Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

"I was an artist before I was politicized," said Patrisse Cullors during a discussion after her MFA thesis show at The Big House last April. Widely known for her role as co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Cullors showcased a different side of her work with her performance piece, titled "Respite, Reprieve and Healing: An Evening … Continue reading Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors

On Love, Or How I Turned My Decade-Long Mental Health Journey into a Listicle

Part Four of the Dinner Party Special Edition Outtakes & Excerpts Series. Dear readers, may I present to you, a rather incomplete, but no less impressive list of various things that happened when I finally decided to stop hating myself: Relatives started asking if I got taller because I wasn’t slouching in an attempt to will … Continue reading On Love, Or How I Turned My Decade-Long Mental Health Journey into a Listicle

Mindfulness—There’s More to the Practice Than Self-Indulgence

It’s certainly no panacea, but research shows that mindfulness does do good things for the mind—and the body too! Derived from an ancient Buddhist meditation technique, mindfulness today primarily takes the form of secular guided practices focusing on awareness in the present moment and letting thoughts and feelings come and go. Now I know we’re all busy … Continue reading Mindfulness—There’s More to the Practice Than Self-Indulgence