Author: Joelle

What a name triggers in you

What’s In A Name?

My ex’s name triggers in me different emotions and thoughts, most of which are negative and overwhelming. I’m still not strong enough to control them or stop this trigger altogether....

No excuses for sexual violence

No More Excuses For Sexual Violence

I contributed this illustration to the Socialist Forum’s ezine, Al-Manshour, on the occasion of Blogging Day against Sexual Violence on August 25, 2016. Translation: Title: An excuse is uglier than...

Comfort-Food-Crop

When You Eat Your Emotions

One of the symptoms of (or maybe a contributing factor to) my depression was losing touch with my emotions. I’m very familiar with sadness. But I struggle with other emotions,...

Broken Everywhere

Why Heartbreak Is So Painful

Why is heartbreak so painful? Melissa Hill, a neuroscience graduate from Brown University, tries to answer that question in an article called “Can Tylenol Help Heal a Broken Heart?” that...