The Shadow

Carl Jung formulated the concept of “the shadow,” which is a place where individuals store feelings about themselves that they don’t like and would rather not deal with.  These feelings can include hatred, sadness, anger, envy, jealousy, and internalized messages and phobias that come from others. These messages that we receive from the outside world tell us that we’re not …

Internalized Phobia

As members of the LGBT community deal with the effects of homophobia, lesbian phobia, biphobia, and transphobia, these concepts continue to be internalized into the psyche and stir up problems with self-perception, self esteem, and self love. When individuals internalize negative beliefs and stereotypes, they end up assimilating negative views about themselves into their psyche, including their mentality and their …

Lesbian Phobia

Lesbian phobia, coined by Dr. Lauren Costine, is a relatively new idea and not commonly used. However, it could not be more relevant to our society; simply acknowledging homophobia does not encompass everything that lesbians have to deal with, both externally and internally. Referring to society as homophobic implies that there is a fear or hatred of LGBT individuals or …

Phobias

As members of the LGBT community, gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual individuals deal with many societal issues on a daily basis. A large part of their lives includes learning to handle phobia and disapproval from internal sources such as friends, family, and peers, and even from external sources such as the government and media. Phobia, which is defined in the …

Welcome!

Welcome to my new website and blog! I am so excited you could join me. I am looking forward to connecting with you many of you out there via my first ever blog. It is my intention to write about many different kinds of topics that are near and dear to my hear such as women’s empowerment, how to deal …