Hockey Saved My Life (and Other Complications)

By Brynn Niblett

Content warning: Discussions of sexual assault. About a year ago, my mental health was the worst it’s ever been. Looking back on that time in my life, I credit three things with pulling me out of my despair: my community of loved ones, my therapist, and hockey. If you would have told nine-year-old me, the…

This Graphic Novel is Healing my Childhood Self

By Brynn Niblett

As goofy as it sounds, children’s media can be particularly helpful, because it is a complete change of pace from the expectations of adult/academic life. I find that the simplicity of children’s media can be its greatest strength, revealing profound lessons and truths in a simple, comforting package. Lately, my comfort food of choice has been a junior graphic novel by Misty Wilson called Play Like a Girl.

Female Pleasure On Film: We Deserve Better

By Brynn Niblett

This is a prevalent issue which is undoubtedly exacerbated by poor media representation, a lack of comprehensive sex education, and a continued societal prioritization of heterosexual, male sexuality over all others.