The “Strong Black Woman”: A Dangerous Myth

By Tiana Effon

As women, we are often pushed to be the best version of ourselves 100% of the time. While it is good to strive to be the best version of yourself, operating as your best self all day everyday is not possible. Everyone has bad moments, makes questionable decisions, and has those days where everything feels like too much, and that’s just life.

Avoiding the Danger of a Single Story in Social Justice Work.

By Priscilla Ojomu

A single story is a narrative that only focuses on or only “tells” one part of an individual or group’s experience. In the context of my CSL (Community Service Learning) placement, I realized how the social justice sector – an area that should be radically inclusive and progressive – can still be flooded with single stories and why it endangers the very communities we seek to protect.

Therapy – various stereotypes, forms, and benefits

By Aaima Azhar

What is therapy? The concept is often shunned or twisted, being grossly misrepresented in society. “Shrinks” are considered taboo in many places. Talking about your feelings is seen as weak. Seeking out help is seen as “quitting.” But what if we shifted this narrative? Turned it inside out in a collective movement to make therapy…