Console consolation: Gaming as self-care

Pressing Restart

Apart from taking positive steps for self-care like going to see a psychiatrist at Tang, I needed to get away, yet stay in the present. I needed a break. Naturally, I turned to playing a video game.
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#YesAllWomen, fear, and sexual assault

The #YesAllWomen feed is a refuge where we can express our fear of misogyny. We all carry tragic stories that weigh us down, because our culture tells us again and again to stay silent, to carry pepper spray and dress “modestly,” and to forget our pasts and move on. When you critique the #YesAllWomen hashtag, our refuge from suffocating silence, we hear another voice threatening to silence us and deny us our fear and our grief.
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