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Who's the Fairest and Other Mirrors

“Understanding difference requires: ‘…the framing of problems in the whole context in which they are noticed; such a frame will recognise the relevance and aims and organisational structures of the particular institutions quite as much as the needs, motivations and intentions of all the individuals under study’ (Gough, 2012, in Moss, 2013, pp.64-65).”

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Rebirth: The Importance of Symbols and Grand Gestures--or How What We Do Disrupts What We Say

Today is my birthday…except it is 01:30 a.m. in the UK, so technically it isn’t as I was born at 6:14 a.m. PST in San Diego, California. 729 more words


The main characteristics of the theory of George Herbert Mead (Symbolic Interactionism)

Mead is a curious contributor to psychology and sociology alike as he wrote considerably little during his life. Despite this, from unpublished manuscripts and his students’ lecture notes, five books were published after his death. 1,573 more words

It's none of my business what other people think of me

It’s none of my business what other people think of me.

My therapist told me this. When she initially said it, she prefaced it with, “I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but it’s none of your business what other people think of you.” It was, as Oprah would say, an “aha” moment. 577 more words


Symbolic Acceptance: Davie Street and Pride Flags

Earlier this afternoon, I had a really fun time going around Davie Street, Vancouver. I sincerely felt so happy walking around the neighbourhood, seeing the pride flag crosswalks at Bute Street as pictured above, the numerous pride flags scattered across the street, the dessert and food places that I love (!!), and simply what felt like an aura of open acceptance of LGBTQ+ identity in this geographic location. 336 more words

Blumer's Ontological Claims and the Curious Absence of Any Argument

I am currently re-reading some foundational texts on Symbolic Interactionism (the school of sociology) for my thesis. One of the most influential is Herbert Blumer’s  607 more words



When I was a kid, if I remember correctly, the first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a veterinarian (besides maybe a superhero). 2,922 more words