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An open letter on SDHB 1076

Unsurprisingly, House legislators are starting right out of the session gates in 2021 with bill 1076. Essentially, this bill says the gender marker on a person's birth certificate must match their sex assigned at birth. Read the full bill at https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/212531.pdf

Letter to SD House State Affairs Committee on Transphobic Legislation

The following is a letter sent to the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee regarding HB 1217 and 1247 in the 2021 Legislative Session. The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee on Monday, February 22nd.

Rituals: Not just for the occult anymore!

In the plethora of mental health advice available free of charge on the internet, routine based self-care appears frequently. Among these sources, a few research based articles caught my attention. Coupled with my personal experience in therapy, I thought this was an important topic to address.

Starting Successful Therapy

As much as I think therapy is super helpful and a good space for me, it's totally valid that therapy does not work for everyone.

Self Care: Adult Version

“Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too.”L.R. Knost Self Care: Overindulgent or Over-dramatized? Let's start with the basics. Self care is taking action to improve or maintain your health, mentally or physically. Recently, it has become an online joke especially among students. For example: More often than not self care … Continue reading Self Care: Adult Version

Puberty/Glow UP

NSFW language included in this post. More than usual. In an effort to find the most derpy photo of myself for the puberty/glow up challenge I realized there was something I needed to say. My growing up years, like most everyone else's, were at turns fun, infuriating, joyful, difficult and overall awkward as hell. I … Continue reading Puberty/Glow UP

Art vs Artist

I've been having some serious introspective sessions lately with my life choices, career path and general choices I've made since graduation. Consequently, I've found myself thinking more deeply about what kind of art I consume--specifically what kind of movies and television shows I watch. I find myself in a conundrum: Many of the franchises/style of … Continue reading Art vs Artist