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Maariyah Bhari

Maariyah Bhari
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Mental Illness Is Misunderstood All Over The World

Growing up, the concept of a mental illness was always either romanticized, criticized or both. You’re given the idea that a mental illness is beautifully flawed and easily lost when handled a particular way. Take movies like Silver Linings Playbook, Wrist Cutters: A Love Story, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, The Art Of Getting By, and According To Greta. All of these books/movies have the misconception that mental illnesses are cute and funny and that there’s always going to be a

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The Art That Changes Lives – Interview With Creator Of @theartidote

The Artidote; an account that is famously reviewed on social media was created by Curator Jovanny V. Ferreyra. Being one of the most inspirational art-enthusiast pages I have come across; serves as a multifunctional platform. The ever-changing art is always a reflection of the owner and is followed by a ‘word of the wise’ quote or body of text. Apart from the very telling hashtags  (#notetoself #latenighthoughts #thingsthatakeawhiletounderstand and most famously, #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing ) his fusion


An Interview With Shyam Konnur About Living The Activist Life

Shyam Konnur, a famous figure based in India for his active contributions to the LGBTQ+; not only an activist but a role model for people going through tough changes when accepting their sexuality or sexual preferences especially considering the region of the world they are situated in, their family virtues and religious upbringings. Shyam agreed to answer a few questions in order to spread awareness about how pride and commitment can bring about the sort of


I Repeat, Rape Jokes Aren’t Funny.

You say being a feminist is an extremism towards a gender. You say, “Women already have equal rights.” And I say, while you laugh at this movement, you are laughing at 15 million girls who become child brides each year. You are laughing at millions of girls sold into sex slavery. You are laughing at the 70% of Indian women who are victims of Domestic Violence in their lifetime. You are laughing at the countless

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“To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This.” Anyone, Really?

In Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” she refers to a study by the psychologist Arthur Aron (and others) that explores the idea of increasing the level of intimacy between two people by asking the series of question. 36 to be exact. These questions are designed to create a level of emotional and personal vulnerability in order to foster closeness between two individuals.   To quote the


6 Reasons Why You Should Get Into Slam Poetry

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Slam Poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 5 randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone: they don’t even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem.” The power of free


50 Shades of Domestic Abuse (Again)

By this point, all of us have heard of E.L. James’ bestselling erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Since the latest movie instalment ‘50 Shades Darker’ comes out soon (February 7th 2017) I thought, I’d address the fundamental issues of the first movie/book I encourage as many people to share in my belief that the whole series takes BDSM 40 shades too far and has resulted in the romanticization of abuse -in both adults and children-

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The Statistical Probability of Having Only One ‘True Love’

Everyone romanticizes the concept of love and how it’ll be found, but in reality, if we’re speaking statistically, mathematic genius Peter Backus has discovered the science behind singledom – calculating that our chances of finding love are just one in 285,000. Ask yourselves the following… On my worst days, will you be there to hold me and comfort me? Can I put aside my issues to love you through yours? Will you share the silence

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Standing Up For Yourself Is An Underappreciated Art

We, being functional members of society, have an obligation to interact with other people in order to get any form of work done. It’s inevitable. We need to create a series of moments shared between one another in order for that interaction to play out. In some instances, it’s a simple exchange with standard conditions as if you were to go to the groceries and purchase milk, you have a standard price to pay and

Mental Health

Many Artists Suffered With A Mental Illness

  “I think that the genes for being an artist and mentally ill aren’t just related, they are the same gene, but try telling that to a bill collector. ” – Neil Hilborn Artists vary from a multitude of forms. There’s the generic idea of a painter, there’s a sculptor, a writer, those of the performing arts, fashion, media, graphic design and so on.. The list constantly expands everyday because art cannot be tamed. Art

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