I can’t get over the courage, heart, and talent from this human

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I didn’t really know who Lil Nas X was. I had heard the “Old Town Road” Remix that he had done but I didn’t really pay attention to the artist. Then when his song “Montero” came out I couldn’t stop listening to it. When I looked up the artist on Google Images, I saw him in a pink leather harness, and thus began my deep dive into Lil Nas X’s music, his comments, and his life! The things this human is doing is incredible. He sings about sex, racism, his queer identity, and then on top of that uses his…

A bitter victims deep dive into a very old theology

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In high school, I whispered:“I think I am pregnant!” to my Mormon friend in 7th period. Even though I hadn’t had penetrative sex. I had wrapped my swimsuited body around a boy in the water and we kissed for a while. My period was late so I assumed I must be pregnant. This story made it all the way around my friend group by the end of lunch. My Mormon friend group. …

The story and our later resources for my friend’s abuse

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When I Met Rachel

I met my Rachel, my best friend, during the first week in college. I was at a cheesy “Welcome to College!” night put on by the University. You know, the ones with the too-bright lighting and chaperones. Many of my newfound acquaintances decided to leave me that night. I decided to go back to my dorm, but I really wanted to go back to dance at the gym, and maybe meet some new people. As I headed back to my dorm I looked into the room that was two doors down from me.

There sat a brunette eating a deli…

Unpacking Tim Denning’s Recent Mental Health Article

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It feels like an easy shot for a measly writer like me can talk a big game about a big player. I want it to be very clear that this isn’t a “Cancel Culture” tirade I am embarking on. I have nothing against Tim Denning or the majority of his work. In fact, in a self-reflective state, I acknowledge I harbor jealousy and admiration for Tim Denning. I want to be as popular as he is on the platform. I want to have his Medium earnings, and his following numbers. I have never strived to be him, simply because I…

What I Hope We Take Away From This Last Year

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There’s a lot I took away from this past year during the pandemic. Like the fact I can eat almost an entire box of Oreos in one day. Or the fact that as an introvert I didn’t miss people, but I did miss traveling. I also realized how my anxiety manifested and times I lost some humanity when it felt like my life was threatened(sorry for all my panic in the grocery store last March!). There was a lot of uncertainty and I had to push through how uncomfortable it was to live with that anxiety. I made it through…

Yes, you can not only laugh on TikTok’s Platform but learn too


I realized something the other night- I enjoy externalizing disorders. I like labeling them and seeing them as things I work alongside or fight against. For me, it was much more damaging to feel that I was lazy, stupid, and alone. When I had my ADHD diagnosis, I could label my challenges externalize them as aspects of my brain that didn’t have to be comments on my personality or character.

I also found a community that united me with others who had the same challenges with my ADHD diagnosis. One of those communities has been TikTok. Many TikTokers on ADHD…

Things I learned being the friend


I was young. I had just turned 21 years old and I had procrastinate my living situation for my senior year of college. I wanted to live in a house off campus and have the experience of living with friends. When my best friends suggested we live with our college guy friend, I agreed. Then she asked if her boyfriend could move in too. I had met him a few times, I didn’t love him but he seemed polite enough. I also thought it would be fun to have a house with two guys and two girls. So I agreed…

A graduate student’s guide to getting things done when your mind likes to wander

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This article is not medical advice; it’s just what works for me. Please consult a doctor or mental health professional to find a treatment plan that works well for you.

I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 15. It was a diagnosis that may have saved my life. It at least saved me from years of self-loathing and confusion about myself and my choices. It’s more than ten years since I have received my diagnosis and I am pursuing a degree to do counseling myself. My dream is to work with others with ADHD. …

The positive I am taking out of this experience

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Of course the pandemic sucked. We had more than half a million deaths, inequities in our country meant more poor people and BIPOC suffered from the virus, and politicalization of the virus meant people refusing to wear a mask, or receive a vaccine. So, all that aside… I wanted to take a moment to just breathe into the positives. Every horrible thing has a silver lining. I wanted to write down some of those universal things. The pandemic was great for me because no one that I knew got seriously sick, and while my OCD reached debilitating levels at points…

How to help others become BLM advocates with what does and does not work

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I want to start this article by saying that I think Lama Rod Owens beautifully contradicts the article I am about to write in this podcast interview. If you haven’t heard about her work, I highly recommend a listen! I further would like to recommend Ijeoma Oluo’s book or NPR interview on this topic as well. Now that I have that all that out of the way, I would like to dive into what my article and argument is about today: I recently read something by James Clear, called “Why Facts Don’t Change People’s Minds.” He is the author of…

Sadie Lee

Aspiring Social Worker(Masters 2022!), I write about mental health, racism, sexism, life, and the bones I have to pick with the Mormon Church…

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