Owning My Story

Content Warning: Sexual assault, domestic violence, self-harm, suicidality On the eve of the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, my parents immigrated from Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco, to Azusa, California, to raise a family. Like many children at the time, I was born into a crib of crack cocaine, as my
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Campus program serving students with disabilities faces allegations of federal fraud

Sarah Funes and Lisa Albertson, co-chairs of activist group Berkeley Disabled Students, alleged that the campus has been counting students who never applied as participants in the TRiO at Disabled Students’ Program, or TRiO, to meet federal guidelines, misreporting the number of students being serviced. Albertson alleged she was involuntarily a part of the program from 2009-14.
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A creative act of destruction

Individuals who consider themselves artists or have some connection to the arts often participate in a form of emotional release that begins at the root of the stigma against mental illness.
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