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How Does Fashion Impact Mental Health? 

Picture this —you are getting ready to go out for a Girls Night. It is late and part of you would rather skulk into a giant t-shirt and cuddle up to Netflix. But you promised your friends. Rummaging through your...

Carnival Ready Or Not, This is the Body You’re Getting 

Carnival celebrations are an immense part of Caribbean cultural traditions both on the islands and in our diaspora. Each festival is embedded with its own individual histories, characters, and customs. Before discussing one of the most widely renowned aesthetic parts...

Navigating Softness As A Black Women 

Famous abolitionist and black women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth once said, “If women want any rights more than they’ve got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” As I sat on my balcony staring at...

Using Art Galleries As A Mental Health Tool 

Gogh Look At Some Art One of the most underrated healing pastimes is attending museums or art galleries.  An Art gallery purposefully provides safe spaces amongst communities. They’re nonjudgmental areas where artists display pieces expressing personal emotional significance while providing...

Social Stigma And Gender-Based Stigma Of Black Women? 

Gender-Based Stigma According to Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D., stigma is “a perceived negative attribute that causes someone to devalue or think less of the whole person”. Now apply that to a whole people and we also have a stereotype/social stigma. Both...