Tag: Social Media

Kuwait’s Women Launch “I Will Not Be Silent” Campaign

By Jessie Tu Kuwaiti fashion blogger and influencer Ascia Al Faraj has sparked a #MeToo-esque social media campaign, calling out the damaging conservatism of her country’s attitudes towards women, and encouraging them to speak out against sexual harassment.  The account on Instagram, called “Lan Asket” – Arabic for “I will not be silent”, has so far featured several testimonies from women…

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Superbloom: A New Online Community for Women With Chronic Illness

By Je Banach The stories we tell play a major role in determining our health and wellness, as individuals and as a collective. Public narratives around chronic illness shape our healthcare system and determine everything from funding for research programs and availability of treatments to protections for the disabled and the day-to-day experiences of those who are ill. Erin Berman, a former…

How Emma Chamberlain Uses Coffee In Her Mental Health Routine

Emma Chamberlain is the quintessential cool girl and, honestly, somewhat of a paradox. With more than 9.5 million YouTube subscribers; 10.5 million Instagram followers; her own podcast, merchandise, and coffee company, Chamberlain has every reason to exude an ego. But nope, the wildly successful 19-year-old has managed to stay humble and approachable. It makes sense. Unlike many curated influencers, Chamberlain is unfiltered and…