Category: Mental Health Matters

Depression

I suddenly feel his warm breath on my neck, the colossal heat of his tongue. His scruff tickles my shoulder, grazing his lips to make soft, small kisses along my skin, the length of my throat. I shuffle in the sheets to press my bare back against his chest, and he places his hand between…

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burwell Offers Delicate Hope and Warm Comfort After Loss With New EP ‘boxes’

The past few years have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before, especially for those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. The astonishing singer-songwriter burwell lost her mother in March 2020, and in the years since, she’s been turning her pain into the beautiful EP boxes: an exploration of grief and some of…

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Instagram Neglects Black Usership Complaints Especially During Black History Month

In June of 2020, Variety reported that the Facebook owned social media sharing site Instagram would be reviewing its practices in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests exploding across the streets of America and online after the murder of George Floyd. George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was murdered by a…

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The Art Of Privacy

On the most recent episode of the Fox comedy Call Me Kat, I was truly able to empathize with Randi (played by Kyla Pratt) and her reasoning behind not wanting Carter (Julian Gant) to know her middle name. I, too, have anxiety letting others know everything about me. And even though telling someone your middle…

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The Secret Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett continues to be a favorite book that I have gone back to reread about three times already. Published in 1911 in England, this children’s book has…

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So… Hustle Culture…

“Time is money”. “They’re sleeping while you’re working”. “You gotta hustle hard”. “It’s time to rise and grind”. “The hustle never stops”. “You can’t sleep for 8 hours, that’s for poor people”. “Don’t have fun in your twenties, just grind and enjoy the fruits of your labor in your forties”. “We all have the same…

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My Battle with Anxiety

TW: I don’t recommend anyone reading this in an anxious state, come back later love. I was at work, I sat in my office chair and looked over the day’s invoices I had to finish. The night before I slept three to four hours after returning from a rowdy night from the bar with friends.…

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Who Am I?

Who am I? That’s a question that has remained in my mind for years. Every morning I wake up and perform the same routine, and a part of this is looking at my reflection. However, I can’t see myself. I raise my hand and try to wipe the dewy film-like substance that fogs the mirror,…

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Chelsea Cutler Opens Up About Her Depression on “Devil on My Shoulder”

Chelsea Cutler lays her hand on the table with the vulnerable “Devil on My Shoulder,” a piano-led lament dedicated to her struggles with mental health. Tinged with descriptive details that give the message more depth, the song offers a very real, immersive depiction of what those who live with depression experience on a daily basis.…

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A Story for the Heartbroken

This is a story written for a broken heart. This is a story that will give you hope. *** This is a story for you who thinks you are not good enough. You who look in the mirror and see nothing but the words they call themselves. A blackened reflection of what was.  This is…

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Organ Breaker

Dear Organ Breaker, I think you need to know about the path of destruction you leave in your wake. I walk outside and see the piles of weeping bodies you leave behind. They are stuck in perpetual motion of attempting to pick up the pieces of their now broken vitality. Even when they are able…

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Mirrors

Mirrors, the windows to one’s self, people say. I’ve always wondered what that meant as I stare at myself because I don’t like what I see every time I look through it. The scars, acne, stretch marks, folds of my stomach, and all my insecurities scream at such a high pitch it be-comes unbearable. I…

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Black Business Content Is On The Rise, The Black Podcasting Awards Sat Down With Tahyira Savanna To Chat About Visibility, Garnering Black Resources, and Giving Flowers To Creators In Real-time 

In America, the words Black and Business are becoming more synonymous with building black wealth outside of the housing market.  Black Americans are heading to platforms, like the Chinese owned Tik Tok, to develop, promote, and sustain their online business ventures.  We found that business discovery is easier on social media where smaller brands struggle to financially…

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