Mental Health

“Legend of Korra” Shows How to Navigate PTSD While Fighting Injustice

Legend of Korra shows TV viewers that it’s possible to manage trauma—even while continuing the fight for justice.

Trauma Fishbowl: Reality TV Is Costing Survivors More Than Privacy

These events are a stark reminder of the price of fame. Read more »

Third Party Clarity: Therapy Is a Luxury for Pop Culture’s Troubled Mother-Daughter Pairs

In film and television, few relationships are as fraught as the one between a mother and a daughter. Read more »

On “Bad Vacation,” Liza Anne Finds Community in Vulnerability

“I feel like everything is just paused and repeated in this expansive yet really calming state of learning to love and to be loved.” Read more »

Haim’s “Women in Music Pt. III” Gets a Little Darker

Haim is pressing pause on their sunshine-y, Fleetwood Mac aesthetic. Read more »

Unexpected Connection: “Felix Ever After” Lets Queer and Trans Teens Be Messy

The characterization in this book should serve as an example to others writing queer YA in 2020. Read more »

Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.” Read more »

There Is an Art to Showing up—and Rachel Wilkerson Miller Has Mastered It

“You have to take care of yourself first. And that doesn’t make you selfish.” Read more »

Traci Medeiros-Bagan Wants to Uncouple Sickness from Otherness

Your therapist isn’t necessarily going to know more about you than you know about yourself. You’re the expert about yourself. Read more »

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 »

Trial by Firing: Are Unions the Cure for Post Traumatic Press Disorder?

The vulture capitalists currently doing their damndest to gut and consolidate the media cannot be trusted. Read more »

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