Choosing life and strength over suicide

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I was stone-cold sober and doubled over the gutter on Haight Street in the middle of a sunny Saturday, vomiting. The street smelled the way it always does — of piss and trash with the occasional waft of Salvadorean food. It was nauseating. My friends hovered over me, a little
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Healthcare equality for all genders

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“Are you sure you don’t need a pregnancy test?” “I swear I don’t. I’ve been on testosterone for the past year, and I’ve only been having sex with people with vaginas.” There’s bemused frustration in UC Berkeley junior Benji Delgadillo’s voice as they recount their interaction with their primary care
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Hiding and seeking without shame

Safe, Sane and Consensual

What if we expanded and improved on that small student bubble of safety to create a society without shame — a collective community, where we meet others and ourselves with acceptance rather than judgment? An idyllic world playground filled with self-aware individuals, who teach children how to love themselves, to honor their bodies, whatever shape they come in, and to honor their preferences, whatever gender or sexuality or fluid, indefinable package they appear in.
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Taking care of yourself is not a luxury

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“What are you doing to take care of yourself this week?” The five of us in the Tang Center support group stared at each other. At the olive green carpet. At the second hand ticking away in the wall clock. Four minutes until our weekly hour and a half together
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Get past the bogus health tips

Half awake, half asleep. Notebook in one hand and anything caffeinated in the other. You slug into your lecture hall and plant yourself in a squeaky chair. “OK, I can do this; I can get through the day.”
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The human side of war and refugee camps

With the education we receive here at Cal, we are becoming better equipped to help alleviate the health crises affecting those less fortunate than us, such as refugees around the world. Therefore, we must all refuse to become inured to current health conditions around the world and work together to
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Love your body, just not too much!

Not so funny, guise

All of us have those friends who seek advice on whether or not that fourth goldfish cracker should be eaten. And God forbid they end up actually eating that fourth goldfish, worth 2 1/2 calories, leading them to talk about how “fat” they are, leaving you questioning your body as
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Bay to Breakers gives us motivation to get active

As the Clog is well aware, staying in shape isn’t always on top of the priorities list as a student. It’s actually really close to the bottom. Between balancing a full load of classes, other extra-curricular commitments and trying to having at least some kind of social life, how are
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Gary Taubes explains the Nutrition Science Initiative

Health journalist Gary Taubes discusses the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), which he co-founded with Peter Attia, M.D. Taubes says some of the research on nutrition is ambiguous, and that NuSI will determine what is still an open question and help organize new experiments.