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The Rainbow Revolution: A History of Pride Month

Pride Month, an annual commemoration revered by the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike, stands as a testament to the remarkable progress achieved in the pursuit of equality and the unwavering determination to break free from the shackles of discrimination. From its humble origins rooted in protest, this month-long celebration has evolved into a symbol of […]

The Significance of Pride Month Flags in LGBTQ+ Activism

Pride Month is a joyous and inclusive annual celebration that occurs worldwide throughout June. It honors the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and more) community, recognizing their rich history, resilience, and remarkable accomplishments. Pride Month is an opportunity to champion equality, foster understanding, and embrace the beautiful spectrum of sexual orientations […]

The Gym-Brain Connection: Why Exercise is Essential for Your Mental Health

Prefer to watch? Join me and Sterling D. Walker (AMFT), a psychotherapist associate, personal trainer, and wellness coach. Sterling’s unique background allows him to combine his insights into mental health with best practices in physical fitness and overall wellness. The result is an extraordinary journey that heals both mind and body, touching on exercise, nutrition, […]

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that takes place in the United States to raise awareness about the bullying and harassment faced by LGBTQ+ students. On this day, participants take a vow of silence to represent the silencing effect of homophobic and transphobic bullying on LGBTQ+ individuals. The event also aims to […]

How to Build Boundaries for a Healthy Relationship

Romantic partners often struggle with an essential element: setting boundaries. Relationship boundaries can be difficult to establish and carry out. Social conditioning, not having the necessary knowledge, or worrying about the other person’s perception and response can compromise one’s boundaries. Everybody responds to boundaries differently and many don’t want to risk having their romantic partner […]

How to Make Friends as an Adult: Tips and Strategies

Did you know there’s a scientific reason why most of us struggle to make friends as adults? Many of us find it challenging to open up and connect with someone right off the bat. However, this doesn’t stop us from looking for ways to make new friends. Humans are, after all, social beings. Do you sometimes […]

Love Chemistry: The Science Behind Attraction

Love is often thought of as a mysterious phenomenon that cannot be boiled down to just one definition. The “invention” of love is often attributed to the 12th-century French poets who introduced ‘l’amour courtois‘ (courtly love) to the world. Troubadours and artists turned the idea of romance and passion into an essential theme that would […]

Creating an Inclusive Fitness Culture

Prefer to watch? Join me and Kel Haines, a bodybuilder, personal trainer, and trans man working hard to help LGBTQIA+ folks navigate the challenges of a cisgender-dominated fitness world. We discuss Kel’s journey and how he and others are creating a more inclusive space in fitness, as well as, providing guidance, resources, and encouragement for […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Dating Someone with Anxiety

Anxiety can impact a relationship in more than one way. People who experience anxiety disorders often tend to have a challenging time self-regulating, and they’re prone to other maladaptive behaviors like over-analyzing, always coming up with worst-case scenarios, constantly expecting rejection, and seeking out constant reassurance. At times, this may be tiring for an intimate […]