The Sounds of Anxiety: 6 Traumatic Ways Anxiety Manifests (especially for estranged queer folks)

I think about mental health the way I think about wind. Everybody is aware of its existence, but it affects everybody, everything differently. Wind may howl around a lonely building, whisper though hemlock branches, or dance through chimes. What we hear of wind is based solely on the structure it passes. So though we all … Continue reading The Sounds of Anxiety: 6 Traumatic Ways Anxiety Manifests (especially for estranged queer folks)

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Confessions of an EXvangelical—how the evangelical movement fosters emotional abuse & how I escaped

Winter Weekend retreat had arrived, and just like anyone would do on MLK weekend, I joined my youth group on a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Confederacy, Gatlinburg, TN. A quirky group of kids hopped on a bus and headed to the state just north of us (both geographically and on most all of … Continue reading Confessions of an EXvangelical—how the evangelical movement fosters emotional abuse & how I escaped

“Cain killed Abel with a rock—it’s not a gun problem” and other bullshit.

I wish I knew how many times I have heard the phrase, “It’s not a gun problem. It’s a heart problem.” This slogan among NRA supporters and avid gun-owners seems to be a nail in the coffin of this argument. Instead, this vague and foolhardy reasoning continues to nail shut the coffins of countless students … Continue reading “Cain killed Abel with a rock—it’s not a gun problem” and other bullshit.