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Survey data throughout the pandemic shows LGBTQ community disparities that are not being talked about enough

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It is probably not news that marginalized communities are not present in the majority of research and survey data out there. I took a research class this semester in grad school and I was alarmed by how much insight I gained. The majority of the research studies I read consisted…

Tully Central School District in Central New York is violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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This morning I didn’t expect my cup of coffee to include rage and sadness. After reading a fellow Medium writer’s story regarding the discrimination an LGBT student is facing close to home I was fueled with caffeine and cries for justice.

Tyler Johnson, a student at Tully High School in…

No science. No fancy statistics. Just some lessons I have learned and am still learning, in the hopes even one person gains insight into staying sober

Author’s own, 6 months into sobriety, circa 2013

On January 9th, 2022 I will be celebrating nine years in recovery. I will always be an addict. In the addiction community, one of the first things we learn is that we are never fully recovered. I could go out tomorrow and fall into a bender. …

Amanita Muscaria shows anecdotal evidence of mental wellness. Do we have enough research to call it beneficial though?

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Y’all know I love me some ‘shrooms. Not in the psychedelic trip kind of way. But I seem to be inadvertently fascinated with the medicinal properties these fun fungi provide. Especially as it relates to mental health and wellness. …

How can the story of a hermit crab shedding its shell teach us to push our boundaries and sit in discomfort?

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We all know the story of the hermit crab and his shell, right?

Hermit crabs reside full-time in discarded snail shells, bouncing from one to another as they outgrow their found abodes. When the hermit crab leaves its shell due to its noticeable growth, it is exceptionally vulnerable. …

From mistreatment of employees, wealth inequalities, and now colonization of space-Jeff Bezos is that a**h*le we think he is

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I can’t remember the first thing I bought from Amazon but I do remember it slipping into the routine of my life almost unexpectedly. I ordered one product and then realized after a year that Amazon was always my first stop for shopping. …

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