The Basics of Yopp
New to Yopp? You’ve come to the right place!
I’m here to introduce you to the many important aspects of Yopp and offer some suggestions of articles to read that accurately represent our goals and specialties.
The majority of Yopp’s content is written by creator and editor Kella Hanna-Wayne whose life experiences managing multiple illnesses, chronic pain, and an invisible disability, brings new depth to these widely misunderstood topics.
Guest writers are key component to Yopp’s work. No single person can express the experience of every form of marginalization, which is why you’ll find articles from people with a wide variety of backgrounds on Yopp.
The article linked above is by regular guest writer Denny Upkins. You can read more of the articles he’s written or Yopp here.
Yopp Academy articles are organized by level of difficulty like classes in a university: Level 100 is the most basic, which you will need to learn in order to proceed to Level 200 etc. The article above is a greater starting point and contains many recommendations of other articles to further your self-education process.
A special thing that you will find on Yopp on a regular basis is compilations of useful resources for specific topics. In this case, guest writer Lucy Merriman wrote an amazing 5-part series entitled, How to Lend a Hand in a Mental Health Crisis, which is filled with valuable tools, advice, and specific external resources to utilize.
Yopp’s articles rarely respond quickly to current events but instead cover more widely applicable topics that continue to be relevant to developing social justice events over time.
In recent years, Yopp has also acquired a collection of resources regarding Dissociative Identity Disorder. Our primary writer, Kella, was diagnosed with this disorder in 2020 and will continue sharing her experiences living as a system in articles on Yopp.
Until recently, Yopp didn’t have a comment section. But now that we do, we ask that everyone who’d like to participate in the discussion read over our Comment Policy first, to ensure our comments stay as safe and productive as possible. Thank you!