Ask A Therapist: On Finding a Therapist and Answering “How Are You?” When the Answer is “Not Good.”

Counselors Roy Fisher and Liz Covey answer two questions each month for South Seattle Emerald’s “Ask A Therapist.” Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions and Covey and Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.

This month, readers asked the Emerald how to find a good therapist, and what to do when people ask “How are you?” and you’re not doing well and unsure how to answer.

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‘Black Among Other Things’ Installation Reflects on Racial Insensitivity of Local Journalist

Alexis Taylor’s multi-media installation explores personal history and her experience as a black woman and includes audio recording of Seattle Times Columnist Nicole Brodeur asking to touch her hair

by Jessie McKenna

When Alexis Taylor, a senior at Seattle University, got to work on an independent study project during her last year at Seattle University, the outcome was as much a surprise to her as it was to her teachers.

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Northwest Detention Center Resistance Celebrates Five Years

story and photos by Alex Garland

The Northwest Detention Center Resistance, now known as “La Resistencia,” celebrated five years of work in Columbia City at the Southside Commons building. The night compiled five years of stories of resistance, stories of victories, and stories of survival. It was a night that gave hope to the struggle for human dignity. The space was full, packed with activists, community members, and organizers.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy, The Groovement, Cultural Dance Series, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., May 8:

We Got Jokes May Edition

“Join us for beverage and food specials! Kick off your month with laughs with local comedians and one of the northwest’s funniest, Cheri Hardman. Featuring the comedy stylings of J Lamar Jones. Hosting the evening will be yours truly, Chris Zapata and a few more friends of Café Red will bring you joy to make your week a better week with giggles and laughs!All-Ages

*Also check out The Friday Night Get Down on Friday & Asymetriclove Part II on Saturday.

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Cost: Free to attend

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OPINION — Pockets Over People: The Problem with the Liquor Control Board

by Villainus (formerly Bypolar)

I have been working security for clubs for the last few years and watched the changes that have happened after multiple crack downs by the liquor control board (LCB). There are many ways I could show that it’s about money and not people by describing how they do not stop violence but instead let it play out and incarcerate the winner and survivor afterwards or how they refuse to help women in distress unless they are obviously attracted to them.

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