Sian Ferguson

Sian Ferguson

I'm a freelance writer.

Areas of interest include: feminism, queer issues, social justice, witchcraft, sexual assault, mental illness, healing, digital activism, technology. Available for freelance assignments.

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Self-Diagnosing Mental Illness Isn't Perfect – But Here's Why It Can Be Necessary

Let’s talk about why you may be skeptical about self-diagnosis – and why it can useful for some folks with mental illness.

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5 Reasons Why It's Not Okay To Wish Rape On Rapists

Reason #1: “It implies that rape is sometimes deserved.” Your anger is understandable – but here’s what’s dangerous about wishing for rapists to be raped.

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Should Children (and Adults) Clean their Plates?

On the cultural beliefs that fueled my disordered eating.

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Saying You Hate Kids Isn't Edgy — It's Actually Awful

Hating a marginalized and vulnerable group of people isn't okay

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4 Myths About Self-Harm We Urgently Need to Unlearn

Myth #2: “Self-harm is done for attention.” This author learned about self-harm at a young age, and in a terrible way. Let’s do better by unlearning these myths.

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If Something Makes You Feel Better, Is It Medicine?

Are Himalayan salt lamps a hoax - or are they truly effective? And is the placebo effect a sham or an important function of medicine?

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20+ Struggles Mentally Ill People Face in Colleges and Universities

Dealing with the symptoms of mental illness can be hard enough – and these examples of ableism on campus make college even tougher for students.

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3 Reasons Why Calling Bigots 'Uneducated' Is Counter-Productive

Some bigots may be uneducated - but history makes it abundantly clear that someone’s level of education isn’t inherently linked to how open-minded or progressive they are.


The Future Of Memes Is Wholesome

Dark humor has always been prevalent in the memeopshere - but a new, popular trend is the very antithesis of self-deprecation and existential dread.

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3 Reasons Why 'Just' Seeing a Therapist Isn't That Simple

When people speak about their traumas, we’re often quick to suggest that they see a therapist. Therapy can be healing and valuable - but 'just' seeing a therapist isn't that simple.

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4 New Year's resolutions every traveler should make for 2017

Do you have any New Year's resolutions relating to travel? Here are a few you might want to consider.

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Dating Other Women Helped Me Love My Own "Imperfect" Body

Seeing the beauty in my partner helped me see the beauty in myself.

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5 New Year's Resolutions I'm Making as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

2016 has been a difficult year for so many survivors and victims of sexual assault. Here are a few love-filled resolutions that may work for you.

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It's Time for Men to Return the Favor

Men are slowly learning to talk about their feelings. But what happens when they don't return the emotional labor women do for them?

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13 Witchy New Year's Resolutions for 2017

As a witch, I’m making a number of witch-centric resolutions to welcome in 2017. Hopefully they will inspire you to grow as a witch in 2017, and to approach the year with an optimistic and hopeful mindset.