Conversations

Conversations

Why do we silence sexual assault conversations? Sexual assault in my opinion is a very controversial topic. Not in the sense that people agree or disagree in its seriousness but rather in the degree of how prevalent discussions and conversations surrounding sexual assault should be in our society. I bet if I asked you to define what exactly sexual assault was, a lot of you would be able to give me an answer that is relatively close to its legal definition.  Some of you might even be able to go a step further and recite some facts and statistics surrounding sexual assault. But how many of these facts and statistics would be related to the mental and emotional components of being sexually assaulted? It seems as if the only time it’s okay talking about sexual assault openly is when you’re talking about it in terms of numbers or facts. Why? Because it’s just easier that way, by choosing an apathetic route towards...
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Self Love

Self Love

When you think of what you love, do you think of yourself? We’ve all experienced or at least been exposed to some form of love; the love between two partners, the love a mother has for her child, the love shared by two best-friends, or even the love between a man and his dog. Aside from the good feeling that love embodies, it has the ability to heal. Seems kind of far-fetched doesn't it? I mean come on… love is just a feeling after all. But think about the first time you ever scraped your knee and it hurt so much, but the moment your mom came and picked you up all that pain minimized. Or the time you experienced your first heartbreak, you thought you met the love of your life but then just like that you lost it. Ok, there’s no way love can heal the pain of losing your first love, which is a fair assumption but...
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