Just a gentle reminder that it is OK to remove yourself from any situation which makes you feel uncomfortable/ anxious/ triggered. This includes (but is not limited to) relationships, friendships, classes and workplace environments. Self care and preservation should always come first. Today I walked out of a class because I wasn't comfortable with the topic of discussion. Usually I would stay passive or silent in a situation which made me feel less than ok, but I'm learning to put my mental health needs first. Instead of sitting through a discussion which would leave me feeling anxious all week, I exercised some self care and took myself home. I know it's not easy to do, but looking after you is way more important than worrying about missing a class or potentially hurting someone's feelings because you don't wish to partake in a damaging conversation/ situation/ relationship. Side note: if you do want to engage in a discussion or broach a potentially harmful topic within a presentation, narrative, assignment or otherwise- please include censor/trigger warnings. It's the kind thing to do.