Author: Kathryn Black

Finding Comfort in Stranger Things

Trigger warning: mentions of PTSD and abuse Spoiler Alert: this post contains very specific details about Stranger Things series 1 and 2. – I cried watching Stranger Things. It wasn’t a Demogorgon that frightened me, nor the shadow monster that loomed over Hawkins. What stirred a buried, tensing emotion within …

Therapy: It’s Good to Talk, But It’s Up to You

TW: mental health, suicidal thoughts, counselling, therapy, abortion, sexual assault — When it comes to mental health, we’re always told to speak up. We’re implored to share our stories in the hope that it’ll make us feel better and allow others to provide us with the help we need. Of …

Punches Are Not Punchlines: Violence Against Women is Not a Joke

TW: this piece discusses violence against women, and recounts jokes made surrounding the subject Sometimes the darkest humour, the stuff that makes you wince or touches a nerve, can be the funniest. Jokes about Donald Trump remind us that while his Presidency is terrifying, it’s also so ridiculous that it’s …