Childhood Trauma Effects Often Persist Into 50s and Beyond

By Emily Gurnon , PBS Next Avenue/New America Media

PAUL, Minn.–The responses to an open-ended online survey question were heart-wrenching.

“Those five years ruined everything. My self-identity is sad, melancholic, shy, retiring and angry… never content or at peace.”

“It has hampered me …

Title: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Call Out: Without these heroes, we all live in an unrealized reality.

By Suzanne Deakins

There have been several events in my life that left me feeling devastated. Hurtful events, prejudice, lost lovers, and unemployment, you name it we all have suffered …

Unsung Women Heroes and the Butterfly Effect

Suzanne Deakins, GLAPN

 

This is a story about women. Women we don’t know, whose names never appears in headlines of the newspaper, nor are they considered hero activists. Women no matter what their gender identity, sexual preferences, or station in life, …

It’s Time!

Typically this time, of the year I dedicate page 3 to the many accomplishments of our Brilliant Media Team. However, before doing so, I feel it is paramount to discuss a few topics flooding the intersection of every letter, and …

A CONVERSATION WITH PUSSY RIOT AND STORM LARGE

By Shaley Howard, PQ Monthly

Russian punk band Pussy Riot is known for their outspoken resistance to President Vladimir Putin’s regime and infamous arrest for ‘hooliganism’ when they performed “Punk Prayer!” inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, made …

The Future of Cascade AIDS Project

By Melanie Davis, PQ Monthly

Thirty years ago Rock Hudson died of AIDS. The passing of this famous person helped increases public awareness of the disease considerably. However, our world was not prepared for the tsunami of souls this epidemic would, …

PABA Wins Spirit of Portland Award

By George T. Nicola, GLAPN

 

The Spirit of Portland Awards “recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community but who …