Mental illnesses are serious and sometimes deadly problems. Nearly 44 million American adults experience mental health problems in any given year, and nearly 14 million experience serious, debilitating mental illness! Depression is the number one underlying cause of suicide, but it and other mental illnesses are largely underrepresented. Therapy, and sometimes medication, can be essential in… Continue reading Is It Okay to Self Diagnose?
I’ve been away from this blog for months now, and I’d like to apologize for that. To my readers, and to myself. I started this blog to explore my thoughts on feminism, mental health, and queer issues, and to put some structure in my life. Oh, and to share pictures of my cats. My shaky… Continue reading The Mechanics of Loneliness
She was only 12 years old when it happened. Pearl Mali’s mother suspected she might be a lesbian, and so she invited over an elderly man from church to rape her into heterosexuality. This went on for four years, culminating in the birth of Pearl’s son. Her mother took her son away from her, fearing… Continue reading The terrifying reality of corrective rape in South Africa
Here are Thugs and Napkins, mainly Thugs, checking out the coloring book I bought at the museum I visited the other day. I know it’s a little childish, but they’re very therapeutic! I definitely recommend them if you feel a panic attack coming on.
Disclaimer: When I refer to men and boys, I am not referring to feminist men and boys. I am only referring to sexists, which should be obvious. Just wanted to clarify things, though, just in case! For millenia, women’s voices have been silenced, and violence has been perpetrated against us when we speak up. But… Continue reading Speaking Up, Speaking Out
Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I’d like to introduce myself and outline what I’d like from this blog and what you can expect from it. First, pictures of cats. Specifically, my cats. I have two male cats named Napkins and Thugnificent (Thugs). I didn’t name them; I think their names are very unfortunate!… Continue reading Introduction