Megan Writes a Blog

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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.

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social justice, things you might find funny

24 TikToks To Watch While You Wait for Your Copy of White Fragility to Come In

I know it might seem silly to say that you can actually learn something by watching TikToks, but in reality, there are a lot of incredible Black content creators sharing everything from analyses of our current situation to tips for actually making a change to hilarious, ridiculous, classic TikToks.

Talking about race as a white person when you have anxiety
mental health, social justice

Mental Health Monday: 7 Tips for Having Hard Conversations About Race When You’re White and Have Anxiety

Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.

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book reviews

Book Review for The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen

Franzen recognizes that in order to create checklists that you actually stick with, they need to fill a need beyond "getting things done." They need to help you live the kind of life you want to live.

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being a writer, book reviews

Book Review of Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

What I liked about Sister Outsider is that it wasn't written for me as a straight, white woman.

Black Lives Matter Fist
social justice

Why Do People Riot? Because Rioting Works.

The riots you have seen on social media have had a direct, positive effect on the world. A murderer is being charged with a crime. And rest assured, without those riots, he would go free.

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mental health, social justice

Mental Health Monday: Why LGBTQ+-Affirming Therapists Are Absolutely Essential (And How to Find One)

Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.

hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance

The 11 Best Products for Fine Hair, Under $30

Over the years, I have tried every product for fine hair under the sun, and now I'm going to pass on 11 of my all-time favorite products (including styling tools!) that are all under $30.