By: Anna Burns Edited by: Bridget Salice This past November, I had the good fortune to add a new “first” to my list: I took a trip in the winter. Before this, I’d only ever traveled during the summer, either with family or for school programs, or occasionally for spring break. And don’t get me… Read More Packing for Winter Travel
By: Anna Burns Edited by: Brendan Walsh When I started college, my hair was more or less waist-length. Over time, I decided to chop most of it off – it was more or less butt-length. The stylist at the Aveda Institute was very excited to do the deed – as a beautician-in-training, it was the… Read More Queer Girl City Guides
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?
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”
At the risk of stating the obvious, the world is a very diverse place. There are different landscapes, different climates, different cultures, different societies, and different people with different lifestyles within those societies. It stands to reason, then, that the health problems these people experience are also quite diverse. Around the world, women face different… Read More Women’s Health Around the World
You’re watching a TV show. On screen, a woman goes pale, clutches her left arm, and collapses to the ground, unconscious. She’ll be taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a heart attack, and she’ll probably survive. We’ve likely all seen it at one point or another, whether depicted on screen or described in text,… Read More What Makes Women’s Health Different?
Health is not a switch. To most people, especially in America, health is some binary, finite thing. You’re either healthy, or you’re not. You have health, or you don’t. It exists in your life, or it doesn’t. On, off. Present, absent. Static. Many people think of health simply as the absence of physical sickness, which… Read More The Nature of Health
I broke my foot this fall. Actually, I found out that my foot was broken this fall, but there’s a good chance that it had been broken for at least a few months before that. Stress fractures are tricky things, since they don’t show up well on X-rays or generate the same symptoms that an… Read More The Importance of Chill