The Crash I finished watching the documentary, “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane.” I feel sadness, curiosity, anger, and sympathy. The documentary is about the 2009 Taconic State Parkway crash that killed eight people and injured three in the town of Mount Pleasant, New York. Eight people died when a minivan, driven by 36-year- old… Read More What’s Wrong with Aunt Diane?
My Experience with Being Nineteen Nineteen was one of the most challenging years of my life. It was the time I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, argued with my parents the most, and was in a bad relationship. I hated myself and wished I could disappear. Madison Holleran Madison Holleran, a University of Pennsylvania Freshman… Read More Nineteen is a Hard Age
Imagine being a single parent and having a teenage son hospitalized with severe mental problems. In desperation, you’ve sent him away to get the help he needs. Instead he burns down the hospital cafeteria, injuring a fellow patient and is sent home. Diane Després faced that situation with her son, Steve; in the French-Canadian film… Read More The Trials and Errors of a Mother-Son Relationship