Thank God a privileged white guy told everyone to calm down

I just finished reading Michael Cianchette’s BDN column “Calm down and be civil before someone gets killed.” His facts are well placed and his appeal is well intended. But I don’t see it happening. And Michael, don’t tell people to calm down. That’s something privileged people say when they’re uncomfortable. It’s condescending. No one was […]

Real men support Christine Blasey Ford

You know those memes that talk about a dad’s protectiveness of his daughter? How he’ll hunt you down and kill you if you hurt his little girl? Let’s have more of that, please. Don’t get me wrong – the women in my life don’t need my protection or for me to advocate on their behalf. […]

Somatic pain: is it all in your head?

Gabor Mate is an expert on overcoming the long-term effects of trauma. I recently came across a quote of his that explains the intersection between emotional and physical illness brilliantly: When you shut down emotion, you’re also affecting your immune system, your nervous system. So, the repression of emotion, which is a survival strategy, then […]