A Mentally Ill Poet’s Opinion on the Sylvia Plath Effect

I have come across something which I found profoundly disturbing, and that is the so called “Sylvia Plath effect.” This is the theory that poets, specifically female poets, are more likely to suffer from mental illness. Before I continue any further with my disdain, I would like to make clear that my abhorrence for this … Continue reading A Mentally Ill Poet’s Opinion on the Sylvia Plath Effect

“One Bad Day:” How Batman and the Joker Represent Two Sides of the Mental Health Debate

Today is the ten year anniversary of The Dark Knight, one of my favorite movies ever. In honor of this, I've decided to publish an essay I wrote for my research writing class on Batman and the Joker, and how important their dichotomy is. It's pretty academic, but it's on a subject that I find absolutely … Continue reading “One Bad Day:” How Batman and the Joker Represent Two Sides of the Mental Health Debate