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When we no longer justify violence then we can know peace

What happened in Paris on Friday is disturbing, depressing, devastating and terrifying. It’s enough to make anyone feel terror and outrage. When the unthinkable happens, it’s normal to have all different feelings and thoughts, whether they be anger, horror, grief … Continue reading

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Self-care means self-aware

Heads up for talk of trauma and violence. ALSO this is based on my own experiences and reflections and is not meant to supplement or replace anyone’s work with a mental health professional. Since starting my career as a social … Continue reading

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Past isn’t past – what women couldn’t do less than 50 years ago

I came across this list recently that notes 6 things women could not do fifty years ago. The one that irked me the most was the fact that it wasn’t illegal to deny women credit cards until 1974. This is among … Continue reading

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Welcome to misogyny, or where my thoughts on #WomenAgainstFeminism have taken me

I’ll never forget the first time I heard the word misogyny. It was during the first week of college. I stood in the bathroom, brushing my teeth and full of new freshman jitters. A bubbly girl with long dark hair … Continue reading

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Trauma, numbness and Nigeria

Over a month ago I posted about the hundreds of adolescent girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped. And I haven’t posted since. Mainly because, unfortunately I have to admit, the story hasn’t been on the news as much and so, … Continue reading

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