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Author: Confluence

I don’t expect you not to be fatphobic

Reading Time: 4 minutes I don’t expect you to not be fat phobic. That would be ridiculous. Because we live in a world where it is pervasive and it is woven into the fabric of our existence. It is in my being too. There are moments, still, when I think that that being thin would be THE ANSWER. I don’t pretend otherwise. But I know that line of thinking is a lie. I know that there are places within me that have learned to embody the Self-hatred as a survival and protective mechanism.

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Podcast: Soulful Insights From Seven Year Of Mentoring Teen Girls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. Lisa Luna Stravers has a unique approach to mentoring teen girls. Today she shares soulful insights into the life of this generation of teen girls. Their reality is not what you might think. She was gifted this knowledge as she lead a teen girls’ circle that maintained the same core group for 7 years. She journeyed with these beautiful young humans as they discovered their sexuality, navigated relationships, lived with crushing academic pressure, experimented with too many substances, dealt with self-harm, suicide attempts,...

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What a Dame! The Glorious Renée Harris

Reading Time: 4 minutes By: Cornelia Powell – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. I first “met” Renée Harris when researching for “Glamour Onboard the Titanic,” a talk I was to give at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC, a few years ago during their costume exhibition. Renée and her husband Harry, a famously successful Broadway producer, were passengers on the RMS Titanic returning home to New York City in 1912 from a working holiday abroad. She made it; he, like many other men, went down with the ship. During my research, I became curious...

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3 Stories You Should Read 9/19/2019: Iran, Sean Spicer, LeeAnn Bienaime

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.   In the category of:  Not just hot air Exclusive: Zarif threatens ‘all-out war’ in case of military strike on Iran Iran’s foreign minister has warned of “all-out war” in the event of US or Saudi military strikes against his country, and questioned whether Saudi Arabia was prepared to fight “to the last American soldier.” Javad Zarif told CNN that Iran hoped to avoid conflict, adding that the country was willing to talk to its regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab...

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