The Social Significance of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”

Gender Reveal Poster. Photo by author. Writing "Just A Girl" Lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani wrote Tragic Kingdom's 1995 single "Just A Girl" to express the self-awareness of her gender's implications in society. She was living at home with her strict parents into her twenties--a situation that many struggling millennials currently understand. One … Continue reading The Social Significance of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”

Not the Entertainment: Suicide, Mental Illness, and Society

An essay about Chester Bennington, society's reaction to those of us with mental illness, and what makes suicide more likely. If there's a chance that articles on suicide trigger you in some way, I'm going to urge you to read something else. Love and light! Black Rose by Social Thoughts Before doing research for this … Continue reading Not the Entertainment: Suicide, Mental Illness, and Society

Christina Aguilera: Domestic Violence Survivor

Summary: Christina Aguilera found release from domestic violence through music. Now, she uses music to speak out against it. Christina María Aguilera was born to parents Fausto and Shelly on December 18th 1980 in Staten Island, New York. Raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania, Christina's life was surrounded by violence. Fausto abused and terrorized his family, until Shelly … Continue reading Christina Aguilera: Domestic Violence Survivor