In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam of Troy, with unique beauty she found favor before the eyes of the god Apollo who took Cassandra under his wing and gave her the gift of foreseeing the future. However, when Cassandra rejected Apollo’s physical love he cursed her so no one would ever believe her seeing.
After living a life of frustration, suffering and imprisonment, twice raped, labeled a liar and demented; Cassandra gave up and allowed Agamemnon to claim her as a spoil of the Trojan war and became his concubine.
Often related to the Greek myth, and is used to label a person who is a whiny-over worried-crying wolf for no reason type of attitude, and when situations in which valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved.
Cassandra’s Think Tank
No more disbelief, my mission is to spread the work of organizations, journalists, researchers, advocates, activists, focus groups and everyone taking action to make women’s rights a reality, to turn the spotlight to young adolescents and youth often labeled whiners and to open a conversation about teenage girls and mental health.