Bullying in school was horrendous. It made me not want to be on this Earth any more. I didn’t feel good enough to be here, cos everybody else was telling me I wasn’t. My first memories from, I think, maybe five years old was wanting to roll my shirt up… Continue Reading Learning how to love your body | Who are you Calling Fat? – BBC Stories

For a long time, there was me, and my body. Me was composed of stories, of cravings, of strivings, of desires of the future. Me was trying not to be an outcome of my violent past, but the separation that had already occurred between me and my body was a… Continue Reading Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

My name is Effie Koliopoulos, I live with an invisible disability and illness. I was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and autoimmune disease 15 years ago. While arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, there are still people living with this condition who show no signs… Continue Reading I Am Invisible No More: Part 1

Translator: Paola Capo Reviewer: Denise RQ Well, it’s a story of a human being it’s an act of a survivor, and it’s a vision of a leader. I was born as a refugee, to a very political Palestinian family. My mother joined PLO, she became a Fatah leader. She led… Continue Reading Painful hope | Ali Abu Awwad | TEDxJerusalem

Guns, berets and leather jackets may be the images you associate most with the Black Panther Party. But what you may not know is how the political group shifted healthcare in the U.S. To be more community-based. Our government was not gonna provide healthcare. So, we were going to provide… Continue Reading What You Don’t Know About The Black Panthers | AJ+

Translator: Sarah El_Gayyar Reviewer: Marta Palacio Today, right here, right now, I’m facing my 100th fear. (Applause) It all started when I was doing my master’s degree in Branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. And Debbie Millman, the director and founder of the program asked… Continue Reading 100 days without fear | Michelle Poler | TEDxHouston