Why I Chose to Take My Rapist to Court

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By Cece Flores

Trigger Warning: The following contains details about sexual assault.

I remember the uncharacteristically warm November night. I remember walking down the street with my winter jacket open. I remember the brand new black-and-white striped sweater I was wearing, so new it hadn’t even been washed yet. I wanted him to see it. I thought he’d find it cool. He was 35, I was 24. I just wanted him to think I was cool. Continue reading

Mental Health And Our Vets: A Conversation That Needs To Happen

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By Kristina Leigh

Since 1949, May has been observed as America’s National Mental Health Awareness Month. As our world becomes more intertwined yet somehow still fractured, populations grow alongside income disparity and poverty, and many of the world powers, including America, are drawn into protracted wars that demand a heavy military presence, mental health issues affect more and more people each day. One group that is severely affected is our returning veterans.  Continue reading