Trigger Warning: This piece speaks explicitly about multiple forms of sexual assault. Please read at your own discretion. This takes a lot of courage to share, as it details experiences that I still feel embarrassed of and tainted by. But if there’s ever been a time that my stories are vital to the political climate, it’s […]
Hi, sweet readers! One of my resolutions this year was to post every week (so check back here each Monday for a new little blurb from me!) and another was to start journaling more. Just wanted to let you know that you can expect some more casual posts about my feelings and my life, sprinkled in with […]
This post is going to be a trainwreck, and that is not necessarily intentional, but I think, like with all things, we could make it into a metaphor. Hello. If you’ve made it here, somehow, without my posting a single link or drawing any attention to this post in my usual fashions, I want to […]
Once again, President Trump has taken it upon himself to ridicule victims of sexual assault, and while my heart hurts because of this knowledge, it has certainly felt this way before. If you pay any attention to the news these days, the name “Brett Kavanaugh” is certainly one that rings familiar. Kavanaugh was nominated by […]
At thirteen years old, I dreamed of the day that I could go to college, because I wanted the freedom of having no one there to watch me eat. I figured that I would no longer have to suffer the pain of purging if I could simply restrict to the point of no return. So […]
I was terrified of my own voice for seven years. Absolutely petrified. I didn’t want people to know what it felt like to be me. To be struggling with perfectionism so overpowering that I became numbers over letters, to be battling mental illnesses without a soul knowing the severity, the agony, to “have it all” […]
It’s no secret that I’ve spent a good chunk of my life battling an eating disorder. In fact, mental health advocacy and writing have become the thing that I’m most well known for nowadays.
Happy Independence Day to my American readers!! Today is a day dedicated to celebrating our country, its founding, and its infamous patriotism. No matter which of the fifty states you call home, we’re all united under that red, white and blue, and that’s a pretty cool thing if you ask me. Since I was […]
I’m a big fan of silence, to tell the truth. I’m halfway introverted and being alone, in the quiet, is usually like heaven for me. Except for when it’s not. I recently made a post about my PTSD and the abusive situation that I spent four and a half months of my life in. I […]
So many times over the past year, I’ve sort of taken a step back and looked at my life. And when I do, I think to myself, “Wow, I’ve really let myself go.” I’m so glad that I did.