Laura discusses her weight-loss journey, and how she has lost weight, gained perspective, and learned techniques to manage the emotions that come with significant weight loss.
On learning hard lessons and recovering in the aftermath of an abusive relationship in a tiny town where everyone is very polite.
By Ariel Rivera-Bernath It’s been six years since Austin committed suicide while stationed near the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan. He was nineteen-years-old. I thought that maybe I would try something […]
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This week I’m turning 25 and have decided (based on anxiety attacks and several recent horoscopes) to say what I really want: to pursue writing seriously.…
On relocating to Wyoming, feeling happy and uncomfortable and strange, and trying to confront uncertainty with a brave face.
The life and times of a frightened performer. By Melissa Miller
It doesn’t help that my mom died on April 1st of 2014. It was the only time I wished that someone was playing an elaborate prank on me. I was really looking forward to punching someone in the mouth and saying “wow, man you’re a dick but you got me good.” There was no one to punch in the face.
Navigating the world with an invisible disability is difficult. People don’t know why I can’t stay out late, or why I suddenly have to get up and leave, sometimes just to the bathroom to catch my cool, other times to go home. I may disappoint friends and my family is baffled by my problems. I do force myself to socialize, which is how I met my wonderful girlfriend. I get anxiety attacks that leave me shaken and completely out of it. Sometimes I don’t know where I am. A Psychiatric Service Dog can help with that, too, by leading me to an exit, car, or friend.
By Anonymous: How BDSM taught me to love my body and gave me ownership of my own sexuality
By Laura Ann Trigger Warning: The following post deals with addiction, eating disorders, depression, self-mutilation, and otherwise emotional topics. Please take care when reading and do not compromise your […]