Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. On September 13, 1848, a freak accident caused an explosion that drove an iron rod straight into the skull of a worker named Phineas Gage. A metal rod almost as tall as he was… Continue Reading Where Does Your Mind Reside?: Crash Course Philosophy #22

My name’s Crystal Rubeller. I have a tattoo of a Gloriosa lily, a plant that’s been naturalised in Australia, but is native to India. And it’s in a stone inlaid vase, which is also an Indian element. The Gloriosa lily is treated quite differently in both countries. In Australia, it’s… Continue Reading Documenting the body: Crystal

Body image problems can feature in a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and social phobias. In the case of body dysmorphic disorder, people can have a very distorted perception of their body and their appearance. Mirrors and windows are my enemy on the days when I’m having… Continue Reading Can body image problems affect our mental health? | BBC Tomorrow’s World

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta As fashion designers, our decisions have the power to change our culture. We choose who is cast in our runway shows and campaigns, and ultimately, who is celebrated and considered beautiful, and who is not. Having this platform is a responsibility. One that can… Continue Reading Fashion that celebrates all body types — boldly and unapologetically | Becca McCharen-Tran

My name is Vanessa. I have a tattoo of a peony in a vase in the middle of my back. So the reason why I got this tattoo at this point in my life. I just wanted to really emphasise on my Asian heritage. Growing up with my grandparents and… Continue Reading Documenting the body: Vanessa

Twenty-eight years ago, I was a broken man. And you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that if you met me. I had a good job at a well-respected academic institution. I dressed well, of course. But my insides were rotting away. You see, I grew up in a family… Continue Reading Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

are we rolling right now [yeah] so a lot of people writing in have been asking about pain its kind of what do I do with it how do I handle it when it’s emotional pain it gets in our spirits and it just seems to kind of weigh on… Continue Reading What Do I Do With My Pain? (Ask A Pastor)

Well, my birth defect affects me every day. When people see me they’re like, “Wow, that’s the half woman!” Or, “She has no legs!” Hi, buddy. Hi. Hello, Luke. I’m very fun and outgoing. I, um, don’t let anything stop me from doing what I want. I go for my… Continue Reading My Life With Half A Body: Living Differently