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The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

The Weight of Shame and How it Moves Us

Defining Shame A possibly shameful confession: I chose to write a blog post about shame because I wanted to understand it and have an excuse to explore it fully. Like a distant lover, I know it well but don’t feel like I understand it at all. Yet when I searched for...

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

When Hard Feelings Sweep You Out to Sea

By Ana Lee Case I knew someone who said she had big feelings. She said they would wash over her like a wave and she’d feel like she was being swept out to sea. I could relate. I’ve had big feelings too, and I know what it’s like to be dragged away from the shore. When...

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

Freeze: The Forgotten Stress Response

By Anole Halper Survivors of sexual violence sometimes blame themselves because in the moment of violence, they did something they don’t understand: rather than run away or fight back, they stayed still; they did nothing.  Image description: Image is a blue pie...

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

Supporting People Experiencing Hard Times

by Loree Cook-Daniels Nineteen years later, I still wince at the memories of people who failed to show up for me after my life-partner’s death: the person who said, “just tell me how I can help and I will,” then told me how * I * could get blown-up copies of pictures...

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Trans people have a right to healthcare.

This right comes from article 25 of the #UniversalDeclarationofHumanRights, which we’re celebrating for #HumanRightsMonth.

There are only 2 two more weeks to exercise this right by enrolling in a health care plan at healthcare.gov! Learn more about plans that cover trans healthcare with @Out2Enroll at out2enroll.org.

[Image: on a background of a pattern with symbols of healthcare such as a pill and an ambulance, text says “trans people have a right to healthcare.”]
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Trans people have a right to healthcare. 

This right comes from article 25 of the #UniversalDeclarationofHumanRights, which we’re celebrating for #HumanRightsMonth. 

There are only 2 two more weeks to exercise this right by enrolling in a health care plan at healthcare.gov!  Learn more about plans that cover trans healthcare with @Out2Enroll at out2enroll.org.

[Image: on a background of a pattern with symbols of healthcare such as a pill and an ambulance, text says “trans people have a right to healthcare.”]
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