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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pastemagazine.com

How Hypnotherapy Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

Hypnotherapy is a valid mental health treatment. Here's how it's used to help people with PTSD.

headspace.com

What's a normal amount of Sunday anxiety?

What's behind the Sunday blues, and how do we avoid it?

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hyperallergic

"The World You’re Crafting Isn’t in a Vacuum": A Zimbabwean Comics Artist on Social Justice and Storytelling

Bill Masuku is fast becoming one of the most well-known comic artists in Zimbabwe.

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everydayfeminism.com

10 Practical Ways to Support Someone Struggling Right Now

It’s great to offer to be there for someone – but how can you actually show up when they’re having a tough time? These simple ideas can make it doable!

Lemony snicket article
dilettantearmy.com

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Reflection on Adultism

ASOUE, in gaslighting the Baudelaire children, shows oppression in three sociological models of childhood: Apollonian, Dionysian, and Athenian.

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everydayfeminism.com

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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everydayfeminism.com

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.

Disorderedeating11 article
pastemagazine.com

Should Children (and Adults) Clean their Plates?

On the cultural beliefs that fueled my disordered eating.

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redbookmag.com

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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everydayfeminism.com

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.

Himalayan article
health.good.is

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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everydayfeminism.com

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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everydayfeminism.com

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.

complex

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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everydayfeminism.com

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.