read more at thekindredvoice.com

A DIVORCE STORY
(2016)

When we decided to get married, I did love him. I was happy, and I told myself that this was surely going to happen eventually, so why not a little ahead of schedule? Intellectually, I told myself what I needed to hear. But emotionally, something wasn’t right. I was too busy “being a bride” to hear what my intuition was screaming. The date was set, my Vera Wang dress hung patiently in my closet, and the gorgeous stone church had been reserved so I swept my feelings under the rug and never addressed them.

 
Women empowering women - read more at thekindredvoice.com

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
(2016)

Finding mutually empowering people to surround yourself with is one of the most important things you can do for your life and your career. In the creative industry specifically, your network is your livelihood. Focusing on the competitive aspect of this industry is an easy stance to take. However, you may find that by supporting your fellow woman in her chosen art form, you can have a far more fulfilling career.

 
Dealing With Toxic Family - read more at thekindredvoice.com

DEALING WITH TOXIC FAMILY
(2017)

I haven't talked to my father in probably 10 years or so. I mean, I guess he called me once, but we didn't really talk if that makes sense. And let me also add that I've seen him. At my niece and nephew's birthday parties. And at other family events. Where people would ask if he was my father too and he awkwardly whispered to his current wife "that's the one I was telling you about" (in reference to me).

We don't talk because it's better for me. It's better for him. It's just better. Because everything about our relationship is toxic.

 
What happens after rape? Read more at thekindredvoice.com

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER RAPE
(2017)

Maybe this experience in itself isn’t taboo, it happens all the time. Girls not understanding that saying no, means he is supposed to stop. Boys not understanding that girls saying no, means he is supposed to stop.

No, the subject of doing what you want to another person’s body without their permission isn’t quite taboo.

But can we talk about the after?

 
Protecting Myself: Three Lessons the Secret Service Taught Me - read more at thekindredvoice.com

PROTECTING MYSELF: THREE LESSONS THE SECRET SERVICE TAUGHT ME
(2018)

As vigilant and proactive as I was at work, I never anticipated that my personal life would crumble by my thirties. Call it arrogance. Call it naivety. Call it whatever you want, but I fell apart, my good intentions and work ethic seemingly wasted by the subtle passage of time. Protecting others in a chaotic and travel-laden workplace ultimately negated the need to protect myself, at least that was the case in my overtired frame of mind.

 
My Traumatic Birth Experience Changed My Daughter's Life - read more at thekindredvoice.com

MY TRAUMATIC BIRTH EXPERIENCE CHANGED MY DAUGHTER’S LIFE
(2018)

Does anyone ever really explain the birth situation and the million ways it can possibly go? I mean, what a disservice by our medical community for moms. Just having to trust your gut. Since that dreadful act of gut-trusting, I’ve tightened up my reactions and now employ an examination of feelings. I edit the dialogue in my brain when I think back to this time, maybe to change my mind about him, maybe to feel like there’s something I can change in myself.


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