This Sunday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day--which means it's a day to raise awareness about suicide, and how to help the people around you who may be suffering from suicidal thoughts…and ideation. This is also why public figures and mental health professionals will be hosting a two-hour, commercial-free live broadcast dedicated to suicide awareness on the radio station KISW-FM in Seattle. The show will feature Michael Angelakos from Passion Pit, Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, Sarah Barthel from Phantogram, singer Halsey, former football player LeRoy Butler, rappers Khalid and Logic, and more. They’ll be joined by Dr. Christine Moutier,… >> Read More
Every morning after I left my daughter in her preschool classroom, she cried until she threw up.
Granted, Ellie has an amazing ability to barf practically on demand, so it wasn’t surprising that…she did it so readily. The surprising thing was that she cried so much at the start of her second year. You’d think that with the Twos class under her belt, Ellie would have been ready to rock the Threes class. After all, the teachers, my husband and I, and Ellie herself were armed with… >> Read More
Rachel Bloom wants to make us uncomfortable--in the best way possible. Bloom, the creator and star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," wants everyone, men and women alike, to question gender stereotypes,…norms, and relationships. This is something that we sorely need right now. Bloom, who was recently interviewed in Bustle, talked about where Season 3 of her cult favorite will go--and how the show is exploring the word "crazy" in a feminist context. Typically speaking, we, as feminists, don't use the word "crazy" in connection to… >> Read More
Creating a community and a space you feel comfortable being vulnerable in is priceless. For those who suffer from a mental illness and depression, it can be hard to feel safe and open up to others,…whether in real life at work, at your kid's school, in a relationship, or in a friendship--or sometimes especially with family. This is why I love the social media movement happening with the hashtag #IWantYouToKnow--which is a space for those who are trying to dispel the myths and stigmas associated with mental illness. Parents, kids, and… >> Read More
It started with a desperate attempt to occupy my 2-year-old. We had recently moved, not just across the country but across the world, to a metropolitan area my husband knew well but I did not. We had…made the move on short notice, and hadn’t had time to find childcare in advance. My schedule was flexible, while my husband’s was not, and so I was home. Home with my child, with many hours to fill, in a new place where I knew nobody. Among the various charming features of our new home… >> Read More