A “Vast Vision” in Pursuit of a Life of Purpose by Dr. Nedda Mehdizadeh, Ph.D

When I decided to register for a life coach certification program, I was initially nervous about what my decision would look like to others. For me it was a no-brainer: it was simply a way to expand the work I have always dedicated myself to doing as a teacher-scholar-activist. But I knew that some people … Read moreA “Vast Vision” in Pursuit of a Life of Purpose by Dr. Nedda Mehdizadeh, Ph.D

The Issue with Involuntary Psychiatric Holds: a Call for Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment by Julian Petrello, MA, LMSW

Nearly an eighth of the world population struggles with a diagnosable mental illness. Most folks with psychological disorders do not have access to adequate care due to a lack of services and supports, capacity issues, accessibility issues, cost issues, or widespread stigma that discourages people from seeking help. Cultural perspectives, language, and idiomatic expressions all … Read moreThe Issue with Involuntary Psychiatric Holds: a Call for Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment by Julian Petrello, MA, LMSW

It’s Not Just DeSantis: Post-Covid Rally Boosted Incumbent Governors & Senators by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

There are many stories about this historic midterm election. In many ways it was a continuation of the global rally-around-the-flag effect we’ve seen with Covid-19. If results in Alaska and Georgia go as expected, for the first time US voters will re-elect every incumbent Senator. Biden’s vaccination drive combined with the more infectious but less … Read moreIt’s Not Just DeSantis: Post-Covid Rally Boosted Incumbent Governors & Senators by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Biden’s Record Rewarded, Trump Coup Attempt Rebuked as Ukraine Keeps Winning War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

In the US, midterm voters reasserted people’s right to abortion, and the right to vote in free and fair election. Voters said “Enough” to the GOP’s extremism, tiring of Donald Trump’s fascist cult of personality. The second impeachment of Trump following the deadly self-coup attempt to overturn the previous election on January 6, 2021, should … Read moreBiden’s Record Rewarded, Trump Coup Attempt Rebuked as Ukraine Keeps Winning War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Chinese and Americans Assert Rights, Defying Autocrats by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Protests spread to China’s flagship Tsinghua University, alma mater of Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. This is outside the Zijing dining hall. After a decade and a half of democratic backsliding around the globe, suddenly citizens in the world’s two superpowers are asserting their human rights and demanding more freedoms. These are China’s largest national … Read moreChinese and Americans Assert Rights, Defying Autocrats by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Donors Call the Shots: The Evolving State of Higher Education by Elizabeth Thompson

Opinions on the value of higher education continue to evolve in an increasingly polarized political climate in the U.S., but when it comes to the direction of our colleges and universities, there is one issue that has bipartisan support. A 2018 Pew Research Center poll revealed that six-in-ten Americans (61%) say the higher education system … Read moreDonors Call the Shots: The Evolving State of Higher Education by Elizabeth Thompson

Biden Faces Authoritarianism at Home and Abroad by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

President Biden is increasingly focused on foreign affairs due to the demands of a Second Cold War with fascist Russia, but his efforts are undermined by the Republican Party’s authoritarianism at home. Biden hosted the mid-June Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, which was seen as a failure. Promoting his theme of democracy over … Read moreBiden Faces Authoritarianism at Home and Abroad by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Artwork by G.E. Liu

http://www.geliuchihi.com Instagram: @geliuchihi Images: Top row, from left to right “There’s no condom for your heart,” “Formula of Forgiveness,” “Soul Sanitizer,” and “Promising Young Woman,” Virgin Wizard’s Michigan Internal Academy About the Artist: G.E. Liu. is a painter based in Taiwan and Detroit. She was born and raised in Taiwan. Her visual vocabulary explores the commonalities and … Read moreArtwork by G.E. Liu

(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Interview by Elizabeth Thompson, Photography by Joana Meurkens Mixed Mag is excited to feature Arrizu Sirjani, former project coordinator for New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. A passionate advocate for immigrant rights, Arrizu spoke with Elizabeth Thompson about her childhood experiences as a person with mixed cultural heritage and the joys and challenges … Read more(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Putin’s Genocidal Invasion and the Second Cold War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

“The simple fact is we have a tremendous stake in the success of the democrats here. Their success will change the world in a way that reflects both our values and our hopes. What may be at stake is the equivalent of the postwar recovery of Germany and Japan as democratic allies, only this time … Read morePutin’s Genocidal Invasion and the Second Cold War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

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