Positive Activism

Category: Health


Summer 2016 Activist Spotlight – Emily Giles

This summer’s activist in focus is Emily Giles an art therapist focused on using the creative process to help strengthen individuals and communities.

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Activist Watch List: The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self is a British documentary written, produced, and narrated by Adam Curtis, originally airing in 2002 on BBC 4. The series identifies the multitude of ways in which powerful interests, both public and private, have used psychoanalysis to control populations

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The World We Want: From MDGs to Sustainable Development

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 provides us with both a reason to cheer and motivation to continue bettering our world. But there is more to be done!

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The Marijuana War Part II

James Bittner discusses the philosophical arguments buried beneath the surface of drug use and regulation in Part II of his series.

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Opportunities for All, Regardless of Ability

Funding for companies that employ people with disabilities is being threatened across the nation. One woman tells a personal story and asks for your assistance.

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5 Tips to Avoiding “Compassion Fatigue”

Fighting for a cause that we are passionate about and being deeply embedded in the activist lifestyle while amazing and rewarding can also be exhausting. Don’t let compassion fatigue get to you!

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Reflecting on Rape Culture now that Sexual Assault Awareness Month Has Ended

Every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted, which equates to a staggering 237,868 new victims of sexual assault every year. Still think Rape Culture isn’t real?

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The Marijuana War – Part I

What are the moral or ethical implications behind drug use and should those implications lead to regulated (or banned) consumption for people?

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Always Aim to Be the Best You Can Be

Within our life span we always have choices and those choices can either positively or negatively shape the individual, affect others, AND even the world! The message: We should ALWAYS aim to be the best we can be; it is that simple.

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Capitalizing on Breast Cancer: Who is Profiting From Breast Cancer Awareness?

Sarah Ashley – Buffalo NY For a brief history of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month click here. Lot$ and lot$ of Pink This month there is pink everywhere.  Pink office supplies, pink ribbons on shampoo, pink apparel, pink cellphone covers……

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