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How You Can Help Destigmatize Mental Illness

I am mentally ill. It took me a very long time to get comfortable saying that, and I still have a minor issue with revealing my mental health conditions to the unacquainted, because of the stigma that mental illness still carries.

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Four Valid Criticisms of the Women’s March

On January 21, millions of women turned out to take part in the Women’s March on Washington: a set of worldwide demonstrations against politicians and corporations who want to revoke the rights of women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and people with disabilities.

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#TooSexyToVote: Female Voter Suppression in The Bahamas

On the heels of the U.S. presidential election, The Bahamas is preparing for its general election expected to be held in May 2017. The Bahamas has successfully maintained a voter turnout of over 90% for general elections — one of the highest in the world.

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Calling Trump Out Is the Easiest Way to Fight Him

In a January 14 interview on CNN, Trump surrogate Ben Ferguson responded to Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) assertion that Trump is not a legitimate president by saying, “It is unprecedented. … I cannot imagine the fallout … if a Republican had ever implied that about Barack Obama.”

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Overwatch Reaction Shows That We Aren’t There Yet

On December 20, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that Tracer — the most visible character in its popular multi-platform video game, Overwatch — is a lesbian. Although it was initially unclear whether Tracer identified as lesbian, bisexual, or something else, Overwatch Lead Writer Michael Chu confirmed her sexuality in a December 22 tweet.

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