Category Archive: Mental Health

Weekend Roundup

Here are some articles we’ve read and loved this week. Check them out! Taking It All Off: Black Women, Nudity, and the Politics of Touch by Brittney Cooper at The Crunk Feminist Collective… Continue reading

Forgiveness is a Luxury, and Some of Us Can’t Afford It

By Shannon T. Rucker Nearly every time I read quotes about forgiveness I reflect on my past and wonder about what role forgiveness plays in my life. People say “Forgive and forget,” or… Continue reading

My Grief Is With Me

By Caitlin My grief is always with me. It’s with me when I am sleeping, having dreams of my father who has been dead for six years now. The grief started with his… Continue reading

HEART(H)WARMING: A Back to School Guide

By Larissa Pham Here we are back at school again. It’s October now and your hands are starting to get cold, especially when you wake up in the morning, and you’re thinking about… Continue reading

Self Care: Self Indulgence & Survival

By Elise Nagy Sometimes self care looks like the unremarkable motions of life. Sometimes self care looks like a small and inexplicable deviation from those motions, an impulsive change in direction: a brisk… Continue reading

Alive, Not Silent: Writing as Self Care

By Caitlin What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? – Audre Lorde I am not alone. Whatever else there was or is, writing is with… Continue reading

Self Care: Soothing and Strengthening

By Anna K. Author’s note: I’ve lived with depression and (social) anxiety since my teens; at various times, I’ve been prescribed anti-depressants, and gone to counseling, but the main way I’m currently working… Continue reading

Giving your demons a makeover: A beginner’s guide to self-care

By Kathleen S. M. What is self-care? If you’re reading this, then, like myself and many others, you’ve probably experienced your share of anxiety, self-doubt, depression, and general mental/emotional unwellness. We’ve all heard… Continue reading

Editor’s Note: A Series on Self Care

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about self care: what it means, how we do it, why we need to, why we sometimes can’t, and why nobody talks about it. To kick things… Continue reading