Awareness Is Much More Than Deceiving in Popular Media

With Pierce Salguero, State of Penn Awareness seems to be everywhere these days. A Google search for the term “awareness” in January 2022 resulted in almost 3 billion hits. The practice is now routinely offered in workplaces, schools, psychologists’ offices, and hospitals across the country. Much of the public’s enthusiasm for mindfulness stems from its …

Social Media Supports LGBTQ Teens When Face-to-face Communities

By Linda Charmaraman, Wellesley College today’s youth grown up on the internetand social media, especially LGBTQ youth, served as a space to develop their identities. Scholarship on the online experiences of LGBTQ youth has traditionally been cyberbullying. But understanding both the risks and benefits of online support is key to helping LGBTQ youth thrive both …