The Damage Done

A recently popular TED talk focused on how the biggest risk to our physical well being is exposure to one thing: childhood trauma.  The speaker explains how trauma actually affects how the brain develops. As one who has experienced childhood trauma, I found this TED talk extremely depressing. It often feels like the imprint of… Continue reading The Damage Done

Finding Resolutions

As the Avenger’s franchise comes to an end, audiences all over the world have wept, laughed, and clapped. The characters in this movie series have long since stopped being nebulous ideas that are forgotten once the lights in the theater turn on. The audience cares about their heroes—evidenced by the emotions expressed by the deaths… Continue reading Finding Resolutions

Circle: Community and Disclosure

In The Circle, a movie that considers the role of privacy and community in our technology-driven culture, Emma Watson plays a character given a great opportunity to work for an enviable, cutting-edge company. It is a dream job because working at this facility includes a huge amount of benefits, from amazing grounds and facilities to… Continue reading Circle: Community and Disclosure