Finding Holistic Healing

A Personal Statement By Jordan Taylor Following repeated severely traumatic experiences my freshman year of college, I found myself in a psychiatrist’s office for the first time. I was told this was going to be the person who treated the depression and took away my recurring panic attacks with a simple prescription of some sort of SSRI. I… Continue reading Finding Holistic Healing

Memories Our Bodies hold

Memories Our Bodies Hold By Katlyn Lindstrom I have always had a contentious relationship with my body. It is what I have always chosen to punish for the pain of trauma, seeking control over a body, whose only fault was giving me a vessel in which to exist, through anorexia, obsessive exercise, occasional self-harm, abusive self-talk, and so many other angry… Continue reading Memories Our Bodies hold

Save Time, Money, and Yourself: Budgeting for Self-Care

Save Time, Money, and Yourself: Budgeting for Self-Care By Emma Grace Brown The idea of self-care conjures up activities that may come with a hefty price tag, from spa days and massages to mini-vacations. The advice from the publication Her Money cautions that self-care costs should comprise “about 5 percent of your budget, maximum,” but that also… Continue reading Save Time, Money, and Yourself: Budgeting for Self-Care

February is the month of (Self) Love

February Is the Month of (Self) Love By Mallory Corbin It’s that time of year—again—where we’re bombarded with ads for heart-shaped candies, plush teddy bears hugging heart-shaped pillows, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, heart-shaped trinkets, heart-shaped everything touting heart-shaped sweet nothings and heart-shaped confessions. For all intents and purposes, February is heart-shaped. Yes, it’s true, February… Continue reading February is the month of (Self) Love

New Year, New Boundaries

New Year, New Boundaries By Lauren Randazzo New Year, New Boundaries We’re almost a month into 2021 and at this phase of the year, people often take time to reevaluate the goals or resolutions they’ve set for the new year. We’ve all heard the same resolutions played like a broken record. People want to get… Continue reading New Year, New Boundaries

Faith Coleman: A Revolution

A Revolution by Faith Coleman Living for yourself is revolutionary. Never again, will I be my own adversary! I learned to heal and take peace in my process because, placing one’s validation over my mental health undoes my progress.  When you open a door, it may be locked. If I tell you I’m not ready to speak,… Continue reading Faith Coleman: A Revolution

State News: Survivors, activists denounce new Title IX regulations in Democratic Women’s Caucus roundtable

“Now, I would have never had a Title IX claim to begin with,” Amanda Thomashow, founder of Lansing’s Survivor Strong, said.  In 2014, Thomashow made the first official Title IX complaint against former Olympic doctor, Michigan State physician and now-convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar. She said this complaint, which catalyzed an investigation into Nassar and MSU, would have… Continue reading State News: Survivors, activists denounce new Title IX regulations in Democratic Women’s Caucus roundtable

Amanda Thomashow on Why DeVos’s New Title IX Rule Hurts Survivors

Hi. I’m Amanda Thomashow, founder and executive director of Survivor Strong, formerly known as “The 2014 Title IX Complaint.” Also, I’m tired—like, really tired—just like so many other survivors, of having to fight for rights and protections and a seat at the tables where people are discussing my best interests. So, I’m really grateful to… Continue reading Amanda Thomashow on Why DeVos’s New Title IX Rule Hurts Survivors