In this blog post I will be discussing something that hits very close to home with me when it comes to gendered and sexualized healthcare. This topic is ADHD and ADD diagnosis in women and girls. This past summer at the age of 19 I was diagnosed with ADHD after years of silently struggling. I […]Read More My Silent Struggles With ADHD as a Woman.
You may be hip to the notorious Tiktok trend, “Tell me you have pretty privilege…without telling me you have pretty privilege.” To which the prompt is stitched with a pretty face who boastfully tells a tale to a camera about how their attractiveness benefited them in a particular circumstance. I angrily reacted to how this […]Read More Pretty Privilege vs. Beauty Penalty
Mental health is something that we all struggle with, and it is something that, as a society, we need to discuss. Particularly, we need to discuss mental health disparities among minorities. Racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to many reasons, including, discrimination, harmful stigmas, and overall lack of […]Read More Mental Health Disparities
The medical community knows that women are living in constant pain. Women are more prone to having serious complications in their health that men sometimes do not have to face. There are ten chronic pain conditions that predominantly affect women, all having remarkably similar symptoms. Once a person has one, they are more likely to […]Read More Imagine not being able to wear a tampon
A brief look at the history of mental health institutions and what sort of treatments were provided.Read More Mental Health. How far we have come, and how far we still have to go.
“You have straight A’s…it doesn’t seem like you really need any help.” I felt the pressure of the superintendents’ gazes locked in on me, scanning for any potential flaws I might have. I thought to myself: hell yeah, and started playing Beyoncé in my head: “post up, flawless.” The problem was not apparent to the […]Read More No One’s Paying Attention to Women with ADHD
Recently, my mom sent me an article that she thought would help benefit my overall happiness and productivity each day. I was skeptical, of course, because how could one article really change that much about your life. So, I read the article and it seemed like it would be easy enough to try and do […]Read More Let’s Get Happy
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people”. (Ephesians 5:3) Hello, and welcome to Catholic School, teaching kids the importance safe sex one day at a time. I went to Catholic school for […]Read More “Amen” to no sex ed?
Because caring for your mental health can be tricky enough without the presence of a global pandemic.Read More Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
Therapy has helped millions of people all around the world. But why do we still talk about it like some secret, and why are there so many stigmas around it?Read More Therapy…Let’s Talk About it.