Daily Inspiration: Take Your Time

School for Stammers is a show in Britain that followed six individuals participating in The McGuire Programme: Beyond Stuttering. These individuals learned physical and psychological techniques to help with their speech. Speech therapy alters the lives of those who receive it in a tremendous way. One participant James Critchlow, gave a speech at the end of the program and expressed his gratefulness for his coach … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Take Your Time

Daily Inspiration: One State Caps Cost on Life Saving Medicine

The United States is notorious for our complicated healthcare system. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies have been in the middle of debates about a standard of care that should be mandated by the government. Medicine is a big ticket item for most people who suffer from a range of ailments. Insulin is a life saving drug that helps regulate blood sugar levels in type 1 and … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: One State Caps Cost on Life Saving Medicine

Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

The culture of silence surrounding abuse has really affected children negatively; it has become a public health issue. It seems that every other day stories are on the news about children who are stripped of a chance to lead normal lives. Regardless of the type of abuse —the air needs to be cleared. The most common forms of maltreatment that a child experiences are: physical, … Continue reading Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

Daily Inspiration: Love Is Colorblind

Love is a beautiful connection between two people that should not be dictated by race. Just a few decades ago, it was illegal for black and white people to marry. In the case of Loving vs Virginia it was ruled that it was unconstitutional to prohibit people from marrying because of race in 1967. Unfortunately, people still hold on to the belief that races shouldn’t … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Love Is Colorblind

Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

American culture is slowly becoming desensitized to extreme violence. Every couple of weeks the news is threaded with stories of gun violence and flamboyant instances of mental health issues. When the debates start about gun control, each side rallies for their beliefs but what about the survivors? An interesting tag line appears too often now: ‘thought and prayers’. Everyone sends their well wishes to those … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Faith is the cornerstone of existence. Believing in something greater than oneself and living with a moral compass is the basis of a religion. Thousands of years ago, society needed answers where there were none, religion provided that. It’s been a great tool to stay centered and spiritual but it also proved it can be harmful to its followers. Masses of people need something to … Continue reading The Catch Twenty- Two of Religion

Identity Confirms the Importance of Representation

There a lot of things that you may notice about a person walking down the street; among the first is their outward appearance. What is the tone of their skin, the texture of their hair, or the color of their eyes? Are they clean cut or edgy? Society requires us to classify people by these mundane things. A way that a person views themselves may … Continue reading Identity Confirms the Importance of Representation