Over the past decade, across the world, people have flocked to watch superhero movies, and noticeably all the movies have featured men as their lead, that is until now. Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, was recently released in cinemas much to the excitement of women and girls across the globe. Women have been in comics and behind the scenes of comics for decades …Read More >
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“It took me a long time to stop running,” said Christine Callan, speaking of her battle with depression. “It took a long time for me to say okay, this is real.” Instead of seeking help, Christine sought relief from alcohol. “I drank so that I didn’t have to feel,” she said. Things changed for Christine about a year ago, when she began attending a free support group for …Read More >
As much as we like to believe that people exist in environments that are open and accepting, unfortunately this is not true for many communities, especially for those in marginalized communities. All individuals seek to be comfortable within their surroundings, being able to fully express their thoughts and feelings without fear of being ridiculed and with knowledge that …Read More >
There are many reasons why so many of us choose not to call 911. Maybe we believe his threats that if we tell someone, things will get worse. That he will show up at our job and get us fired. That he will hurt someone we love, like our children or friends. Or that he will even hurt himself. Or that it won’t happen again. Or that he was just drunk this time. Or angry. Or …Read More >
On March 8th 2017, "to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face," the leaders of the Women’s March executed “A Day Without Women”, a nationwide women’s strike in the US. On this day women were “to refrain from …Read More >
Across the globe, we recognize women and their achievements on March 8. Although the holiday is not a federal one in the U.S., there are many countries – spanning from Afghanistan to Zambia – that observe International Women’s Day officially. From giving women mimosa flowers (Italy) to being the equivalent of Mother’s Day (Bulgaria and Romania), the customs are as diverse …Read More >