Posts by Sarah Mangle

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    Advice Column: Supporting a Friend or Partner in a “Freak Out” moment.

    June 17th, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    Last time I talked to you I was really cold and it was winter. And now it’s spring! So that’s really nice and today I’m going to talk to you about a bit of a serious topic but I think it’s a relief to talk about in certain ways. I’m going to talk about some things you might do if your friend or partner is experiencing a moment of acute crisis or “freak out.” READ MORE

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    Film review: Bettie Page Reveals All

    March 31st, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    The famous pin-up model from the 1950’s, Bettie Page is frequently described as “innocent” and “sweet” contrasted with her ability to pose in kinky positions and embody sexuality. This is an unfortunate, misogynist, manufactured, boring juxtaposition that Bettie Page Reveals All, directed by Mark Mori, unfortunately doesn’t avoid. READ MORE

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    Advice Column: Showing up and Loving Boundaries Supporting Friends with Long Term Depression

    March 21st, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    We received a request to do a video blog responding to the question, “How do you support your friends who are in longterm crisis, and how do you make sure you have good boundaries with yourself?” So, it’s a bit of a difficult topic, and a serious topic. I’m not going to talk about any extreme – I’m not going to talk about extreme – suicide, or sexual abuse, for example, but this still could be triggering for some people, depending on what your triggers are. So it’s important to be aware of that. READ MORE

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    Advice column: How to make friends - part 2!

    January 22nd, 2014     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    You can view the video here on this page or on YouTube. A transcription is below the embedded video. Feedback is welcomed! - ed Hi everybody! This is my advice blog for Shameless magazine. My name is Sarah Mangle and I’m so happy to be with you today. This is “How to Make Friends Part 2,” Part 2 of “How to Make Friends.” If you haven’t seen the first one, I talked about childhood feelings. I … READ MORE

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    Advice column: How to make friends - part 1!

    October 29th, 2013     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    You can view the video here on this page or on YouTube. A transcription is below the embedded video. Feedback is welcomed! - ed Hi Everybody! My name is Sarah Mangle and I’m doing a video blog today for you called, HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS, and it is actually Part 1: Part 1 of HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS, because I realized that there’s actually a lot to tell you. I’m going to do 2 parts of … READ MORE

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    Advice column: Should you tell your friend you have a crush on them?

    July 10th, 2013     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    Welcome to our first-ever video advice column! You can view the video here on this page or on YouTube. A transcription is below the embedded video. Feedback is welcomed! - ed Hi Everybody! My name is Sarah Mangle and I write advice for Shameless, and this time I’m going to do my advice in the form of a video blog and here it is — and I’m really pumped about it. I have never made a … READ MORE

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    Advice Column: Imagining New Strategies in Dating, Crushes and Gossip

    June 12th, 2013     by Sarah Mangle     Comments

    I once had a partner who had multiple disabilities while I was able-bodied. He came from a more working-class background than me. While being his partner, I worried that I didn’t really understand enough about his physical conditions, or how not to be ableist. I worried I would say ableist things in conversation with him or other people, not realizing I was being ableist in that moment. I worried that I would assume he needed … READ MORE