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The Mini Apocalypses in My Life: How I’m watching doors close around me with no way to open them back up … yet

CW: mentions of suicidal ideation, fatphobia, transphobia, JK Rowling, depression, anxiety My life has been full of endings lately. And the unsettling part is that these endings haven’t been followed by new beginnings. I’m stuck in place while things I … Continue reading

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Stories are the Cure: How I’m embracing and facing my anger

There is a sticker on the lefthand corner of my laptop, below the keyboard I am typing this on, that says, “You got this.” It is slowly peeling away, curling up, to leave only the white background the words had … Continue reading

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Solitaire and Bedtime Stories: How My Anxiety and Creativity Live in the Same Room

As I’ve been getting out of my month-and-a-half-long sickness stupor, I’ve been getting back into my creative pursuits—bullet journaling, writing, etc.—and I’ve noticed one big change since I have been accessing this part of my brain again: I can’t fall … Continue reading

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Mom Hugs and Puppy Snuggles: How I Let Depression Get the Best of Me Before I Explored Why Life is Worth Living

As you already know, this summer has been rough for me. I have been lonely, dealing with an emotional new roommate, and starting a job at Walmart that was slowly sucking my soul out like a Dementor. I won’t go … Continue reading

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The Hydra Monster Woke Up Again: How I’m Trying to Look for Happiness in Spite of Anxiety Troubles

I haven’t been doing well lately. This is hard for me to admit, because I never want to add to the worries of anyone I love. And they worry. A lot. I have this outwardly calm exterior—some of my friends … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Skin: How I’m Learning to Accept It, Blemishes and All (TW: self harm)

Dear Skin, I have tattooed, cut, scarred, pierced, scratched, picked at, peeled, bruised, burned, and dried you out. Some of these I have done in pursuit of happiness and healing, some in pursuit of numbness, and others through mere ignorance. … Continue reading

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Beating the Cobra Kai: How I’m Attempting to Come Back from a Mental Breakdown

A massive anxiety attack and a few weeks of crippling depression were all it took for me to start taking my mental health seriously again. It’s an eye-opener when you literally can’t work or make phone calls or even get … Continue reading

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