Mental Health

Pretty Girls Make Graves: How Female Suicide Became a Cultural Obsession

Whether in regard to fictional characters or actual people, the emphasis placed on the female suicide muse entrenches a hyperbolic narrative of failure. Read more »

How To Survive the Traumatic 24-hour News Cycle If You Have PTSD

For sexual assault or harassment survivors, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the last two weeks have been full of triggers. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

Bad Blood: “Hereditary” Finds the Horror in Denial and Repression

Hereditary is a fable about generational silence in the face of mental illness. Read more »

BitchTapes: Mental Health Awareness

Using music to push against stigma. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Our Bodies, Ourselves

How will we know our bodies are normal now? Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In April

This list has it all. Read more »

No Warning Sign or Symbol: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Exposes the Double Standards of Mental Illness

For the first time, a mentally ill woman serves as neither warning nor sex symbol. Read more »

Life After Transformation: “iZombie” Teaches Us How to Show Up for Trauma Survivors

The show begins with the trauma of the zombie transformation. Read more »

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