Jade Anna Hughes

Lives with and through words

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One Love Foundation
How to Model Healthy Communication Behaviors For Your Children

Written by Writer's Corps member Jade Anna Hughes I was trying to multitask the other day, answering some emails on my phone while simultaneously helping my preschooler build a Lego castle, when she suddenly said "are you listening to me, Mama?"

From The Inside
DV Awareness Month: Suffering in the Shadows - From The Inside

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month , and it is extremely important to talk about how the most marginalized of us often suffer abuse in silence. Despite the current administration's endeavors to restrict, imprison, and deport immigrants, there are still laws in place to protect immigra

5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly At Home - Mamazou

The vast destruction of our planet Earth is probably scaring you as much as it is frightening me. Every day we see pictures of oceans filled with plastic, starving polar bears, and destroyed rainforests, amongst others, and it can honestly feel like whatever we do won't really help anymore.

A Little Bit More Honesty... - Mamazou

But how often do we spend our nights wondering how we are going to stretch $50 across two more weeks, because this month bills took precedence over food? Or if we are going to be able to swing taking on less hours this week because one of the kids has been ill and has to stay home from school?

From The Inside
A Pair of Clean Socks, A Warm Meal, and No Solution - From The Inside

It's no secret that the homeless crisis in California is steadily rising and that no long-term solutions are in place to put a dent in the growing numbers. The ongoing opioid epidemic, natural disasters such as floods and wildfires, rising rents and lack of affordable housing, and inaccessible menta

One Love Foundation
How To Bounce Back From A Breakup

Written by Writer's Corps member Jade Anna Hughes Dealing with the emotional turmoil of a breakup is the worst, especially when you're in college. Add a breakup to an already hectic schedule, final exams, group presentations (ugh), and you have a recipe for disaster.

The Hidden Effects of Birth Trauma - Mamazou

Just recently Anna Williamson, TV presenter in the UK, opened up about her traumatic birth and how it triggered her anxiety disorder, leading to a difficult few weeks after childbirth, and trouble bonding with her son during that time. The article can be found here.

One Love Foundation
How to Meet New People (Even When it's Scary AF)

Written by Writer's Corps member Jade Anna Hughes Even when you aren't particularly socially awkward it can still be hard to get out there and meet people. And you aren't alone: there are even studies that prove that it's more difficult to make meaningful connections with others as an adult!

Bad Mum
Feature: Word From the U.S

Before I moved to the US the closest I had come to experiencing a natural disaster was severe windstorms in France and England, and an earthquake in Israel in 2004. The only reason I felt the latter was because my chair rolled from one end of the room to the other and back again while I was sitting on it - otherwise I probably wouldn't have known!

Girl Scouts: Don't Force Your Daughters to Hug

Right before Thanksgiving the Girl Scouts of the USA released a statement asking parents to restrain from forcing their daughters to hug and kiss other family members. As soon as I read it I wanted to jump around and give the entire Girl Scouts movement a massive high five - because we ALL need to hear this.

Suicide - Let's Open the Dialogue - Mamazou

We are coming to the end of National Suicide Awareness Month here in the US, and while we should try to raise awareness all year round, I thought it was a good a moment as any to talk about it. Over the past few years we have seen some of our beloved idols, actors and ...

One Love Foundation
11 Common Patterns of Verbal Abuse

Written by Writer's Corps member Jade Anna Hughes Verbal abuse happens out of nowhere in a relationship. It's a lot more calculating and insidious, causing people on the receiving end to question themselves, wonder if they are overreacting, or even blame themselves.

Botsociety Blog
Voice Assistant... What's that? An inside look - Botsociety Blog

In a nutshell, a Voice Assistant is a piece of interactive software that has been developed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and machine learning. This continuously evolving combination makes it possible for a human to actually have a conversation with a machine.

Why Black Moms Fear For Their Lives

I discovered that pregnant moms on Medicaid (like I was), but most especially black and brown women had received lackluster to terrible care while in the hospital. Still trying to understand why I had been treated the way I was there, I started to look a little deeper into the issues pregnant women face in the US today.

Why is Domestic Violence Still an Issue?! - Mamazou

Shouting. A sudden crash. And then silence. There is a Tracy Chapman song that describes this scene. There is also a famous Suzanne Vega one that talks about it too. How many of us who live or who have lived in apartment buildings have heard shouting next door or upstairs and wondered what was happening?

One Love Foundation
Unlearning Unhealthy Communication Behaviors

Written by Writer's Corps member Jade Anna Hughes I spent a lot of my teens and 20's avoiding deep relationships because I didn't trust another person, and I didn't trust myself. What if I said something wrong? What if they treated me the way my stepfather treated my mother?

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