Travel Announcement! What I am Packing, Mentally and Physically

Hi everyone, Sorry for the long hiatus. Sometimes you need a mental vacation to get your creativity flowing again. Honestly, this has been a challenging winter for me on a personal level. I just graduated college, as you know, and seeing everyone who graduated with me seem to, on the surface level, fall easily into …

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Is Eating Disorder Recovery Possible? | Self Love Sunday

https://youtu.be/JfigZMv1Lpw Self Love Sunday is a day to talk about topics related to growth and self-acceptance. Today, we talk about my experiences with anorexia and what my "new normal" looks like post recovery. I try to answer whether recovery from anorexia is possible and honestly reflect on my mental health. The National Association of Anorexia …

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“Why did you ever think dead girls could fly?” | Fragments of Unsent Letters

A word, a line, a few sentences, a thought that gave me pause... here are pieces of letters I wrote (and other bits and bobs scribbled on loose leaf paper, mostly at 3 a.m) that for one reason or another fell on the cutting room floor. Well, mostly because a lot of it is depressing …

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The Impacts of Dramatizing Mental Illness

Originally published on the Amherst Wire A man with schizophrenia stands atop a building with a stranger's baby in his arms in a whirlwind of delusions. A depressed student who has been bullied their whole life brings a gun to school and commits suicide by police. A beautiful young woman stares at her skin and …

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Dying to be Pretty

“Mental illness is so deep inside your head that people don’t know what to say. They don’t have the right words to say, so they say nothing,” my mother said, crying in earnest now.   I listen from behind a mask of calmness cultivated by years of practicing journalism and living with mental illness. For …

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