The Tragic Creative

I am a tragic creative. No, not distressed or sorrowful. I mean tragic in the way that mid-2000's teens insult you. I am sure you are too; trying to balance creative endeavors, taking care of your physical and mental health, and probably working a full-time job you don't love. I know I am supposed to [...]

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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 [...]

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 […] [...]

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 [...]

Surviving the holidays: An introvert’s survival guide {Guest Post by Johnzelle}

Friends, I am pleased to be hosting my first guest blog post by the awesome Johnzelle of Perfectly Imperfectly. Johnzelle is an encouraging force in the blogging community and a wonderful human being. If you enjoy this post, I highly suggest visiting his blog for more relatable content. Without further adieu, take it away Johnzelle! [...]

No Chill: An Introvert With Social Anxiety

There is a common misconception that being an introvert means you must have some form of social anxiety; the two terms are not interchangeable nor mutually exclusive. Introversion and social anxiety share some commonalities, but they do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Being an introvert is a personality trait, while social anxiety is considered a mental [...]

10 Unusual Things About Me Tag

Your friend and mine,Fox, tagged me in the 10 Unusual Things About Me Tag. It's especially tricky because there are no prompts to stir up inspiration. Here is my best attempt, don't judge me! I do not like coconuts or olives. A taste of either one will ruin my day. We have a spiked flail [...]

The Leaves Are Changing: Autumn Tag 2018

The always charming Fox of The Patchwork Fox, tagged me to participate in celebrating the joys of autumn. I follow Fox on twitter and their new blog is such a delight! I would highly recommend taking a peek. 1) What signifies the start of Autumn to you? The crisp air, the crunch of falling leaves, [...]

Flash Fiction: Gondola

The reflection of the lights danced around the swirling waters of Venice. Nightfall fell upon the floating city, the markets, water taxis, and ferries retired for the evening. A gentle breeze extinguished a lantern, that was the last moment Martina saw. Her key barely locked the door of their home when she felt a sharp [...]