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Mental Health: Social and Systemic, Not Just Individual

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. What better week to write my first blog post on the topic. I created Affirm By Design as a lifestyle space through which I can share my personal journey with topics like mental health. Simultaneously, as someone who works in public health and who has long been committed to health, wellness, and wholeness within the LGBTQIA+ community, I also want to speak about mental health as a larger public health topic.

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A Post for Celebrate Bisexuality Day

September 23, 2020 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. I wrote the piece below for National Coming Out Day in 2018. A lot has changed in my life in the past two years, but I am proud of this piece of writing and think it still encapsulates how I feel about my bisexuality.

Navigating The Workplace as an LGBTQIA+ Professional

The Supreme Court recently ruled that that “the existing federal ban on workplace discrimination “because of sex” includes discrimination because of a person’s sexual orientation or transgender status.” (a) You can read more about the decision at LambdaLegal.org. Although this is a huge win, LGBTQIA+ folks still face challenges when it comes to navigating their careers. … Continue reading Navigating The Workplace as an LGBTQIA+ Professional


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