A’Driane Nieves on the Future of Art

A’Driane Nieves is a USAF veteran, writer, artist, speaker, and postpartum depression and anxiety survivor living with bipolar disorder. A'Driane's writing – which focuses on the intersections of life, motherhood, art, music, faith, race, and mental health – has be en featured on BlogHer, UpWorthy, EverdayFeminism, Postpartum Progress, and the 2015 Austin Listen To Your Mother…

Ctrl + Alt + OCD

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start. To most gamers, it’s the Konami Code. To some, it’s an obsession. To those who suffer from OCD, every day comes with the ever-pressing stipulations of your mental illness. It’s malignant. A persistent growth that turns every action into a mental chore; one over-encumbered…

Crowdsourcing for Crises

The crowdsourcing manifesto is akin to the adage “we have power in numbers.” From Wikipedia to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Stack OverFlow to Kickstarter, it is evident that the collective power within our communities is something to be reckoned with. What is even more incredible is that these platforms represent crowdsourcing in its infancy. Throughout the…