According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, culture is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” Many times, when we think about culture, we think about ethnic or religious cultures, which tend to be characterized by certain clothing, foods, customs, holidays, and languages.… Read More Queer Culture and Deaf Culture: What do they have in common?
When people think about trauma, most think of a physical ailment or an apparent issue one can visibly see. “Sick days” are designated for the flu or a stomach bug – not a depressive episode or an anxiety attack. Most medical research presented to the public discusses the physicality of diseases, such as the effects… Read More Common Psychological Disorders Affecting Young Women Today
Welp, it’s that time of the month again. You’ve stockpiled pads; placed tampons in every bag, purse, and coat pocket just in case; and put your designated “ugly” panties on top. The total at the bottom of the receipt from the store glares at you. “How can something I use for only a few hours… Read More Mindful Menstruation with a Cup
Spending 12 hours a day with two old-world Macedonian’s as a small child is a pretty interesting upbringing. I heard nothing but Macedonian folk music, watched nothing but Macedonian war movies on VCR and was taught nothing but the history of my family from “back home” (as well as a plethora of things far too… Read More Fearless Feminist of Her Time
I put a great amount of effort into helping other girls with body positivity and encouraging them to feel comfortable in their own skin, but I’m also a firm believer that every person has rights over his or her own body. It might seem perplexing or hypocritical that someone who is such a big advocator… Read More My Experience with Plastic Surgery
If you’ve ever seen that viral video of a woman smashing a watermelon between her legs, then you know of Kortney Olson. Kortney is a badass woman who has created a business built to inspire, encourage, and uplift women across the world. But she didn’t create a kick-ass fitness apparel company without hardship. I’ve had… Read More Who is Kortney Olson and what is she doing for GRRRLs?
The Supreme Court judge is one of the highest ranking positions in the United States; a job that is so essential that not only does the president choose this person, the Senate must confirm them as well. This position is for life. Brett Kavanaugh, an American attorney, Yale law school graduate, former law clerk, and… Read More The Ruling That Can’t Be Ignored
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a qualified personal trainer, doctor, dietician, or any other health professional. This article is based on my personal experiences and what I have found successful in my own growth in health and wellness. Reading this is a good start to move towards your goals of exercising, but make sure to do… Read More What to Know Before Creating a Workout Schedule
What do you think beautiful means? What makes someone beautiful? Are you beautiful? I was curious as to how the Internet defined it, and what I found shines light on how our culture views beauty! What really caught my attention was “especially the sight.” I used to think of beauty as a physical appearance. “Ugh,… Read More Redefining Beauty
Queer: everyone has an opinion on the word, and that’s okay as long as it’s your word. Some people associate it with violence and abuse, with cruelty and insults and a reminder that they will never belong. Some people associate it with freedom and independence, with clarity and ease, and the knowledge that there will… Read More Let’s talk about “queer”