Lessons Learned from the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing

  By Joanna Fanuko   Heightened tension and visceral emotions brought back vivid flashbacks of my personal experience with sexual assault. I am not alone in finding that the Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh hearing stirs up angels and demons inside. Regardless of party-line divisions, anyone who watched the testimonies of both Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh can find a…

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(Stitch) Fix Your Wardrobe

By Joanna Fanuko Before I gush over the greatest app ever, let me give you some context about why I love the personal stylist-in-a-box that is Stitch Fix. I get the best advice from my therapist. We dig deep into the serious stuff. She has helped me pull myself out of distressed mental states, process the tough reality of my…

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The Beauty Within Us

By Joanna Fanuko Customarily, culturally, and often by misogynists, women are seen as the fairer sex. With so many new ways to express gender, the stereotype is slowly evaporating and becoming a view of the past, though not without a fight from the masses of men who fall into that latter category. Beauty was a strictly female superlative only a…

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Opinion: What the World Needs Now

by Joanna Fanuko Let’s cut to the chase. The world needs a lot of things. Money. Power. Sex. With money, comes responsibility. With power, comes order. And finally, we should not forget that with the basic human need of sex, we also need love. That’s what the world needs more of right now. After a concert this week, I was…

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The Secrets of a Shoe-Aholic

by Joanna Fanuko Hi. I’m Joanna, and I’m a shoe-aholic. (Hi, Joanna.) This is said in jest and in the vain of a stereotypical Alcoholics Anonymous meeting introduction simply because I get addiction, mental illness, and widely understood cultural references. But seriously, I dig shoes too much. Recently, I got into a conversation with my therapist about shoes. Not just…

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