Are Women Overlooking This Important Aspect of Feminism?

Here it is. The essay I’ve been avoiding. The ‘what feminism means to me’ chicken scratch I’ve kept in my drafts for two years. Because who wants to tackle something so broad, controversial, and — dare I say — introspective? Well, usually, I do! So, what is it about defining feminism that drives me up a wall? For… Continue reading Are Women Overlooking This Important Aspect of Feminism?

Was I Abused Because I Chose The Wrong Men?

Women are doing the best they can with what society has to offer them. My first encounter with abuse was in my junior year of high school — around 2013. I was sixteen. This boy and I had been together for a year. We had met right after I’d been cheated on by someone I considered to be… Continue reading Was I Abused Because I Chose The Wrong Men?

The Internet Discourse Surrounding Depp v. Heard Has Been Re-Traumatizing Victims Since Day One

Consider how the irresponsible coverage and social media wars have impacted survivors of intimate partner violence. A majority of the work I publish usually relates to victims’ rights, narratives, and awareness about intimate partner violence. I mainly write about the female experience, as I can only describe what I know. But I have always supported… Continue reading The Internet Discourse Surrounding Depp v. Heard Has Been Re-Traumatizing Victims Since Day One

Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Actor Amber Heard testifies at Fairfax County Circuit Court during a defamation case against her by ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 4, 2022. Getty

Implicit bias and the myth that the truth will set you free. As the news of the Depp V. Heard verdict was announced last week, predictably, the internet exploded with controversy. For so long I had been keeping myself as distanced as possible from the details of the case, but a few weeks ago I… Continue reading Stop Telling Victims That If They’re Truthful They Will Win a Defamation Suit

Why Did She Stay? — Because We Are A Society of Victim-Blamers

Just because it is a part of our culture does not mean you can dodge responsibility for your contribution to it. I recently published a piece detailing how to effectively help a friend who is being abused. The issues of sexual, domestic, and intimate partner violence are highly nuanced and complex, so I recognize that there was… Continue reading Why Did She Stay? — Because We Are A Society of Victim-Blamers

I Used To Be Anti-Choice

By now, we’re all aware of the Politico leak about the court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade. To most of us, it didn’t come as a surprise, but that doesn’t mean we’re not in complete and utter panic. The people we’ve elected into power are somehow bringing their own religious beliefs into the law, and it is… Continue reading I Used To Be Anti-Choice

Listen, Their Stories Can Save Us

I don't care if you think "that's rare" A personal story is not just a statistic it is proof of the possibility. It happened to a human and it can happen to another human. To disregard a story is to disrespect the life of the storyteller. We tell stories to teach and learn and feel.… Continue reading Listen, Their Stories Can Save Us

I Can’t Stop Perceiving Myself Through The Male Gaze

Step one is to be aware of it. Step two — who knows? Don’t ask me why, but I recently began binge-watching the VH1 nostalgia-driven docuseries, “I Love The….” Of course, I gravitated more toward the episodes around the 90s and 2000s, but the series initially debuted in 2002 with “I Love The 80s.” Within… Continue reading I Can’t Stop Perceiving Myself Through The Male Gaze

8 Must-Knows For Women Under The Age of 25

Over the years, as neurologists have found more evidence about the development of the prefrontal cortex, it has been widely debated at what age the brain is considered completely mature. The latest research suggests that our brains don’t completely finish developing until we reach the golden age of twenty-five. This data has created an interesting internet debate that’s… Continue reading 8 Must-Knows For Women Under The Age of 25

It Means Equality

Listen to women.  Believe women. It doesn't mean blindly it means a man's words are equal to  a woman's words. It means  consider  her health her wellbeing as much as you  consider  his reputation his hard work. Consider  her strength her struggle to stand  her shaken speech her "I can do this "  "My voice… Continue reading It Means Equality