STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Los Angeles is in a rental crisis. Los Angeles is in a homebuying crisis. There isn’t enough housing. There definitely isn’t enough housing that’s affordable for the average wage…
This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.
TALK TO YOUR COUNSELOR AND BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR PROGRESS
Most of the people who were just sorta dicking around at my CC were the ones who never met with their counselors. Though counselors can def be bad at their jobs, and even pretty useless, touching base with them at the start of every semester is a good way to just make sure you’re on track. Make sure you write down the requirements for your AA and/or transferring and keep up with it yourself. A counselor is a good resource, but ultimately you are the only person responsible for education in college. Keep a document tracking your progress and ensure every class you enroll in will take you one step closer to your goals. Everyone goes through CC at their own pace, but don’t be the one who’s floating around without a paddle and taking Table Tennis 100 for the third time. (I took Table Tennis 100 only once, tyvm.)
As a fellow transfer student I gotta say this is some advice I totally could have used during community college. Don’t be afraid of challenging yourselves, friends!
(Self-care is not Selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel)
The most important thing I try and emphasize when it comes to self-care and relationships, poly, mono, open etc, is that:
You are in fact, your own primary partner.
Take care of yourself, be your own gardener.
Make yourself your utmost priority.
Be compassionate for yourself and empathize with everyone else. Everything else comes second.