White privilege is being so fucking entitled that you think you’re doing p.o.c. a favor when you gentrify our neighborhoods and claim to “spread word of our culture by bringing more white people to the neighborhood.” Fuck off, my culture isn’t for you.
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“What Schizophrenia Sounds Like”
For the last couple of weeks I have been looking up information about the mental illness, schizophrenia for a research project for my psychology class. During my research I found an interesting project that some scientists had put together called, “What Schizophrenia Sounds Like.” After interviewing many people with this illness the scientists compiled a short clip of what a schizophrenic might hear during an episode, or just day to day.
use earphones. this is mind-blowing.
honestly one of the most terrifying things I have ever listened to
Wow, this is insane. I almost cried a little bit. I looked it up and a lot of articles are talking about it so I think it’s legit but even if it isn’t this is such an unsettling thing to constantly hear. Bless schizophrenics, I could even imagine keep hearing this all day long.
It’s funny that people often associate OCD with being tidy. I was never a neat person until I recovered from OCD. Being messy was one of my compulsions.
Anxiety disorders are all about trying to cope with, check on, or control uncertainty. But sometimes the ways we try to do those are complex and have a lot to do with the meanings and judgments we’ve learned to attach to things.
For instance, being messy helped me control my social anxieties. It was a great excuse—I don’t have anyone to invite over so why bother cleaning? And it was a great barrier—I can’t invite anybody over because my house is embarrassingly messy. I was always trying to control where, when, and how any social interaction happened. Making things messy was just another way I tried to create barriers in my life.
I also just didn’t have time for cleaning. Compulsions took up so much time in my life and seemed so necessary that cleaning just wasn’t at all a concern. I had a world to try to control!
One of the awesome bonuses of recovery is that I have so much more time. And one of the things I can now do in that time is clean. So I’m much neater now that I don’t have OCD than I was when I did.
When you’re examining what you or others do, look at context and motivation. When we react to anxiety in an attempt to cope with, check on, or control uncertainty, regardless of the superficial elements of that reaction, the end result will always be short-term relief at the long-term expense of our health.
Female boda boda cyclist rides route where few women dare: Determined. Ms Matilda Igama, a mother of seven, has been a boda boda cyclist in Adjumani for two years.
It is unusual to spot a female boda boda rider in Madi Sub-region, which covers the two districts of Moyo and Adjumani. Passengers first hesitate and some stare in disbelief when Ms Matilda Igama calls out to them to sit on her motorbike.
Ms Igama has made history by taking a bold decision to take on the business of riding a motorcycle for commercial gain, making her the “first ever female boda-boda rider” in the sub-region.
She clocked two years in the business last month and is vowing to continue doing the same. She was previously dealing in retail business in Adjumani Town but decided to cross over to transporting passengers at a fee. (Full story at Daily Monitor)
"We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are."