Tag Archives: mental health

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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June 2019: How This Month of Reading and Connecting Reinvigorated My Mind

What I Read: Dreadnought by April Daniels The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag Real Queer America by Samantha Allen We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia The Love Songs of Sappho translated by Paul Roche Let’s … Continue reading

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May 2019: How I Read Too Much Because of Boredom, Anxiety, and Unemployment

What I Read: The rest of Do What You Want edited by Ruby Tandoh Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol The Bad Beginning (re-read) by Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room (re-read) by Lemony Snicket … Continue reading

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Mixed Media and Turning the Page: How I’m Learning to Deal with (and Embrace) Uncomfortable Situations

The spring semester has been over for what feels like ages, but I can’t stop thinking about my photography class. I spent the entire semester complaining about how I wasn’t good at photography, how I had to try really hard, … Continue reading

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April 2019: How I Read and Loved My First Graphic Novel

What I Read: The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell Black Flag and punk rock zines Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke The Dew Breaker … Continue reading

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Skeleton Faces and Coming Out: How I’m Learning that Confidence and Insecurities Can Live Side by Side

This past month has been weird, to say the least. My face got turned into half of a skull, I visited my friend Tricia in the hospital three hours away, I’ve been sick with a flu-sinus-infection hybrid, AND I came … Continue reading

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