The Victim Blame Game

I think more often than not we place blame on the victim.  We force the victim to prove their innocence.  When, in actuality, we should have the perpetrator or the accused prove their innocence. ‘Victim,’ in itself is such a scary and helpless word.  By definition, it is “one that is acted on and usually…

The Stigma in the Shadows

Mental Health!  Boo!  Did I scare you?  No, then why do we seem to run away from the term?  Why can’t we admit that ts ok not to be ok? According to the World Health Report, mental health currently affects around 450 million people.  While treatments are available, nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental…

Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial

For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face.  This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims.  Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go.  Trials…

How to Survive Trump’s Presidency

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand.  Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement.  There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration. While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the…

The World Peace Myth

We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is.  A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace. World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible.  World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses. There will…

The Waiting Period

The Waiting Period: Why Sexual Assault Victims Wait to Disclose Their Stories

Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. It’s a campaign that arose from the tragic death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012.  It’s a movement that has sparked this nation. People are either strictly for or against the social movement.