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"I'm sorry but I can't look you in the eye because you remind me of my rapist. Nothing personal. I'm just fairly terrified right now."

I went into a patient room at my urgent care day job today to see a patient with chief complaint “sinus symptoms.” A routine visit, I was in and out in 3 minutes flat. 652 more words

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Best Vegan Chili Ever!

So as you have probably gathered by now, I like super simple recipes with few ingredients. I don’t have a lot of room in my tiny house to store a ton of ingredients. 329 more words

Delish!

Aluminum and gold

The CBS national news is featuring a story today that I appeared in as a PANDAS expert. PANDAS is a medical condition affecting kids where their immune system attacks their brain when they get sick and gives them things like tics, OCD, anorexia, rage and cognitive impairment. 1,452 more words

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Teach Our Sons To Respect Women

I don’t know what makes me angrier: that most men were never taught to protect the world from their worst impulses, or that the world taught me from infancy that my own beauty & sensuality made me a target. 162 more words

When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying

The women accusing the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have faced doubt and derision. Other women, who have alleged sexual assault or harassment by powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, have become targets for online abuse or had their careers threatened. 81 more words

Kate Copstick in Kenya: “There is an odd failure to report this in the papers.”

Journalist Kate Copstick is currently in Kenya working with her Mama Biashara charity, which gives small sums of money and advice to poor people so they can set up their own small, self-sustaining businesses which will allow them to help themselves out of poverty. 1,258 more words

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