So, I Guess We’re Really Friends

Previously, I have written about the woes of friendships; the trials of building relationships with people who zap your energy and questioning if I truly have friends. I realize this has not been fair to the people who have consistently been in my corner. Today, I acknowledge you! Assuming I would have started to make [...]

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Have You Ever Been Depressed?

"Have you ever been depressed?" 32,000 feet in the air, my mom turned to me, clear-eyed and interested, and asked me this question. I thought to myself she doesn't know? Well, of course, she doesn't. I don't exactly broadcast my mental health the way I should. Staring out the plane window, I took a deep [...]

A Collection of Cultures: An Interview with Tiara // Guest Post — Sophia Ismaa

We aren’t voiceless, pass the mic. I don’t know how other POC bloggers feel, but I’ve always felt that there is a shortage of stories and perspectives from people of colour… our stories are many, interesting and unique. So, towards the end of last year, I decided that I would begin sharing the stories of […] [...]

I Am Still Here

And no, this is not a reference to that Joaquin Phoenix movie that's always popping up on Netflix. But seriously, hi friends! It has been an uncomfortably long time since I have been engaged in the blogosphere. I'm not too thrilled about that, especially because I know I have been missing out on a lot [...]

The Vortex

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. Even when everything seems okay, one small thing can trigger it. In the vortex, its melancholy membrane filters out joy, motivation, and creativity and floods the [...]

Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines

You forgot my name already, Reduced me to my complexion. My skin, Mahogany, Caramel, Umber, Means I don't have a story. My body, Riddled with bullets, Beaten, Raped, Stolen, Cold, Lies within the earth. My spirit, Trapped. Justice, Non-existent. I had a purpose. I have a name. You don't use my name. To you, My [...]

The Things I Didn’t Say

I spend a lot of time sleeping because it's better than looking into your face or looking at myself and seeing disappointment. I feel confused and alone. You never listen to me. I understand what you're going through, more than you know. Those times where I hurt myself weren't all accidents. I feel like a [...]

You Are Different

Whether you like it or not you are different. Other people do not think like you, act like you, or feel like you. Your mold was created beautifully and uniquely, not intended to fit someone else's. Some people come close, you, my friend, are one of a kind. There are days where you are not [...]

Fa-la-la-la: Christmas Tag!

My Christmas spirit is nonexistent at the moment, this may be the perfect way to set the mood. Thank you, Fox! 1. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts? I prefer giving gifts. I am HORRIBLE at reacting well to receiving gifts, it comes off as being ungrateful but it's actually because I feel someone's time [...]

The Interview Advocate

I tweeted this over a month ago: https://twitter.com/mutedmouthful/status/1056968530585939968 The backstory for this tweet is that due to being the most senior person at my job, I help make staffing decisions. I also have experience in recruitment. Unfortunately, we end up passing on resumes due to errors such a formatting or simple spelling mistakes. It's disheartening [...]