Jarrah Hodge

Eulogy for the Green-Skinned Space Babe

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Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d,

Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,

Raze out the written troubles of the brain,

And with some sweet oblivious antidote

Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff

Which weighs upon the heart?

– Shakespeare (1606), Marta (2268)

We still don’t know exactly why they sent Marta to the asylum. Continue reading “Jarrah Hodge”

Gaslighting

What Is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting: manipulating someone, by psychological means, into doubting their own sanity.[1] This may involve saying something and later denying having said it, making you question your memory, making you feel that everything is your fault, and even outright lying to you (and possibly those around you). Continue reading “Gaslighting”

MADWOMEN IN THE ATTIC PRESENTS: GASLIGHT – A Free Screening

Madwomen in the Attic will be hosting a FREE screening of George Cukor’s 1944 film GASLIGHT, based on the 1938 play GAS LIGHT by Patrick Hamilton and starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Angela Lansbury. The screening, held at The Screening Room on April 3rd at 7PM, is free and open to the public, and the space is accessible. We ask for small donations from those who can make them to help cover copyright and space/screening costs. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase through The Screening Room. A brief community conversation will be held immediately following the film. A crisis services volunteer will be available for additional support.

 

On Being Well

When you’re ill, and you reach the threshold of what you consider ‘enough pain to warrant treatment,’ you can do a number of things: you can continue to live with the pain, you can try at-home remedies, you can seek out holistic forms of treatment that exist outside the medical realm, or you can go to the doctor.

Pain is a matter of perception. Continue reading “On Being Well”

Tanja Aho

Mental Health Resources (Sorted Alphabetically)

For the month of February, I offer you a selection of websites/blogs that have been extremely helpful to me to learn about the ways in which oppression & mental health come together. In order not to be too overwhelming, I have chosen five different writers/pages, but of course there are many, many more! Take them as great places to start, but by no means the only places to look. Continue reading “Tanja Aho”

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