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Self and the City: Blue Velvet

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com. I believe there is…

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Self and the City: In An Upside Down World…

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com. I believe that the…

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Self and the City: Am I the Only One?

Self and the City is a column intended to increase visibility and dialogue surrounding mental health, relationships, harmful stereotypes, and the necessity for self-care and vulnerability. Self and the City will be headlined by Jessa Chargois on a bi-weekly basis. Submissions and guest columnists are welcomed to send work to hannah@chillhouse.com. I believe in working toward…

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A Thank You Letter to My Quarantine Cohabiter

Thank you for teaching me how to make taquitos.  Thank you for stealing the good kind of toilet paper from your moms house.  Thank you for comforting me when I told you there had been an outbreak in my family’s apartment building back home and I could not go to Chicago anymore.  Thank you for…

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Wellness One-oh-Ones: Matcha

Welcome to the Wellness One-oh-Ones, a digital encyclopedia for all your wellness needs. This series is geared to tackle those everyday questions you secretly ask yourself in wonderment when you hear about a new trend. Instead of pretending to know what people are talking about, come hang with us as we uncover the latest and greatest…

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A Running List of Petitions That Still Need to Hit Their Goals

As allies, it is our job to bring attention to the issues at hand right now. One way to do so is to keep signing petitions and donating to funds for people directly effected. Please see the list below, which will be added to and updated each week. Make Juneteenth a National Holiday: A holiday…

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How to Respond When People Say the Movement is Done

Some cities across the nation are entering their third week of protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but some people are still convinced the movement is slowing itself down. Seeing feeds return to normal and no longer being inundated with protest imagery on the same basis as the past few weeks can…

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Stop Whitewashing Activism: Seven Black Activists to Follow

While our focus remains heavily on the Black Lives Matter movement at hand, we wanted to take the time to highlight Black activists who are paving the way to justice in their own way. But when it comes to other social movements, it seems white faces are always are the forefront. Whether it’s climate change,…

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Microaggressions to Look Out For In Your Speech

As we work toward becoming anti-racist allies each and every day, we are always presented with new opportunities to be better allies. One primary way is to look out for microaggressions, not just in those around us, but in your own speech as well. To help arm you with ability to identify phrases like this,…

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