What hurts the most?
With almost 50 million views on YouTube last time I saw it, it's quite likely that you have seen a video of French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaking his leg at the Rio Olympics a few days ago. An awful incident made heartbreaking considering how hard he must have trained to get there. Can you imagine the sense of disappointment and anguish for him, on top of the physical pain? Now let's imagine for a moment that Samir didn't break his leg in the preliminaries. In fact let's go
The story behind the shave
So yesterday I had my head clippered, then shaved. This holds a lot of meaning for me, well beyond the attention-grabbing motive for a fundraiser campaign. I suffered from depression and suicidal tendencies for most of my adult life. My story is not unique, nor is it really important. The point is, that being a woman, there are social constructs in place to help me, because my emotional struggle is almost expected. "Hysteria" after all was once a term specifically used to des