A bit about: K.W. Colyard

K.W. Colyard
K.W. Colyard is a freelance writer and editor from the rural southern US. She holds a master's degree in English from Clemson University. When she isn’t writing, Kristian may be found reading literary fiction, playing video games, and smashing the patriarchy. She’d love it if you struck up a conversation on social media; talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma. Website: http://www.kristianwilsonwriting.com Twitter & Instagram: @kristianwriting Facebook: /kristianwilsonwriting LinkedIn: /kristanwriting

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How to Handle Depression When Nothing Feels Good

Every person who has never dealt with a mental illness has probably made at least one ignorant suggestion in a concerned moment. It doesn’t take long for people with depression to start hearing the train of banal platitudes about how exercise, social engagements, and healthy food can help them “beat” their diagnosis.

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Why We Must Now Fight for Issues, Not Elections

In January 2017, Republicans will control both houses of Congress and the presidency. Yes, there are circumstances under which a candidate other than Donald Trump could assume the highest office in the U.S., but a revolt of the Electoral College, while legal, would be unprecedented.

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Could Childless-by-Choice Women Save the World?

As the U.S. battens down the hatches for what looks to be a strange winter, one bioethicist wonders if declining birthrates could fix our climate problems. Johns Hopkins University professor Travis Rieder is the author of Toward a Small Family Ethic: How Overpopulation and Climate Change Are Affecting the Morality of Procreation, in which he argues that childless-by-choice women might be poised to save the world.

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Why I Don’t Want to Hear Your Privileged Narrative

Hollywood, book publishing, and other media outlets are designed to give audiences stories that they will want to take in, but, all too often, the system that is used to determine whether or not a narrative will connect with readers and watchers — and, therefore, whether or not a particular story will ever see widespread distribution — neglects to consider the audience as a diverse blend of people who enjoy good stories.

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Misogyny is the Biggest Indicator of Trump Support

The biggest bombshell of the 2016 presidential election was not Hillary Clinton’s email troubles or Donald Trump’s loss of Twitter privileges. Instead, it was a study from University of Michigan researchers proving that misogyny is a bigger indicator of Trump support than racism.

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How to Stop Relying on Social Media for News

A Pew Research Center Survey conducted in early 2016 found that 62 percent of U.S. adults use social media as a news source, with most Reddit (70 percent), Facebook (66 percent), and Twitter users (59 percent) saying that they use their social media networks for news-gathering purposes.

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Online Voting and Other Election Scams to Avoid

Just a few short weeks before Election Day 2016, a meme began to circulate claiming that Hillary Clinton supporters in Pennsylvania, an electoral vote-rich swing state, could vote from the comfort of their homes by tweeting the words “Hillary” and “#PresidentialElection” between 7 AM and 9 PM on November 8.

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Trans Women Impacted by U.S. Estrogen Shortage

Across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of women and girls face a potentially endless shortage of life-saving medication. You likely haven’t heard about the crisis, however, because the injectable estrogen shortage disproportionately impacts trans women.

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How to Manage “Me-Time” When Working from Home

I’ve been working from home since I graduated college, and I don’t think the responses from people who have just found out what I do for a living will ever change. Oh, wow, they want to work in their pyjamas, too; where do they sign up?

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