FWD: Lament The Microaggressions

Some of my colleagues and I received an e-mail from the Diversity and Inclusion committee at my workplace, also my alma mater, titled “FWD: Policy on microaggressions”, asking for feedback. I read the few pages, and all the microaggressions my family, my friends, and I have been subject to (and we too may subject those…

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I Need To Be Thin: A Psychosocial Perspective

Of all the women I’ve known and loved, there is an underlying effort that is, for the most part, unsaid. Among the bravest of us, a few voices on body-image dissatisfaction have started to ring in the air and find their place in the research and literature around the pressure for women to be thin.…

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Channeling Survivor’s Anger

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Coming around to writing this piece has been a constant struggle for me. When I finally get to it, I am frozen like I was when it happened to me. I am angry and unable to coherently put my emotions onto paper. Over time, I have realized that I can turn…

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