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Robust's Blog – March 2017 Archive (5)

Mental health: setting boundaries in a relationship is a matter of survival

Identifying and setting personal boundaries, in any type of relationship, is a healthy and necessary measure of self-care. Boundaries that set your limitations or mark your standards for treatment and communication with others. In my experience, many of us don’t know how to set boundaries until these boundaries have been crossed. Survivors of abuse, like myself, can thrive in healthy future relationships by being in touch with the behaviors and red flags that are…

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Added by Robust on March 30, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

This Black woman's groundbreaking research could change the way we treat cancer

Physicist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is breaking new ground in cancer research and treatment. Green was awarded a $1.1 million grant to work on new technology that that targets, images and treats cancer more directly. The technology works by using the FDA-approved drug that contains nanoparticles that are injected into a cancer patient, causing the tumor to fluoresce. This allows lasers to activate the nanoparticles and treat the cancerous turmor without causing harm to…

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Added by Robust on March 13, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

How depression led me to starting my own business to help others still battling

If you would've asked me three years ago would I ever start my own business, I would have laughed in utter disbelief. Three years ago I barely felt like living. I was so depressed and suicidal. I was embarrassed about my illness, and I didn't wish to seek help, but after a while you get tired of being down and out. I grew very tired of depression beating me down, so I decided to get help for myself. I've been in recovery since 2015.



In that time I became a mental…
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Added by Robust on March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Suicide and the justice system: A letter to the memory of Kalief Browder

Dear Kalief,



You were a beautiful young black man gone too soon, I still cry for you. I ball my fist up in anger when I think of what they did to you. You were just a kid when your nightmare started. A sixteen-year-old black male, falsely accused of a crime you never committed. You were lied on, push to the side, beaten by inmates and cops, and mentally broken down to the core.



They beat the life out of you. They mentally drained you, until you felt no…

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Added by Robust on March 2, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Check out queer painter Pauline N'Gouala's series on LGBTQI icons

Pauline N'Gouala is a Paris-based queer artist and oil painter who encapsulates the rich culture and heritage of the LGBTQI community. Like many of us black kids, who as also queer, we grew up seeing even fewer representations of ourselves than straight and cis POC. This portrait series, ‘A Queer Vision’ aims to highlight queer excellence to show young folks the beautiful community they’re apart of. “I hope my portraits will talk to the youth and to any persons who…

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Added by Robust on March 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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