Ignorance is…pain

In a class this semester, we’ve been learning about this thing called the Social Pain Overlap Theory. Basically, what it says is that social exclusion and being stigmatized register in the brain along the same neural pathways as physical pain. This fact blew my mind, but it makes sense. Recently, I got to see this […]

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Keep Your Lips Sealed

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, shall we? Mansplaining. I just love it when a man is kind (aka condescending) enough to dumb something down for me to understand, even if it’s something I know way more about than he ever could. The most recent mansplaining I’ve come across comes along with a […]

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I-U-Me? A Few Things You Should Know About IUDs

With the recent political landscape continuously taking a turn for the worst whilst simultaneously turning against immigrants, refugees, POC, the LGBTQ+ community, Muslims, public and special education programs and women’s rights, etc. it’s become a scary America to exist in. And, with Congressional spite fueling and unnecessary repeal (without a logical replacement, but that’s of […]

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Mni Wiconi: Water is Life.

Yesterday, December 4th, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline through Lake Oahe, a reservoir of the Missouri River. This is a huge win for the Sioux of Standing Rock, North Dakota! Water protectors stood their ground and have maintained clean drinking water for their tribe and all those […]

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