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“Justice is what love looks like in public”

March 6, 2017
graphic with anatomical heart and the quote from dr. cornel west, "justice is what love looks like in public"

Dr. Cornel West said that justice is what love looks like in public. Some people don’t know what that means. Behind closed doors, love looks like spooning and affectionate pawing first thing in the morning. It looks like cooking for your partner when you don’t like to cook. It looks like late night trips to the drug store when someone is sick. In public, love looks like fighting for someone else’s civil rights. It looks like caring about the triggers…

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Personal Growth Resilience Social Justice

How to grow and achieve (we must first heal life trauma)

September 29, 2016
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In the quest for personal growth and goal-setting, we don’t talk about trauma enough: how it impacts us, how to recognize it in ourselves, and how to heal from it. We tend to think of it applying only to people who’ve been victims of crime, major natural disasters, wars, or the violent loss of loved ones. But trauma can happen from less dramatic events, too. It can happen when someone we trust shames our body. It can happen when we…

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Feminism Personal Growth Resilience Social Justice

Finding the balance between “positive mindset” & social justice

September 16, 2016
painting multicoloured profile of a person

Content/trigger warning: The second paragraph discusses some vague instances of child and spousal abuse and briefly references a violent incident that could trigger trauma in a person who has experienced violent abuse. To be clear: I am not a counsellor. I am not formally trained in psychology. I have been reading books about psychology and self-help since I was 12, intently studying human psychology by observation since I was seven, and I studied psychology in university. At age 12, I began…

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