June is coming up soon, and it will be Pride Month once again. A month was the LGBTQ community celebrates who they with large and fabulous parades and festivals, filled with live music, inclusive organizations, half-dressed people, love and acceptance for one another and of course drag. But why is the month of June considered Pride Month and not any other month of the year? It is time for a history lesson on the LGBTQ Pride events we know today and why Straight Pride does no
Have you ever felt like you were always that "other" kid? You know, the kid that is always picked last. The leftovers, pretty much. Or you're the friend someone makes in the beginning of the year before they start making their own friends and then forget about you? Well, that's me. I was always the other kid. That kid who always wanted friends, but whenever she tried, it just never clicked. I always felt like the weird kid. The "weird" kid. Like whenever you tried talking to
Lets talk Mental Health: In today’s society, 1 in every five youth ages 13-18 have some mental illness or mental health problem, 37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school and Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 24. We have to do something to break the stigmas around Mental Health and to empower youth who have an of mental illness or mental health problem to seek help and to take control of it. How I cope with m
Throughout life, whether adolescence, teenage years and into adulthood we often question who we are. This question as daunting as it may be, has so much positive value but a world’s weight of negative fodder. We as individuals have to emotionally swim through Atlantic changes, climb an Everest amount of doubt & drive many roads unknown all in search of our true home. Who are you and What makes you, you? “Is it your voice?” No. “Is it your hair?” No. “No? It’s your eyes right?