Sometimes I found myself in, what I like to call, the vortex. It’s a whirlpool of feelings and emotions that sucks me in and makes it hard to escape.
Hello, gentlepeople! My name is Tiara (She/They/Pronoun fluid). I am a social worker, introvert, writer (gulp!), and fellow awkward human being. I started my blog, Muted Mouthful, in 2018 as a hobby to help me untangle some of life's messiness. I have always felt out of place and misunderstood. My mind is loud, but my voice is quiet, and I needed a safe space to unload. Muted Mouthful is an extension of myself. It allows me to communicate my feelings, thoughts, and questions without judgment. As a Black, Latinx, queer and non-binary person, my perspective and lived experiences are "supposed" to stay suppressed. My blog tells my story through personal essays, creative writing, and random shenanigans.
One fantasy, 15 people; who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
In the seventh installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla is dreading celebrating the New Year.
Forget Me in The Headlines is an expression of sadness by the continuous loss of life, especially amongst people of color, and the lack of fair media coverage.
Do you lie awake at night and think about the things you could have or should have said but didn’t? I do. Constantly. Here is my list.
A little reminder that we’re all different and do not need to fit a mold. Sometimes it’s tough to reconcile with, but I wouldn’t want you any other way.
Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not! However, participating in a fun holiday-themed blog tag may do the trick.
The holiday season, defined by the sudden shift in cheer, bright lights, parties, and crowds, so many things introverts try to avoid. Our friend, Jonhzelle Anderson, shares tips and tricks for surviving the holidays.
An anniversary only comes once a year, the love of your life is waiting; the candles, the view, everything MUST be perfect.
Content warning: Discussion of violence and assault
There is so much tragedy in the world; it’s hard to feel like there’s any good. 2016 was an insane year for my family; the holiday season hasn’t been the same. This year I am choosing to focus on being thankful for everything I have.