I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala
Not everyone has the money for books or the time for lengthy reads, but we all can spare time to listen to podcasts and videos that are summing up a lot of what the books are saying. Nothing can REPLACE reading a book, but so far I've seen authors and speakers share their views and black… Continue reading Free podcasts and videos that help with anti-racism (that I’ve listened to or watched)
Do you feel insecure? Do you think society has an image of perfection that you don't match up to? Here's how to deal with insecurities...
We all have this desire to be in control. Some have it worse than others, but it is an innate need for us all. This is why we fear the unknown. This is why we get afraid at all. When we don't know the outcome of something, we're not in control, and that's terrifying. But… Continue reading The Need to Control and Predict
It's not just LGBTQ+ people that come out to the world. I mean, yes, this phrase is reserved for the ridiculous announcement that gay people seem to have to make to the world saying "hey, I'm gay." This is a conversation I've had with my sister. She came out to me and suddenly with each… Continue reading Our Coming Out Stories
Growing up, I didn't see many girls who looked like me on the TV. They weren't in the books, on billboards, or in films, either. Thankfully, this is starting to change but it's still not where it needs to be. You see, if you're a child who's not white, it can be hard to grow… Continue reading Why Representation in Media Matters
There are things that hold us back in life, but how and why? Lets discuss life paralysis...
Here are my thoughts on why we fall victim to disconnection and poor communication and how we can do better to cultivate connection in this complex world of today... Empathy over sympathy Sympathy is "I feel sorry for you," which doesn't take away my pain, or share it, or take away my shame and… Continue reading My Thoughts On Communication and Connection
*It's Mental Health Awareness Week* I was doing my regular head conversation thing and I thought about how some people may say that I "got over" my Social Anxiety (as in the level and intensity that it was when I was younger). As if I grew out of it. As if it was a… Continue reading We Don’t “Get Over It”
Let's create a world where mental health care and practices are normal. I discuss prevention over treatment in mental health...