Whether you have heard of “eco-anxiety” or not, chances are you have experienced it at one point or another. Although many are still denying that climate change exists, the media is bombarding us with the latest climate atrocities from the burning of the Amazon rainforest to the growing plastic crisis. This information takes a toll on people’s mental health. This entry focuses on explaining the background, meaning, and ramifications of eco-anxiety.
I was seventeen-years-old, the first time someone called me a feminist. The tone of voice and body language hinted towards a negative connotation of the word. One of my relatives asked why I had not had my first boyfriend yet and before I could answer he said “You are a feminist so you hate men”. […]
In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress. With 28 years-old AOC defeated longtime Democratic incumbent Joseph Crowley, 56, with more than 57 percent of the vote, with almost all precincts reporting. Ocasio-Cortez was running for the first time with a strong presence in social media. The champion of the working class was not the usual political candidate. After an unexpected win in the Democratic primary, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won her race in the November election for New York’s 14th Congressional District with 78 percent of the vote. […]