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Good Grief: Why Does Mourning Have an Expiration Date?

The raw reality of a grief that cannot be muffled after some quiet crying in the bathtub is disruptive to a world where discussions of mourning often include the phrase “moving on.” Read more »

Where the Green Grass Grows: Cultivating a Haven Away from outside Violence

Having a place to recharge is essential for everyone, but for people who are both oppressed and personally affected by the terrors of the outside world, relaxation is part of resisting. Read more »

A $2 Lifeline: Astrology Apps Give a New Meaning to Universal Healthcare

The planets and stars function as a lifeline for many of those who can’t access traditional healthcare. Read more »

Fake It Off: Reddit’s r/Illnessfakers Community and the Politics of Disbelief

The continued tracking of alleged over-the-top chronically ill influencers is part of an established cultural history of believing that chronically ill people, particularly women, are exaggerating or faking their illnesses for profit. Read more »

Immunocompromised Teachers Are on the Frontlines of Coronavirus

The safety of all citizens—regardless if they are living with disabilities, have compromised immune systems, or are able-bodied teens—should be prioritized over a business or institution’s bottom-line. Read more »

Cover the Coronavirus without Being an Ableist Asshole

Our current discourse reinforces the reality that some of our lives are more deserving of being fraught with worry and risk, but warding off coronavirus is on all of us. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Coronavirus Is Here

We are not helpless. Educating ourselves is the first step: Once we know what we’re facing, we can act. Read more »

The Inescapability of Social Media’s Sexual Violence Discourse

How can I navigate a media cycle that can cause flashbacks, panic attacks, and anxiety if I’m receiving push notifications about rape with no trigger warnings? Read more »

Nama-Slay: For Black, Southern Women, Practicing Mindfulness Offers Escape

What happens when you turn to spaces that are supposed to be built for healing, only to find yourself an outsider? Read more »

For the Love of Goop: What We Lose When Women’s Magazines Prioritize Celebrity over Truth

Dr. Jen Gunter didn’t want to build a career out of criticizing Goop, but Goop didn’t stop giving her reason to be critical. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »