(Disclaimer: I have respect for all religions. I’m aware that not all Christians are bad people and that there is bad in every religion. Christianity is the only religion I’ve grown up around, so I can only speak on my experiences with Christianity. ) Religion was never forced on me as a child. We didn’t … Continue reading My Experience with Christianity
If you're on social media as much as I am, you'll notice that a lot of things revolve around love and relationships. Pictures on Instagram of couples with captions that read: Relationship goals, tweets about craving love and doubts about finding it, and statuses on Facebook about finding the right one. What is this obsession … Continue reading Relationships and Validation
Misogynoir is the combination of racism and sexism directed towards black women. This term was coined by Moya Bailey, a black queer feminist scholar. I didn’t learn about the term until about a year ago, but I’ve experienced it all of my life. Recently, I’ve been feeling more emotional about it. Sometimes I have to … Continue reading My Experience with Misogynoir
body image - "a subjective picture of one's own physical appearance established both by self-observation and by noting the reactions of others " I didn't start paying too much attention to the size of my body until high school. I used to be really skinny. I had a small chest, small butt, small everything. Never … Continue reading Body Image
Last Saturday, I attended a Slutwalk protest in Detroit. I had been anticipating it for weeks. I was so excited to see all the signs and the outfits. But the Slutwalk is so much more than signs and outfits. It's not just about women walking around half naked. It's about taking a stand against rape … Continue reading Slutwalk Detroit 2017
I've been hearing about self-care for the longest. I have plenty of posts about self care saved on my Pinterest but I don't think I've ever took the time out to practice it. I've been using self care to cope with my anxiety and depression, and the results have been great. Of course anxiety and … Continue reading Practicing self care
(After a few months, I'm back writing. No More Distractions.) (Source - Google) rape cul·ture noun noun: rape culture a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse. About a week ago, I was told by a friend that one of our old classmates had … Continue reading Rape Culture in High School
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