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Entries by Red Room from 04/2011

Gail Simone: Survival Tips for the Newbie Writer

| Posted 04.04.2011 | Comedy

It's an interesting fact that there are literally umpty-twelve kajillion articles in magazines like Hopeless Alcoholic Failed Poet that tell one how to deal with the life of rejection and despair that comes with trying to break in as a writer.

Kaylie Jones: My Father, James Jones, and Censorship

| Posted 04.10.2011 | Books

Proust said in Remembrance of Things Past that true artistic genius is generally about sixty years ahead of its time and almost never recognized. Well, it's been exactly sixty years since the publication of From Here to Eternity.

Sherry Jones: It's Not Islam, It's Hegemony

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Religion

Why do women wear the veil if Islam doesn't dictate it? The answer is simple. Hegemony. Patriarchal Muslim culture tells women that they should hide themselves from the eyes of men, and women buy into the notion.

Christiane Wells: What It's Like Being Bipolar

| Posted 04.15.2011 | Huffington Post

I had no idea how serious the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was at 19-years-old. To have a bottle of lithium in my hands felt scary. But it explained why I'd had such serious issues for years.

Christiane Wells: Living With the Stigma of Mental Illness

| Posted 04.23.2011 | Huffington Post

Bipolar disorder is quite misunderstood. It isn't just bipolar disorder that is stigmatized, it is all mental illnesses. We can't "get over it," or "suck it up" or "snap out of it."