Mental Health

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 »

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Mental Health Awareness

Using music to push against stigma. 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 »

It’s Us Failing Them, Not Them Failing Us: Disconnected Adults are the Problem in 13 Reasons Why

We need to be prepared to give substantial support and access to responsible care, not dismissive suggestions about finding a hobby, getting more fresh air, or how teens shouldn’t care what people think of them Read more »

Chris Brown, Johnny Depp, and the Politics of Ex Abuse

There are many ways ex abuse can occur. It can be happen through stalking, threats, or by using children from the relationship as leverage for continued violence.  The method can also be financial, such as withholding the financial compensation ordered by the court. At its worst, ex abuse... Read more »

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