In the same way that the US has seen major changes in the way we think or are impacted by the political, health, and social spheres of our lives, I think we also need to pay more attention to the groups that should be centered in the conversations about these issues. If we aren't active in who we center in these conversations, we contribute to the erasure of more people and more cultures simply because we aren’t willing to listen to anyone beyond ourselves.
This year has been the perfect storm for multiple kinds of burnout and I’ve been seeing a whole lot of frustrated posts from friends on social media the past few weeks. If you’re struggling with figuring out how to balance out your responsibilities or need a way to step back from them altogether, you’re in the right place.
As a topic that I began worrying about a long time ago and still haven’t come to a decision on, weighing the pros and cons of further education right now is something I wanted to bring to a larger audience. I know I’m not the only one in this position and maybe if you’re also in these shoes, you can add to the conversation too.
What is poetry? I asked someone today what they consider poetry to be and they responded, “something that rhymes. I know that’s now the only way something qualifies, but that’s how it makes sense to me.” Have you ever stopped to consider what poetry is, how to define it, and what that looks like to…Read more Poetry Place–The Entertainment Way
When it comes to suicide prevention month, it’s often boiled down to “check in on people” or “ask for help when you need it.” Unfortunately, these statements may not acknowledge the need to check back in on ourselves, differences in healthcare access, and even the roles different systems play in impacting our stress and lifestyles. Besides looking into the resources and options in the links I’ve posted above, there are ways to actively both take care of yourselves and your loved ones right now.