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The Meaning of Consent – Thoughts, Opinions, and Questions

When it comes to consent, most adults will consider it in relationships. It is especially heavily implemented in conversations regarding partnerships. Consent involves having the knowledge and understanding of what is being asked and knowing whether to accept the proposal or shut it down. Basically, consent is having the wherewithal to say yes or no. […]

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The Sweet Life of a Modern-Day Parent

As a child of the 90s, I find it very fascinating to see the parenting styles of current parents. I obviously don’t remember my childhood too well, but I will say that my parents did a decent job raising my brother and me. In elementary school we were given a chart with chores on them, […]

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Love – The Struggle is Real

In my last blog entry, I touched on the effect of interracial dating can have on mental health. I felt it was important to discuss since interracial dating has become more common through the years. Generations are moving beyond staying bounded to their past. I encourage, and reiterate, the concept about- “you love who you […]

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Falling in Love Outside of your Race

I strongly believe in the concept that you cannot control who you fall in love with. When you have a genuine attraction to someone, you just have this feeling and just know that the connection is meant to be. When I speak about falling in love, however, there is a concept that I feel isn’t […]

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New Year New Me

After a night of partying, or staying up until midnight, the ball drops and the New Year is here. Everyone says the “Happy New Year” and then it’s bedtime. But there is something about waking up the next morning and realizing that it is in fact a new complete year. Most individuals at this point […]

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Gift of Giving

With Christmas coming near, people are either scrambling to get gifts or scrambling to get the best gifts. Normally the biggest gift giving times in the year are Valentine’s Day (to our coupled readers), birthdays, and Christmas. And a normal trend with the holidays is the gifts beating the previous year’s gifts. It is about […]

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We All Belong – Understanding LGBQT+

Navigating and Understanding LGBQT+ 2020 saw more than just a pandemic. It saw individuals embrace their true identity. From celebrities to the average day person, individuals came to start adapting to their new life more free than before. Whether COVID helped persuade these individuals, or literally everyone just started embracing who they were, “coming out” […]

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Bullying Within

Often, bullying is tied to kids at school picking on each other. You hear a child tell their parents or teachers about them being bullied by another child, and more times than not it is taken care of. “Taken care of” does not mean resolved, it just indicates that the situation was dismissed. But most […]

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