Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.” -Coretta Scott King by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts March 8th is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to both celebrate the contributions of women and […]

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Queer-Affirming Therapy: Finding a Safe Space

Queer-Affirming Therapy: Finding a Safe Space “It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.” – Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Therapy can be an incredibly rewarding experience, so it is important to find a […]

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Integrating Faith and Your LGBTQ Identity

Integrating Faith and Your LGBTQ Identity: It Doesn’t Have to Be Either/Or “My faith is a choice. My morality is a choice. My sexual orientation however isn’t.” ― Anthony Venn-Brown by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Religion and sexuality are two identities that are often viewed as […]

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Support Your Trans Child

Hello Thrivers! This month, you’ll be hearing more from us as we are introducing a new blog! Our intern, Gavin Hannegan is an undergraduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts. He’ll be sharing some weekly blog posts that we think you might find helpful regarding queer identities (LGBTQIA+) and queer-affirming […]

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Coming Out: A Brief Guide

Hello Thrivers! This month, you’ll be hearing more from us as we are introducing a new blog! Our intern, Gavin Hannegan is an undergraduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts. He’ll be sharing some weekly blog posts we think you might find helpful regarding queer identities (LGBTQIA+) and queer-affirming […]

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Let Go

Let Go and Make Space

  A fantasy I have fostered over many years is if I just do the things better and harder and more then finally, I will be seen, heard, and cared for.   This is not my first post on this theme yet it’s still relevant. I’ve been thinking about my lifetime of hanging on, no […]

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New Year, More Me

For better or worse, the holidays are over. We are now inundated with messages about change and self-improvement, often with an emphasis on diet and exercise. There is so much pressure to be different. You know, new year, new me. I find myself struggling to push back against the narrative that I must change something […]

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Confessions of a Recovering Know It All

  I have recently reached a new level of understanding of the value of acknowledging that I don’t know the answer for something. Growing up I was often asked to function above my level of ability or development. There was little room for not knowing. Not knowing was dangerous and unacceptable on some level. So, […]

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Pansexual Pride

Today is Pansexual pride day. I just happened to notice it on social media, it warmed my pandemic heart. Happy Pan Pride!!! It took me a long time to embrace my sexuality and find a term that fit for me and my internal experience of my sexuality. I was 30 when I first heard the […]

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