The Emotional Trauma of Racism

Featured Artwork: Daylight Illustrations I cried when I heard the story of Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old biracial woman whose face and neck were burned by white men wielding lighter fluid in Wisconsin, though she fortunately survived. It’s clear that this was a racist hate crime, given that her attackers called her a racial slur just…

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What Mindful Therapy Taught Me

Featured Artwork: Sonaksha Trigger warning: very brief mentions of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation. . . . In January, I started a 9-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group course. Following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I finished the course in my bedroom via Zoom. I’d spent about 7 months on the…

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Having Pride in #BlackLivesMatter

Featured Artwork: Damian Alexander The Black Lives Matter movement is not new, but this is the largest it has ever been. In the last few days, all fifty states and an additional 18 countries took part in protests to demand justice for George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer. Additional demands for justice…

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