social justice

An Open Letter to My Friends and Family Who Are Hosting Parties During a Pandemic

The rifts you are sowing in our relationship now will not magically disappear when the vaccine comes out.

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mental health

Mental Health Monday: What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Having auditory processing disorder is like all your conversations take place in some kind of stadium or subway station, even if you're actually sitting in a quiet classroom or even your own living room.

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mental health

Mental Health Monday: What Is Time-Blindness?

Time-blindness is a phenomenon where a person does not recognize that time is passing, or how quickly it's passing, or how soon an event or deadline is approaching.

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20-something miseries, hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance, motherhood

My Complicated Feelings About My Newly Plus-Size Body

I am officially plus-size, and I am having some very complicated feelings about it.

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20-something miseries, mental health

12 Mantras For Anyone Healing from Childhood Trauma

Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.

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mental health

Mental Health Monday: 10 Reasons People Don’t Reach Out When They’re Depressed

It can be really hard to watch someone you love experience mental illness.