The Interconnection of Race, Class & Mental Health in New Orleans

“In the black neighborhood, you went to Charity [Hospital]. If Charity couldn’t fix it, no one could.” However, after extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Charity Hospital was shut down indefinitely.… Read More The Interconnection of Race, Class & Mental Health in New Orleans

Is the closet door still closed? An inside look on LGBTQ youth today

By Maggie Apperson What comes to mind when you think of the closet? A small, dark confined space. But what comes into mind when you think of a person in the closet? It becomes more fear-inducing, more dark, and desolate. This is where the term comes from, and for good reason. Why could something that… Read More Is the closet door still closed? An inside look on LGBTQ youth today

What Mardi Gras Is Like: An Insider’s Experience

By Zoe Moseley Throughout the years, Mardi Gras has been a time of revelry attracting both tourists and locals to the New Orleans area. The widely accessible holiday, where requirements of involvement are minimized to showing up, requires much more work when riding in a parade. The free-wheeling and rather disorderly crowds often make us… Read More What Mardi Gras Is Like: An Insider’s Experience