James Franco isn’t the first to be protected by his privileged male friend, and he certainly won’t be the last.


Asian comedian and actress, Charlyne Yi, recently made a public statement about her wishes to quit the 2017 movie “The Disaster Project” due to concerns at the time about James Franco’s alleged sexual misconduct.

We are all here for her public call-out, because she’s bringing forward a conversation that is long overdue.

He got famous by screwing over his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears, and should absolutely be ashamed of the cost of his fame.

Screenshot from N’Sync’s ‘I Drive Myself Crazy’ music video.

For anyone who’s had a crappy boyfriend in the past (oh wait, are all of us raising our hands?), there’s a lot about Justin Timberlake that can be triggering.

And because of that, we can all feel a special kinship with Britney Spears (especially in the wake of the #FreeBritney movement), because she like all of us has boarded the Douchebag Ex-Boyfriend train once or twice. And her worst ex by far?

Yup, it’s Justin Timberlake (no need to guess it, it’s right there in the title for you).

If we want to get right to the fact of the…

A betrayal so deep the damage is irreparable.

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After months upon years of planning, preparation and far more stress than any normal human being could live through and survive, the day has finally come — your wedding day.

Every detail has been planned to perfection. From the exact shade of pink of the roses to the down-to-the-second timing of the schedule, to the position of every element in the reception hall which might as well be as precise as a sacrificial ceremony to Satan — everything is ready to go.

But there is one detail that, no matter how long you plan or how clear you are with…

“If you decide to walk into the arena and dare greatly, you’re going to get kicked around.” — Brené Brown

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As a professional online writer, the following excerpt stopped me dead in my tracks:

“If you decide to walk into the arena and dare greatly, you’re going to get kicked around.” — Brené Brown, Daring Greatly, page 167

If you didn’t already know, Brown’s epic bestseller “Daring Greatly" is all about embracing vulnerability and transparency in our lives to live at the most fulfilled level.

As you can imagine, this is the perfect sort of book for a woman whose full-time job is writing about her healing and trauma journey as a result of sexual assault, and who works as…

Just because we’re in control today, doesn’t mean we won’t be dancing with the devil tomorrow.

Screenshot via Demi Lovato Youtube documentary trailer

Trigger Warning: this article contains descriptions of substance abuse and trauma recovery that may not be suitable for all readers (and may be triggering for some). Fearless community, please read with care.

I am writing this article with a top intention in mind — to do Demi Lovato, her survival journey and her incomprehensible transparency true justice.

She deserves to be applauded and thanked for her honesty expressed in her recently released YouTube documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil".

And why does that matter, really, in the grand scheme of things?

Because writers in the Fearless She Wrote…

I only just made the connection recently, 7 years into my healing journey.

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I’ve recently been reading the memoir by Chanel Miller, “Know My Name". Chanel survived sexual assault at the hands of former Stanford student Brock Turner, and until last year was known as Emily Doe in one of the most publicized civilian sexual assault cases we’ve ever seen in the media.

As a survivor myself, I’ve had the intention of reading this memoir for some time.

There’s a strange feeling of responsibility you have as a fellow survivor to delve into the pain and trauma with another and hear their story. …

I know I’m not alone in this, so let’s talk about what we can do to turn this ship around before it sinks.

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I only just moved all of my social media clients along in January 2021 to become a full-time creative writer — shortly after, disaster struck.

Now, before I make any drastic move in business, I weigh the risk. Generally, looking at 6 months' worth of data can gives you a pretty safe prediction of what you can expect moving forward.

I had 8 months of above and beyond data, and even at my “worst care scenario" numbers, I would still be fine.

But that’s the thing about online algorithms — one little change, and every prediction you’ve made just goes…

When people are used to seeing you in a certain light, they feel utterly bamboozled when you flip the script on them.

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I’ve been challenging myself recently to live more authentically ‘me’. Live my truth, every glorious cell of it, and the more I reflected on my online writing the more I realised,

“This isn’t entirely who I am. When did I get so serious in everything I write?”

I’m known on this platform for being an advocate for women, a sexual assault survivor, and a social justice warrior.

The pieces I tend to write are quite heavy — from trauma healing, to living with diagnosed PTSD, to commentaries on problematic behaviours in our culture… the list goes on.

Definitely not topics…

Pity us, for we’re not worthy!

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We’re a year out from the beginning of COVID, and it’s hard to believe it’s been so long…

But there’s no rest for the wicked, as they say.

Even though our (normal people's) lives were greatly restricted, that didn’t stop the 1% of our society from their problematic, entitled and highly privileged behaviour that had so many of us shaking our heads and facepalming.

During an already controversial time of a global pandemic, we watched a lot of celebrities and people of notable status behave rather outlandishly.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most out-of-touch, out-there behaviour we witnessed…

And what it means for women’s safety when cultivating new relationships.

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The pandemic brought along with it a myriad of challenges for everyone around the world. From job losses, to sickness, to the worst-cases imaginable, it’s been a year of struggle and great trial.

One of the areas of life that many also found greatly affected by the pandemic was the dating scene — it virtually disappeared overnight.

We could barely get our hands on toilet paper, let alone get a number from that cute guy at the coffee shop we’ve been crushing on for months (hard to do when you can no longer step foot in said coffee shop…)


Gillian Sisley

Online solopreneur. Tea drinker. Committed optimist. I write about womanhood, writing & entrepreneurship. Never miss a single beat 👉 https://bit.ly/33XgtKT

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