Underrepresentation: Changing The Face Of Concern

The concern remains the same: why are there more boys receiving special education services than girls for Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD)?  For years, the focus of studies on the subject looked through a “male-concerned” lens, wondering whether too many male students received identification; however, the overrepresentation of male students has an equally concerning outcome for …

The Last Name Debate

Growing up, I don’t recall ever questioning why women would take their husband’s last name. My hometown, for example, was very rural and traditional and as far as I was told, there was no other way. It was just the way things were, I told myself. My mother and grandmothers and their mothers had followed …

Unleashing Your Inner Goddess

I have been there. I have done that. I have hated my body to limits that are unimaginable for people that haven’t felt that way. I have loathe it, tortured it, starved it, exhausted it… I have done all of this. And my own closest friends and family have no idea. This is something that …

Let’s End The Stigma Around Mental Health #WomensShare

Often times, mental health is not talked about enough. We as a society are so quick to run to a hospital if we have a physical ailment, but have created a stigma around mental health. This stigma is what stops people from discussing mental illnesses and their own personal health – society continues to scare …

The Power Of Simplicity

Simplicity is defined as “the quality or condition of being easy to understand and/or do.” The power of simplicity is often underestimated, but it has been proven that it helps with the biggest and hardest challenges. America was built on a poor foundation, and with poor foundation you get poor building. America is a very …

Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

President Donald Trump has once again created controversy by tweeting something that set the media off. On July 22nd, 2017, he tweeted the following:  He is rumored to be questioning his advisers about self-pardoning. What exactly is a presidential pardon? A pardon is “a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of …

How “Special Snowflake Syndrome” Correlates With Internalized Misogyny

We often come across quotes that glorify girls with interests such as the one that goes like “date a girl who reads,” and this kind of mindset is actually downright toxic because it glorifies girls whose interests are (what the society perceives as) the sophisticated/intellectual ones such as reading and learning, as if they are …

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