Despite the queer community’s overrepresentation in the homeless community, the unique, overlapping challenges faced by queer homeless youth of all backgrounds, and queer Americans’ growing visibility in the public, queer homeless youth continue to be largely invisible, and their needs largely unmet.
Across the country this month, the culmination of many high school senior years will serve as a testament to what every parent wants for their child. After four years of embarking into unknown social and academic territory, their child will graduate not only with a diploma, but with memories of their experiences outside the classroom … Continue reading Organization Profile: Nashville Dolphins
“He’s artistic?” “No, he’s Autistic!” Today, if I asked a room of people if they knew what autism is, I am confident that a majority of them would say “yes.” However, if I were to ask this very question forty years ago, I am certain the answer would not be nearly as resounding. In fact, … Continue reading Organization Profile: Autism Tennessee
There is a misconception about food waste and hunger in the United States. Though nearly 12% of Americans experience food insecurity, the root of this issue is not that there is a shortage of food, but that there is an abundance of food that is not well-distributed and instead goes to landfills (“Hunger & Poverty … Continue reading Organization Profiles: Compost Nashville, Nashville Food Project, and Urban Green Lab
Across the world, access to medical equipment is a problem with implications ranging from the individual to institutional level. In under-resourced areas, doctors and nurses are unable to properly perform their jobs due to a shortage of medical supplies, with the result being an abundance of preventable and early deaths, as well as decreased health … Continue reading Organization Profile: Project C.U.R.E. (Nashville)
It seems that every day now, we receive live updates regarding the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. The global community is abuzz with discussions about sanctions, reactions to heart-wrenching photos of suffering Ukrainians, and talks of a new refugee crisis in Europe. However, refugee crises are nothing new, with recent wars in the Middle … Continue reading Organization Profile: Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)￼
As viewers and readers of media across the world watch mothers and other birthing parents experience bloody birth, clean up bodily fluids, discipline rowdy toddlers, guide their children through math homework and elementary school essays, chaperone middle schoolers to field trips, and give teens the uncomfortable sex talk, it eventually begs the question: Where are all of the fathers?
Freedom of speech is a concept whose importance needs no explanation. In the modern age of social media, networking platforms have emerged which give US citizens the opportunity to broadcast their voices in varying modalities. Whether it be text, video, images, or audio, the rapidly expanding online world constantly introduces novel platforms that require policy … Continue reading Freedom of Tweets: Elon Musk’s $43 billion “best and final” offer
In my journey as a scientist, I recently started questioning myself. How necessary is animal sacrifice in order for us to conduct research? The conflict arises because I know the benefits of using mice for research, but at the same time, I understand the ethical dilemma. What difference is there between millions of bred mice … Continue reading The Unsung Hero of Science
Isaac Martinez as featured on My 600-Lb Life I used to watch My 600-Lb Life as a kid. I don’t know why. Even 10-year-old me recognized that the show was extremely depressing. But, for whatever reason, whenever it showed up on TLC and I had nothing else to do, I stopped and watched. If you … Continue reading When Does This End? Obesity and Corporate Food Culture in America