Posts by Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. As a writer from South Africa, she has authored a children’s book, a work of non-fiction, and four novels. She has an interest in creativity and neurodiversity, and has contributed to a number of art and writing projects, festivals, and workshops. Kirsten holds an M.A. in Writing and Representation, and when she's not writing, she enjoys painting, creating mosaics, swimming, and walking.

November 6, 2022

How Mister Rogers Broke Racial Barriers on TV at a Time When People Needed To See It

At the end of the 1960s, Black people in America were still excluded from places of relaxation and recreation like public swimming pools due to discriminatory segregation practices. In his beloved his children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers addressed this huge issue in a subtle but incredibly smart and meaningful way. In episode 195 broadcast on May 9, 1969, Rogers, a white man, soaks his feet in a small pool.

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October 19, 2022

Dad With Dementia Tells His Daughter What She Means to Him Even Though He Doesn’t Fully Remember Her

Dementia is a difficult road for those who have to face it. Loved ones who care for a person or parent with the condition face many tricky challenges along the way too, and often find themselves in for a bumpy emotional ride. One woman named Bailey recently shared a video on TikTok of a conversation with her dad Scott, who has dementia and no longer recognizes her as his daughter.

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October 16, 2022

Doctors in Brussels Can Now Prescribe Museum Visits For Mental Health

Mental health issues are on the rise, and the impact of the pandemic hasn't helped to stem the tide. There are many ways to improve our mental well-being. Recent studies have shown that art and culture opportunities can boost our mental health—including lowering our anxiety and depression and even improving our critical thinking skills. Doctors in Brussels are taking this kind of research seriously and are putting academic papers into action.

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