A meltdown and a tantrum appear similar, but they are two separate things. Using them interchangeably is damaging to the person having a meltdown. Here is an article on why.
An article on why I'll no longer debate American elections or write about it. My final article on the subject.
An article about society's reaction to those of us with mental illness, and what makes suicide more likely.
An article on the economic struggle of millennials and the apathy of many older generations who think we're trying to avoid responsibility.
Why Americans are switching to independent news, and how mainstream news is failing viewers.
How being a Democrat manipulated my perception, and how I went from loving Obama to losing all respect for him.
A blog-style article on when trigger warnings are used for the sake of attention instead of for their original purpose.
What happens when you don't identify as strictly masculine or feminine? How do you label yourself when neither feels comfortable? Revised and rewritten.
How the 2016 election has changed America, as well as my own experience after changing political parties.
This is an overview of the misunderstandings about the Gothic subculture. This article has been revised, and rewritten.
An article on growing up with the "Scary Stories" series and how it continues to have an impact on the individual and society.
Why people like the horror genre, and my own personal experience of becoming a fan.
This is the story of my personal struggle of living with migraines. Revised and updated.
A deeper look at the story on the nurse with rainbow hair who posted about her experience with a store cashier.
What happens when Goth fashion is used as a mainstream trend?
An article on the way society views Queen Anne Boleyn because of her historical relationship with King Henry VIII.
Fear, strength, religion and politics. An article delving deeper into the responses to the shooting in Orlando, Florida.
An article about how far some women would go to become pregnant and what that says about gender.
An article about the war on Christianity.
An analysis of the ABC Family series "Twisted" and its commentary on how the power of law impacts individuals. Please, note that this article includes spoilers.
If our country is a melting pot, why are we so closed-minded about other countries and cultures?
What makes a connection real? We may think the answer to that is very simple, but this article dissects how society persuades us from finding the connections we need.
A breakdown of why society needs to stop dictating how and when domestic abuse survivors tell their stories, using my own experience.
Does racism still exist? Is that a tough question? Here's an article on why or why not.
An article on what it's like to be alternative when the social norm is to blend in.
Do you hate your name? Have you considered changing it? I always thought I would change my name, so I thought I would do some more research and write about it.
Have you always suffered from acne? Maybe, just as an adult? You can probably relate to an ongoing struggle in my life.
An analysis review of the 1999 music album "Universal" by the electronica Iceland singer Móa.
Almost everyone knows what Halloween is, but not everyone understands how Wiccans observe and celebrate October 31st or that it's called Samhain.
September 11th 2001 changed everything. Now, we remember each year. The only problem is we aren't exactly becoming better Americans because of it.
Most people admit to having anxiety over marriage, but what about those of us who feel anxiety over the desire to start a relationship, no matter how excited we are?
An analysis of "Elizabethtown" and what it says about how we live our lives.
Have you ever heard of a social construct? If not, did you know you're surrounded by them all of the time?
An article about the "Left Swipe Dat" PSA video that promotes anti-smoking.
An article on how society permits age to be a reason for irresponsibility.
An examination of the song and video "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry.
An article that takes a deeper look into the black comedy "Heathers" from 1988.
Sacha Baron Cohen uses satire to express his opinions of America. Many are offended while few understand his intention. Those who understand him the best know his brilliance.
An article on the struggle to gain coverage as an unemployed college graduate.
An article on the many faces of gay and bisexual men on YouTube, and how they impact society.
A response to those who use the term "gay lifestyle" to devalue people for being homosexual.
A look at some of the most popular lesbian and bisexual voices on YouTube, and how they are impacting our society.
Many people rely on Fox News to keep them informed about current world issues, but not enough viewers realize what they're watching is not real news. This is part two of an article to expose them.
Many people rely on Fox News to keep them informed about current political issues, but not enough viewers realize what they're watching is fictional.
Why does the media target artists like Eminem even after he has made it clear his music is not always a representation of himself? Why does the media write more about entertainers than on politics?
An article to debunk the need for women to hide their sexuality, and depend on men for satisfaction.
Today, most businesses give new employees little time to learn before they can be fired. This article explores the reasons behind it, and why it's counterproductive.
A fun article using scenes from the film "Becoming Jane" to express common experiences any writer can relate to.
A look at the frustration of writer's block, and a few techniques to get you back on track.
The film "Waitress" uses humor to comment on gender relations. This article explores the use of gender in the film.
An analysis of "Shopgirl" focusing on the impact of gender and class in terms of the film and in real life.
The connection between learning disabilities and anxiety because of social interactions, told through my own experience, including sources.
A look at the social issues addressed in the 90's television series "My So-Called Life."
A look at the lack of connection between the character of Lucifer, the role of Satan and what Satanism really is. Also, plagiarism in Christianity.
A look into the discrimination of witches in pop culture horror films, and how it reinforces stereotypes created long ago with deadly consequences.
Another article on the objectification of women, including my own experiences.
Using a common theme in the series "Sex and the City," this article explores the social bashing of women who don't procreate.
I've written about other domestic violence survivors, but this time I'm writing my own, and how it shaped me.
A blog-type of article on my personal experience as a college graduate going nowhere with my respectable degree, and how it relates to countless others in the same situation.
The film "Pompeii" is not only about the destruction of the city in 79 AD, it is about political relationships and issues.
Have you ever heard of reusable menstrual products? Have you ever wanted to try them? Maybe, you're repulsed by the idea. Before you take a position, learn about them!
This article explores how society sees "real" jobs, and the stereotypes of those with jobs which do not fit their idea of "real."
An article about the history of Pompeii when a volcano erupted and caused mass destruction, as well as how the story is portrayed in today's music and film.
Can we ever define gender? A look at what defines gender or what does not and who has the right to define us.
This article is about the true purpose of education and uses films such as "Mona Lisa Smile" to explore the damage caused when elders refuse to acknowledge youth's own goals.
A lot of young people are against activism because it is misrepresented. This article explores the reality of why activism is still vital
Trypophobia is a phobia of holes placed close together, which causes the mind to create disturbing scenarios. It is also an internet sensation for photoshop lovers and special-effect experts alike.
A look into how fame complicates mental illness because of the stigma surrounding being diagnosed with things such as depression and anxiety.
A follow up to my last article about feminist theories which support the men's side of gender inequality. Perhaps this article will make men feel more heard, and inform the uninformed feminists.
Feminism used to mean a very different thing when it was first invented. Today, it is used as the title of hate groups.
Why art is an important part of school and society.
An article comparing the musicals "Les Misérables" and "Sweeney Todd," and the messages they send about society.
An article on the difference between sex and gender.
Countless stereotypes have been created to marginalize the homeless, and prevent society from
The long-awaited men edition of Disney's villains. Some men in Disney are depicted as evil because they can't achieve the power they want without conquering the more powerful men above them.
A hub about the difference between celebrating your sexuality verses using as a reason for elitism.
An article on the unique struggle lesbians go through in our heteronormative society.
An article discussing the many social issues explored within the popular musical RENT.
An article on Anne Rice's 2010 conversion to her own belief in Jesus while repelling the Christian religion, and what the responses say about society and religion in general.
The more public figures come out the more it helps society accept homosexuality. When celebrities come out it brings visibility to how common being LGBT is.
This article is about the film "The Secret Garden." It analyses how even when we don't have a fulfilling childhood we can still manage to give ourselves back whatever is missing.
If you're have a difficult time pretending to care when customers complain to you about their childish issues this article will help you out for sure!
How women portraying men allows them to have more power than if they remained feminine.
The Malleus Maleficarum was used to determine who was guilty of witchcraft. It was designed to ensure no matter who one was they could be convicted. Similar power structure exists, today.
Just as women are often objectified men are as well. In order to acquire more equality between men and women we must acknowledge and discuss these realities.
Bisexuals have a unique struggle. They don't quite fit into the straight world or the gay world.
An article in response to a controversial article posted shortly after the release of "Maleficent" and how Angelina Jolie says the same about the film's assault scene.
Changing the outlook on people with learning differences improves those people's lives and their likeliness to succeed.
It wasn't until the 1600s that women could be actresses on stage. Now, the portrayal of women by men serves as a liberation rather than the oppression it used to.
No Doubt's song "Just A Girl" is noteworthy for more than its catchy tune. The satirical mood and depth of the messages touch the hearts of women.
Nobody is actually judgement-free. The story and film "Harriet the Spy" shows the trouble of writing the truth. Writers are policed for honesty while society has negative opinions of its own.
An exploration of how male characters in Kushner's "Angels in America" express their gender, and what it says about society.
In a society that puts lesbians into a box, this explores and explains why nobody fits into specific labels.
How the sexual objectification of girls and women adds to gender inequality and accepted discrimination.
An article on the film "Reality Bites" and why today's college graduates can relate to it.
Ricky Martin isn't the first male sex symbol to come out of the closet, but the connection between his hesitation to come out, and the "machismo" image deserve a closer look.
This article dissects the discrimination women get whether they're big or small.
Russell Brand's comedy brings attention to the way America views sexuality, and how that view doesn't make sense. Brand uses his education to support his opinions, making it educational, yet amusing.
Disney princesses always have an enemy. On many occasions, these enemies are an older woman who lacks a husband or nice friends. These women are also physically unattractive, and trouble-makers.