School life always comes with a host of cherished memories and bitter-sweet nostalgia. Today I would like to look back and share one of those moments. I didn’t know at the time that this particular theme would play out for years afterward. I faced an occasion when I was excited to perform on stage inContinue reading “Body neutrality: accepting and appreciating our reality”
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Suicide, Self-harm, Depression, Anxiety My first attempt at taking my life happened when I was 13; I took 26 sleeping pills, two for each year I had existed uselessly. Now, which part of the above sentence strikes you the most, dear reader? The fact that it was a suicide attempt, orContinue reading “The Survivor’s Guide to Life”
What is the most resilient thing in the world? An idea whose time has come They say that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. LonePack’s started with something much more abstract – a deep, almost desperate need to bring about change. Oh no, we’re not talking about enacting change onContinue reading “LonePack: The Journey So Far”
While the life experience of an LGBTQ+ person is often compressed into the, ‘coming out’ or ‘transition’ event, shedding light on other day-to-day issues faced by this community might help provide a different perspective, a better understanding and hence, hopefully, greater awareness.
LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra
Throughout our journey in Season 2, we’ve introduced ourselves to and explored various alternative means of therapy that can aid our mental health and help us express ourselves better. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we’re talking to Avantika Malhautra, a psychologist and registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She’sContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra”
A look into their struggles to be seen, heard and accepted This June, as we navigate through talking about issues and how far we have come as a part of and as allies to the LGBTQ+ community, it is also important to talk about the groups within the community that still struggle to be seenContinue reading “The Invisible Spectrums – Asexuality & Aromanticism”
Come June, we have Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, to celebrate non-binary sexuality, and to demand systemic change for the LGBTQ+ community in society. It is also the time when several companies come up with a range of Pride-themed products and marketing campaigns aiming to display inclusion and cater to the LGBTQ+ community.Continue reading “Navigating token representation and diversity”
LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Animal-Assisted Therapy ft. Dr. Taylor Griffin
Someone once said that “The best therapist has fur and four legs”. Let’s find out how true that is as we explore Animal-Assisted Therapy in this episode. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we’re talking to Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin, the National Director of Animal-Assisted Interventions Advancement atContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Animal-Assisted Therapy ft. Dr. Taylor Griffin”
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