essay, feminism, mental health, trauma

Borderline Personality Disorder: Inside My Mind

“I lost my goddamn mind…it happens all the time.” – Falling in Reverse, The drug in me is reimagined. So, borderline personality disorder. Commonly known as BPD, often confused with bipolar disorder (also commonly known as manic depression). I only know about bipolars in a superficial psychology level, but I know for sure that one […]

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essay, feminism, neurodiversity

Unlimited uncontrollable empathy

(Nederlands – English) There is an English translation below. Deze column verscheen eerder in de tweede editie van Spijker magazine. Een online gratis feministisch tijdschrift dat werkt op basis van vrijwilligers. Onbegrensde oncontroleerbare empathie Ik ben autistisch, altijd al geweest maar relatief recent gediagnosticeerd. Er zijn veel vervelende dingen die mensen zeggen als je ‘uit […]

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essay, feminism, trauma

Narcissism in Art

“Understanding both sides”: empathy or cruelty?                                 Waking up on the 25th November, Domestic Violence Awareness Day, and upon seeing all of the usual Facebook posts about people telling women “they are not alone”, that support exists, that violence is not tolerated, I sighed. Women are alone. But then I thought of it, and everyone […]

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essay, mental health, sexualities

Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health

Time to read: 10 min.Author: Maysa Mariposa. Podcast version Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health What is pansexuality? What does it mean? What are the prejudices and stigmatic beliefs about people who define themselves as pansexual? And what are the consequences of (interiorized) stigma on their mental and sexual health? Pansexuality is a little known, […]

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decolonisation, essay, gender

Where are the female professors?

Auteur: Maysa MariposaLeestijd: ca. 10 min. OPINION OF THE AUTHOR – UNDIVIDED is not responsible for author’s opinions. Nederlands onderaan. ESSAY Author: Maysa MariposaReading time: ca. 10 min. My goal this semester was to only choose electives with female or non-white professors. I felt quite done with all those white, cis-male, neurotypical professors that are […]

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essay, feminism, gender, sexualities

The problem with ‘comphet’

ESSAY Reading time: 20minAuthor: Evelien Feys This essay was written in response to this post about ‘comphet’. ‘Comphet’ is a contraction of ‘compulsory heterosexuality’. In contemporary (mostly online) discourse, it refers to the idea that heterosexuality is so self-evident and expected that lesbians can be convinced that they are actually into men. These women are […]

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