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A budding journalist and graduate of the University of British Columbia's journalism school, Akhila is passionate about the environment, politics and issues of social justice.

When she's not racing against writing deadlines, she can be found hunting for bubble tea and the best happy hours in the city.

Understanding Your Mental Health

Art Therapy Is a Creative Approach to Mental Health

More than art for art's sake, it's simple, expressive and might help your anxiety or depression.

By Akhila Menon

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

The Hidden Grief of Early Pregnancy Loss

Untangling the emotions of miscarriage is a challenge, no matter the timeframe.

By Akhila Menon

Understanding Your Physical Health

Heads Up: Migraines Are Disabling but Manageable

Your splitting headache might take more than a pill to relieve.

By Akhila Menon

Culture and Entertainment

Parents' Role in Curbing Sexual Abuse in Young Adults

Forced sex occurs everywhere and doesn't discriminate across nations, societies or genders.

By Akhila Menon

Identity and Sexuality

Intersectional Feminism: A Brief History

Since the mid-1800s, feminism has evolved to widen in scope and protect all women.

By Akhila Menon

Culture and Entertainment

Valentine's Day At Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

Make the most of this romantic holiday, even when you're stuck at home.

By Akhila Menon

Culture and Entertainment

Foster a Sense of Belonging for Your Adopted Child

While it remains a great option for prospective parents, you have to think of the child, too.

By Akhila Menon