When one more light goes out.

This episode of ‘Life As She Knows It’ comes with a **Trigger Warning**.

Conversations about abuse and suicide are included and may not be suitable for some listeners. 

Practice self-care, talk to friends and family, or listen in segments. Reach out for professional help if necessary.

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If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll free 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

We look to strong, female role models in our society with awe. We aspire to become a version of everything they embody. We take their words and over-arching messages to heart. We adore them from afar

So when one of these women shows they too, are human, it can be crushing.

Depression is real. It does not discriminate. It can be hollowing, ruthless, and unrelenting. It takes the strongest of us and makes them believe they can’t endure even one more day in their life.

But in the words of Kate Spade, you are capable of amazing things. And sometimes amazing means just getting out of the bed in the morning. Remember her and those who have lost their battles with depression. Not for how their lives ended, but for the sparkle they left behind.

Rest in Power, Kate.

This is why we can’t have nice things – Lulabel Seitz, Petaluma High School’s 2018 Valedictorian is a total badass and will do amazing things in this world, even if her administrators tried to silence her. Way to raise your voice, Lulabel! https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/06/10/lulabel-seitz-valedictorian-speech-cut-off-abc-orig-vstop.cnn

Remember those amazing times Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2 came out? Well this is so much better than that! Legally Blonde 3 is happening! Speaking of “one stupid prick” Elle Woods would totally give the Prada boot to, there is a recently unemployed judge in California thanks to the recall efforts led by Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber. Former Judge Aaron Persky – Boy, bye!  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/live-updates/midterms/live-primary-election-results/california-voters-recall-judge-in-stanford-rape-case/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3d27ed9fafbb

Educated: A Memoir  Tara Westover https://www.amazon.com/Educated-A-Memoir/dp/B075F68BFV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528737811&sr=8-1&keywords=educated+a+memoir

Thanks to Noel for sharing that there is something harder for dudes – changing their name legally.  http://www.businessinsider.com/i-took-my-wifes-last-name-and-was-shocked-by-how-different-the-process-is-for-men-2015-12

Hey ladies! Are you attending YWLS in Dallas this weekend? Come see Kim and Kirsta Live on Saturday as they record their first live LASKI show. “Bring your Asking For A Friend” questions because this platform deserves to be shared with all of you.