A few weeks ago, I was reading a post from audrieeejac on Twitter about relationships that stated, “the other day my grandma told me, ‘when you and him are fighting, you both need to remember that it’s you two vs. the problem, not you vs. him.’ and that hit me hard” (Source) That quote has … More Opponent or Allies?
Dear Mr. C, I walked into that classroom when I saw you behind the desk. The bell rang, but before you began to teach, our principal walked in. After a few minutes of conversation, he turned to the class and declared that you were wonderful, that he aspired to be like you, that our class … More A Letter
“Who’s telling the truth?” “She’s probably getting paid for this.” “Oh, not this again.” Three of the many responses I’ve heard to the Christine Blasey Ford case. But there’s one constant question, one that my peers are desperate to answer. “Who do you believe?” Who do I believe? I believe that that question is not … More Who Do You Believe?
I tell my boyfriend I love him, and kiss him goodbye. I don’t know if I’ll see him again. I hug my mom tightly and tell her I love her before I get out of the car. I don’t know if I’ll see her again. I tell my friends they’re precious to me and I … More Shootings
As someone who was born and raised in America, I can’t speak for other countries. What I can say is that in the United States, sex education is a sorry affair. In America, sex ed is an abstinence-only campaign thinly masquerading as education. Students across the board are taught false information that consists of everything … More The Problem with American Sex Education
I’m walking down a strip of dirt alongside a sidewalk covered in colorful chalk designs, ranging from detailed kittens to a pastel family of stick figures. Artists crouch over the cement, putting the finishing touches on their designs. The air smells like chalk dust, spices, and greasy fast food. I’m at the Chalk It Up! … More Feminism, Biases, and Chalk Art
Hello and welcome to FEMMEFIGHTBACK! Today’s post is an interview with a friend of mine who was willing to share her experiences with anxiety and depression, Diane. August: How do you feel about the way depression and anxiety have been glorified in the media? For example, the way depression has become a kind of aesthetic? … More “You are strong. You are not weak. It is not your fault.” Destroying Myths About Mental Illnesses, One Step at a Time.