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OCD Almost Ended This NBA Players Career.

In a recent article published by ESPN.com, writer Jackie MacMullan explores how Shane Larkin’s obsessive-compulsive disorder diagnosis almost got in the way of his success.

“You don’t know what’s going on,” Larkin shared of his hand-washing obsession. “You see your friends wash their hands once, or not wash them at all, and you say, ‘What’s wrong with me?”’

As noted by ESPN, OCD affects just 2.3 percent of the population and 1 out of 100 children. And due to stigma, many athletes dealing with mental health conditions suffer in silence (ESPN also notes that the union chooses to keep mental health treatment under wraps).

“The last thing this should be is taboo, but that’s what it is,” Cavaliers forward Kevin Love told ESPN during All-Star Weekend. “I think about my dad [former NBA player Stan Love], coming from that generation. You don’t talk about anything. You hold everything in.”

Read more here and here.

This Writer Argues That James Bond Should Be Black & Batman Should Stay White.

Because history, says The Hollywood Reporter‘s Marc Bernardin.

“Bruce Wayne has to come from old money because he has to feel the generational guilt that comes with being a Wayne,” he writes. “So that when his parents are murdered on the streets of Gotham, the mania that grips a child is informed by those lessons from parents who chose to be better. To save lives.”

He adds that “Bruce Wayne has to be white because that kind of legacy and wealth don’t exist in the African-American community. (Yet.) For that character to be true to who he is, he can’t be anything else.”


Michaela Coel Is Speaking out on Sexual Assault in the Acting Industry.

During the Edinburgh TV Festival, the Black Mirror actress opened up about being sexually assaulted during the writing stages of Chewing Gum.

“We have to remember that there are people, outsiders to this industry, being raped by men and women, who lack any celebrity status to snatch, or public power to dissolve,” she said during her speech. “I was working overnight in the company’s offices; I had an episode due at 7am. I took a break and had a drink with a good friend who was nearby. I emerged into consciousness typing Season 2, many hours later. I was lucky. I had a flashback. It turned out I’d been sexually assaulted by strangers. The first people I called after the police, before my own family, were the producers.”

She also talked about her experiences with racial discrimination and encouraged trauma survivors to seek help. Read more of what she had to share here.

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