Trauma shouldn’t be something taboo to discuss in recovery circles – so here’s what this author wishes she had known about being a trauma survivor in recovery.
You probably think you’re being helpful if you “fix” things like this author’s parents did. But here are some ways to actually help your children become healthy adults – even if doing the opposite feels better.
Are you a white feminist who doesn’t want to talk about racism? This author gets it, because she used to be one, too. The lessons she’s learned can give you a whole new outlook on what feminist conversations need to include.
How do you feel when you’re harassed on the street? Anger, self-blame, vulnerability, and more can come up not only during an incident of harassment, but after it’s over. Here are some tools to help make navigating the world a little less draining.
This author’s excitement about her pregnancy was quickly replaced by terror. If you’re a survivor of sexual violence, maybe you can relate to these struggles – and hopefully these ideas can help you cope.
“If you’re doing anti-street harassment work and you’re not actively advocating for the rights of parents to nurse in public, then your work is incomplete” – and this author wants you to understand exactly why.
“How did I go from being a carefree party girl to full-blown alcoholic?” This author realized alcoholism wasn’t what she thought it was – and that it actually includes a lot of her former behavior.
These misconceptions are so common that this information will probably surprise you. When you read about how they fuel stigma against STI-positive people, you’ll realize why you need to stop buying into these myths.
“What if your child wants to dye their hair?” Find out how this feminist mom’s belief in bodily autonomy helps answer this question – this may make you think about consent in a way you’ve never considered.
This author thought she didn’t need to pay attention to this issue, but all that changed. This info shows why breastfeeding is a feminist issue – and we really need more feminists to care about it.