According to a study, 42.5% of Americans over the age of 20 are considered obese. That is almost half of the population, over the age of 20. A staggering number that accounts for health and mental health issues. Of that number, many report feeling like they are being held captive by their thoughts, weight, and [...]
“I knew I was different,” he said. “I was also aware of the fact I should conceal it, that it was an affliction.”
You can make a change, no matter how difficult and insurmountable it may seem at the time. I am proof of that.
You are going to make mistakes and guess what, its perfectly okay to make them.
I am telling you this story to share my journey and also try to shed light on a disease that many people only see in one aspect.
No LGBTQ person should have to fear being denied access to needed healthcare because of who they are. Just as it is important that we have access to see our spouses in the hospital. Healthcare is important for our quality of life, as much as it is for our survival. The Hippocratic Oath says that doctors are supposed to treat the sick to the best of their abilities. LGBTQ people deserve the same access to healthcare as our heterosexual counterparts. No one should have to feel shame or fear when they need to see a doctor. Because of this fear, many of the contributing factors to our well-being have not been fully documented. This can cause misleading statistics about how environmental and psychosocial stressors affect our well-being. We need more information on how LGBTQ health disparities affect our overall health and well-being. We need healthcare providers that will treat us as people and not our sexual orientation or gender identity.
Trying to live healthier can be tough. Cutting out foods, maintaining a diet, and ever going to the gym is a big change that is hard for most people. Most people fail within the first few months of trying to make a change. What if I told you I could show you three recipes to [...]
How has social media affected LGBTQ people? By now, we should all be familiar with how social media works and how AI presents us with information/content it thinks we want to see. Usually based on our search history. But have we thought about all the ways that it can impact us? The Upside We are [...]
I sit here writing in January of 2021 and some part of me is still surprised that the nature vs nuture debate for LGBTQ people still exists. If you are familiar, it basically states that being LGBTQ comes down to being born that way or a product of how/where you are brought up. This isn’t [...]
Dating someone who is super into Christmas is hard when you, yourself, are not. In fact, many people roll their eyes at you when you tell them that you just aren't that into the holiday. I have been called the Grinch or Scrooge so many times that it only further separates my feelings for it. [...]