7 Rules for Surviving COVID-Land

7 Rules for Surviving COVID-Land Reposted from SHIELD MAIDEN INSTITUTE ™ with Permission I’m not going to mince worlds.  Lately it has felt like we are living through the apocalypse and it is exhausting.  I scarcely have time to recover from the latest bad news when more bad news comes sneaking up.  For example, this year I have lost both real and imagined family to COVID related and non-COVID related deaths.  COVID-19 claimed an aunt, my surrogate mom, and a beloved friend.  Cancer claimed one of our oldest friends.  Those losses were compounded by the loss of my imagined family.  You know Read More

Latina Lucidity

Latina Lucidity By Dr. Ana Marrero, Assistant Director/The Intersection Pandemic Pause I consider myself to be a fairly stable person, level-headed, and rationale.  I’ve survived a lot of traumatic events in my lifetime though through it all, I always felt like there was a reason for the chaos I was experiencing:  a lesson in the pain, a drive to endure, a challenge to not get too comfortable.  All of these events taught me resiliency, coping skills and emotional intelligence.  So imagine my surprise when I found myself in the midst of a deep depression in the middle of a global Read More

You Won’t Like Me When I’m Angry

YOU WON’T LIKE ME WHEN I’M ANGRY Reposted from SHIELD MAIDEN INSTITUTE ™ with Permission You wouldn’t know it to look at us, but my family and I are huge comic book fans.  We love all things comics including movies, graphic novels, ComicCon, etc.  We haven’t actually been to a ComicCon Convention, but we have a library of comic books and animated films.  Plus, I have been known to dress up like Harley for a Halloween or two (okay maybe more than two).   Our family’s formal introduction to comics began when I married my husband.  I had always been a casual comic reader, Read More

#IAmNotOkay #WeStandWithYou

This video, produced by the UNLV Intersecting Connection Team, was a collaborative effort to allow members of the UNLV faculty and staff to express their feelings in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and too many other African Americans.

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