Debunking the myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By Cassie (Cassado) and Jenny (coolkid98)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is "an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions)." source]. OCD is widely known about, but it is also commonly misunderstood. Some of these misunderstandings can make people living with the disorder reluctant to talk...
Understanding why someone may stay with their abuser
By Nicole (eumoirous)
Note: This article does not encourage staying in an abusive relationship, but rather serves to explain why people may remain in one so that it is easier to be an ally to a loved one who may be going through this situation.
Having never been in an abusive relationship, it is easy to see one happening and not understand why the victim does not leave. It can be distressing to watch a friend get mistreated and to feel...
Creative ways to deal with writer's block
By Cassie (Cassado)
Writer's block is when a writer feels like they cannot write a new piece or continue something they're already working on. It can be discouraging, frustrating, and for many, a lengthy process that leaves writers feeling like their writing may never continue. This article will talk about a few ways for you to exercise your mind while on the journey to beat writer's block. Everyone's writing process is different, so what works for...
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~)
The Nightingale is a fictional story about loss, redemption and forgiveness. It focuses on two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, during World War II. At the heart of this novel is a story about love, in particular what people will do to save those they love. The sisters are described as being exceptionally different but through the course of the book you come to realize that there are a number of similarities between them.