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THANK YOU to all of our contributing writers! It takes courage to share your personal stories—well done! Reading submissions was an empowering delight. A big thank you to Maureen Kelly —I couldn’t have put this together without you. Thank you to Devon and Emma who never fail to tolerate me and constantly educate me about things I never knew. Thank you, Planned Parenthood and all those involved in supporting Planned Parenthood, for fearlessly providing safe spaces for women to realize their agency. A big thanks to the sociology department at Ithaca College for inspiring my passion for social justice, and a big thank you to the writing department. Not only would I lack the editing and review skills needed to make this any flavor of professional, but, without you, I most certainly would lack the courage and strength to even think about creating a literary magazine in the first place. A special thank you to Kathryn Machan, whose kindness is deeper than Mary Poppin’s purse —you're the best mentor anyone could ever ask for. Thank you Vera Whisman. You have no idea how much your Intro. To Women’s Studies class freshman year at Ithaca College changed my life. Thank you to Don Austin, who runs the Diversity Peer Education Program at Ithaca College—thanks to CCLR and all the DPE learning and bonding, and educational, I feel empowered and equipped to keep social justice in my life. CCLR (Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat) allowed me to meet Devon Ritz, and she is the reason why I’m able to be an education and outreach intern 62 

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Penned Parenthood Literary Magazine: Words for Women, volume 1  

Welcome! We hope you enjoy our very first publication of Penned Parenthood: Words for Women. (And yes, when we say women we mean ALL women...

Penned Parenthood Literary Magazine: Words for Women, volume 1  

Welcome! We hope you enjoy our very first publication of Penned Parenthood: Words for Women. (And yes, when we say women we mean ALL women...