depression

Depression Didn’t Reveal My Creativity, but Getting Help Did

When I was 19, I was diagnosed with several mental illnesses, most notably major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. My therapist and I determined

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hook-up

Hook-up Culture: What is Happening to Our Sexual Language?

I don’t do internet dating anymore, and I had an experience recently that reminded me why. I’d met a guy in the city, he seemed

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Is the Ethical Choice to Delete the Uber App?

Over the past couple of weeks, you may have seen an article circulating around called Here’s Why All Your Friends Are Deleting Their Uber Accounts.

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mental illness

No Apology Necessary: Self Care, Accountability, and Mental Illness

Sometimes, I compare my mental illnesses to hurricanes. Diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and PTSD, it’s not uncommon for me to have to pick up

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millennials

5 Ways Millennials Can Rise in the Trump Era

People bitch about millennials a lot. I’m 37 and I can’t count how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at an unsuspecting millennial. Y’all can

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march for science

The March for Science: What it is and Why it Matters

Since the inauguration of the current administration, numerous groups have taken to organizing marches and rallies on the U.S. capitol to protest the unjust policies

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weight

5 Reasons Not to Comment on People’s Weight

As a child, I was told that I was going to get fat eventually since everyone in our family was bigger. That constant threat really

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women's studies

Five Reasons Your Women’s Studies Degree (or the Like) is Worth It

“So what kind of job can you get with that…?” “What does that even mean…?” “What can you even do with that…?” These are the

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pocahontas

On Pocahontas and the Misrepresentation of Native Women

If you’re a woman of Native background, chances are high that you’ve been called Pocahontas before. Be it in a “well-meaning” manner, such as a

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family

Family Structures: Breaking the Traditional Mold

A few years ago, I was at the doctor with my 4-year-old son, who had a stomach bug. The GP was commenting on what a

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sociopath

Our Obsession With Sociopathy Is Distracting Us From Fighting Rape Culture

You’ve seen the articles, self-help books, and countless pop culture references. How to Tell if You’re Dating a Psychopath, the headlines read. And you naturally

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startup

Calling Out the Sexism of Startup Culture

The term “startup culture” gets thrown around a lot these days, but that hasn’t made it easy to define. In theory, startup culture is a

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heroes

American Heroes in the Fight Against Trump

It’s been a little over a week since Trump’s inauguration, and the dawning of each morning brings with it the agonizing worry of what fresh

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mental health services

Finding Mental Health Services When Your Government Doesn’t Care About You

Welcome to the new Age of Oppression, folks, one where a petty, ignorant Cheeto has the power to wipe out our access to social services

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refugee

The Christian Cause of Refugee Deaths

“Today Trump said he signed this action to keep out terrorists and to keep our country and our military safe. He has chosen to do

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lesbian

Can One Choose to Become A Lesbian?

My feminist consciousness means everything to me.  Reading feminist theory which indicates how heterosexuality is one of the primary ways male superiority/female inferiority thrives has

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Women's march

Peaceful Protests Brought By Privilege: The Women’s Marches

I think it’s safe to say that few people anticipated the scope of the Women’s Marches around the world until it happened. As a feminist

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male professional

Losing Faith in the Male Professional: A Horror Story

A recent study suggested that female doctors make better doctors than male doctors, and it reminded me of an experience I had in college when

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patriotic

Opposing Trump is the Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do

My Puerto Rican ancestors lived in a country colonized by the United States. Puerto Rico has struggled with it’s relationship with the United States since

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national geographic

The Importance of National Geographic’s ‘Gender Revolution’

The January special issue of National Geographic is wholly dedicated to gender—titled “Gender Revolution.” This issue has spurned a variety of responses from the internet,

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