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Please Believe me!

One of lasting impacts of experiencing abuse within the psychiatric system and oppression within the legal system, medical system, child protection system and police (mainly due to the combination of being a woman and having a psychiatric history),  is that I’m very sensitive to not being believed or not feeling believed. 575 more words

Advocacy and Conflict Around Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Last weekend, the TED Radio Hour devoted its program to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Maslow developed his ideas as part of a 1943 paper on human motivation. 1,028 more words


The Suffocating Effect of Guests That Makes You Question Your Existence

Guests are an obligation much like a loan, except it is not as voluntary a decision.

When guests come to my house, it is like other-imposed Hotel California-ness. 363 more words


San Girl Child' Experiences in Schools

By Tertu X’aga Fernandu

San communities remain the most marginalized communities in Namibia, aggregated both by oppression and a perpetual loss of self-confidence. The San communities are transitioning to adopt modern ways of life but at the same time going through a diverse violation of their fundamental human rights in the modern democracy, thereby, rendering a rocky terrain for the San to succumb and embrace the modern lifestyle. 501 more words


Defining "race" and "racism"

The idea of “race” is generally understood as a set of groupings of human populations. These human groupings are based on skin color variations and other phenotypical or physical differences and/or are based on genetic lineage. 365 more words

Cinco de Mayooooo!

Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would be a good time to share a short, yet somehow always necessary, reminder to not be a dickhole and avoid participating in cultural appropriation this year. 236 more words

The Marginalization of Christianity Pt. 1

As American Christians we frequently see debates about whether Christianity is being persecuted in the United States. Strictly speaking, we aren’t being arrested for being Christians, churches are not being seized by the government, and so on. 89 more words