Loving A Significant Other With Depression

“Would anyone truly understand what it is like to watch your spouse be in such pain? To see them fighting to get back to themselves and fail when that day is just too painful? Would they understand that when he hurts I hurt, but I am afraid to say it, as not to worry him?” Continue reading Loving A Significant Other With Depression

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A message to the African-American community on stereotypes about Brazilian women

Originally posted on Black Women of Brazil:
Mulatas welcoming a tourist (left) African-American men at a strip club (right) Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a collaborative essay by Mark Wells, a frequent traveler to Brazil who has written on the topic of blacks and racism in Brazil in a comparative analysis from the… Continue reading A message to the African-American community on stereotypes about Brazilian women

Opening the Waves for Everyone: Surfing, Race, and Political Awareness

Originally posted on Tropics of Meta:
  In recent months the sight of NFL, NBA, and NCAA athletes donning t-shirts protesting the deaths of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Staten Island’s Eric Garner and other black Americans by law enforcement officers has become commonplace, as have critical reactions to such symbolic acts. The St. Louis Police Department… Continue reading Opening the Waves for Everyone: Surfing, Race, and Political Awareness