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Namitha Rathinappillai

I'm Namitha, a Criminology student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. I do spoken word around the city: usually about race, feminism, and the second generation experience. I shamelessly use my love for Catcher in the Rye as a personality replacement. I enjoy symbolism, women supporting women, and keeping up the ruse that I have life figured out.

Saved by the “Bell”: Why #BellLetsTalk Redirects Where the Conversation Regarding Mental Health Should Go

Every January, people across several different social media platforms come together to tweet, post, and share the hashtag #BellLetsTalk with the intent of supporting and fostering the vital conversations that surround mental health. And while it is endearing to read the stories of others and come together as an online community, the hashtag and other …

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