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Womxn & Mental Load

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Womxn & Mental Load

From the morning tea to dinner and cleaning up after that and ensuring that everyone's ready for the next day is THEIR responsibility.When it comes to household chores, womxn are seen as the one who are in charge and it’s her duty not only ensure the smooth functioning of household chores but also tend to everyone in the house from children to the adults. House management is one of her full time jobs irrespective of whether or not she has a full – time professional job. Even though today a growing number of people share the workload including household tasks the womxn...

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That Woman Is Crazy

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That Woman Is Crazy

In the 19th century, hysteria was considered a diagnosable physical illness among women. The symptoms ranged from seizures, mood swings, anxiety, shortness of breath, pain, bizarre movements, hallucinations and inability to speak. The word hysteria, in itself, originates from a Greek word “hystera: – which means uterus.This symptoms, ‘only seen in women’, was said to be caused by a “wandering uterus” according to the Egyptians in 1900 BC. It was said that the uterus would wander around the body, “in order to ‘look for semen’, affecting different parts. Later, other western ideologies contributed these symptoms to various reasons – all related to women,...

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At The Intersection Of Brownness, Queerness & Womanhood

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At The Intersection Of Brownness, Queerness & Womanhood

“If you also put in a little effort, you’d look beautiful too!”, was a common platitude I was used to receiving from well-wishers throughout my adolescent years. They would say this looking at my comfortably loose clothes, hair cut short and tied back in the most unassuming manner, and face devoid of any grooming or accessories. What they meant by effort was to rid my body of “any hair below my eyebrows”, style my hair in a presentable fashion, exercising my body into a “fit” shape, and wearing flattering clothes and accessories. Every time my mother contorts her face in...

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How To: Mindfulness

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How To: Mindfulness

To be engulfed completely in the moment, feeling the wind against your face and the sun as it warms your skin – that is what mindfulness is. Mindfulness is an ancient technique that originates as far back as ancient Indian literatures and is as contemporary as Yoda referring to it as he trains young Luke Skywalker. The words to describe the practice may have changed – but the intent is the same. To be focused only in the given moment. This is tougher than what it appears to be. Modern psychology has popularised aspects of mindfulness like mindful eating, mindful...

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How Do I Know if I Need to Consult a Psychologist?

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How Do I Know if I Need to Consult a Psychologist?

Ever wondered if you need a psychologist and stopped to think that maybe you don’t – because your concerns/ problems are not big enough? There are a lot of misconceptions with how and when people consult psychologists. It does not always have to be when you have very stressful mental health issues or get diagnosed with mental illness. Impact of your concerns, problems, things on your life.You can consult a psychologist when you feel that your thoughts, feelings and behaviour are impacting your life in a way that you wouldn’t necessarily want them to. If you feel like you find...

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