Have you ever heard someone call another person a “retard”? Maybe this person was developmentally disabled or perhaps just did something stupid. I’ve heard this term used as an insult many times and it makes me cringe every time it comes out of someone’s mouth.
About Tina Arnoldi
When Jordan Burnham was 18-years old, he attempted suicide by jumping out of the ninth-floor window of a building. Jordan miraculously survived, and instead of keeping his past a secret, he courageously speaks to groups about what happened through ActiveMinds.org. When I was reading about his efforts, I wondered how many people would hide their [...]
The title of Nujood Ali’s book was certainly enough to get my attention. “I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced.” As a very young child, her father told her she would be marrying a man in his 30s. And sadly, this was expected. This was normal. Marrying at a young age was something Nujood had [...]
I loved Vandana Chauhan’s Conducive Chronicle article on detoxing from Facebook and the comments that followed. Facebook absolutely has become another world and at times, removes people from reality. (Kids as young as six can have a social networking account to prepare for a Facebook future). Like Chauhan, I too have considered canceling my account [...]
Phoebe Price. A name most of us immediately associate with school bullying. Gossip, taunting, and physical threats from fellow students at South Hadley High School in Massachusetts led to Phoebe’s decision to commit suicide in January of this year. Phoebe’s story was horribly tragic and one that I have not stopped thinking about. A [...]