Leave Your Burdens Behind

So we all know we’re living in an unprecedented time. I feel like a broken record every time I say it, but it’s true. The world has never been so universally impacted by anything before COVID, and we’re all learning how to cope with this new way of life. From mask mandates to planning for school and the future, nothing …

Burn Out is Real, But You Can Always Reignite the Flame

Is anyone else feeling exhausted or overwhelmed lately? I don’t mean from day-to-day responsibilities like work or school, but rather our civic and social responsibilities. 2020 is about halfway over, and so far, it’s smacked us with so many new daily concerns. How do we live our lives while also being civilly and socially conscious? It’s exhausting to think about. …

Practicing Self-Love as an Advocate and Ally

During times of social and emotional unrest, it’s easy to put self-care and self-love on the back burner. It’s easy to tell yourself you don’t deserve it when you see social and civil injustice around you. But it is possible to practice self-care and self-love while also practicing advocacy and being a good ally. Before we go any further, it’s …

Student Mental Health Advocate Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Erin Gardner, social media manager for Active Minds at Ohio University, took over our Instagram stories to talk about student mental health. Check out her bio below! Erin is 21 years old and a senior at Ohio University studying journalism news and information. Erin lives with major depression, generalized anxiety and a panic disorder as well …

44 Days

By Guest Contributor Christian Carmen Jane Black people are being murdered, trans women are being murdered, the coronavirus is here and the whole world is on lockdown in some way. The restrictions that have been lifted have been met with curfews. I am tired. I want to go “home,” but I am already here. I want to be near my …