Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things about life, but it can also be the scariest. How could someone possibly be depressed after finally bringing their own child into the world after carrying them for 9 months?!? Birthing a child is an EXTREMELY difficult and exhausting process. Mental illnesses are very common in new […]
Read More A bad case of the baby blues
Have you been asked by people why you’re still single? Or asked constantly if you’re dating or talking to someone? I have. There is constant pressure for people to be dating or in a relationship, I know I’ve felt that pressure. While being in a relationship may be beneficial in some aspects, you don’t always […]
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From a very young age I have understood that the patriarchal view of my purpose on this earth is to bear children and raise them, the way my mother did, and generations of women before her. I remember expressing fear of the pain of childbirth to my mother in elementary school, and she told me […]
Read More No I Don’t Want A Baby, Stop Asking.
Why don’t women like when their spouses ask, “what can I help you with?” after a meal, or after having guests over to the house? Such a simple question comes with complex answers to be discussed. This makes women feel as though these tasks are only her job, and he is just a helping hand. […]
Read More parental roles have changed
It saves my friends from an uncomfortable interaction down the road, makes me feel more comfortable, and allows them to engage in a safe space for dialogue. So, it does start with us and just a simple conversation.
Read More ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS IS HARD…BUT I DID IT!
My grandfather was, for the last sixteen years of my life, a pastor in my local church and it was amazing to have him be such an amazing role model for me in the early and more recent stages of my life. He is now recently retired and there is a new intern pastor that […]
Read More My little rant about churches
For those who don’t know, Soledad O’Brien is a widely known journalist and documentarian, and she now is the host of her own talk show! Her new talk show called, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, aires live on matteroffact.tv. The show uncovers and explores the ongoing problems America is facing today, such as: racial […]
Read More Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact Listening Tour”
Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]
Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]
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