Diversity in Outcasts: Ending Racism in the Gothic Subculture

I wrote an article on the Gothic subculture called "Goths Are Artists" to educate those unfamiliar with it. It's my attempt to help end some of the discrimination and misunderstanding surrounding the community. With this article, I would like to focus on an issue within the community that I was personally surprised to learn about, … Continue reading Diversity in Outcasts: Ending Racism in the Gothic Subculture

Accepting Bisexuality: Discrimination Within the LGBT Community

Bisexuals have a unique struggle. They aren't fully accepted in the straight world or the gay world. Bisexual Pride Flag on canvas. By Author. Bisexuals are marginalized in the LGBT+ community. Heterosexuals don't think they're straight enough and homosexuals don't think they're gay enough; even though, they can relate to both sides. Luckily, some people are trying … Continue reading Accepting Bisexuality: Discrimination Within the LGBT Community

From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

An article on my spiritual journey from Christianity to paganism, and the knowledge I gained. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in ancient Egypt. Beginning in elementary school, I loved hearing about tribes and earth-based gods during history classes. Sometime, in middle school, I became especially interested in witchcraft and Wicca … Continue reading From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

Who and what is "the devil?" Is it the fallen angel, Lucifer? Is it Satan? Is it the focus of the practice of Satanism? Are these things even related? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/William_Blake_%281757-1827%29_-_Satan_Calling_Up_His_Legions_%28from_John_Milton%27s_%27Paradise_Lost%27%29_-_486264_-_National_Trust.jpg William Blake, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Lucifer was considered God's favorite angel, until he demanded more. Before you think this is still sinful behavior, … Continue reading The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

Women have been controlled socially and medically to maintain the power of authorities. Thankfully, some women have successfully taken that power back. In the 19th century, female hysteria was diagnosed frequently; especially, in housewives. Doctors believed that it was caused by an overactive uterus that floats around the body. Symptoms focused around a general lack of satisfaction … Continue reading Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

Anxiety and Anger: Meltdowns vs. Tantrums

A meltdown and a tantrum appear similar, but they are two separate things. Using them interchangeably is damaging to the person having a meltdown. Here is an article on why. "Tantrum: A tantrum, temper tantrum, meltdown or hissy fit is an emotional outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically … Continue reading Anxiety and Anger: Meltdowns vs. Tantrums

What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer

What happens when you don't identify as strictly masculine or feminine? How do you label yourself, when neither "man" nor "woman" feels comfortable? It could mean that you're nonbinary or genderqueer. To understand what these related terms mean, one needs to understand why some LGBT have decided to self-identify as "queer" in the first place. … Continue reading What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer