Jay Smooth explains how the week of Independence Day was a good week for freedoms of many types in this week’s Ill Doctrine : From “No Shame Day” which talks about removing stigma from mental health in the Black community, to the coming out of Anderson Cooper, to Frank Ocean’s lovely and moving non-coming out story about his first true love with a man.
About Joanna Schroeder
Joanna Schroeder is a feminist writer and editor with a special focus in issues facing raising boys and gender in the media. Her work has appeared on Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com, TIME.com, and more. She and her husband are outdoor sports enthusiasts raising very active sons. She is currently co-editing a book of essays for boys and young men with author and advocate Jeff Perera. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.