“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 breath and responded plainly with “yes.” The cabin seemed to … Continue reading Have You Ever Been Depressed?
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 of great content. I hope to get back into the … Continue reading I Am Still Here
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 senses with sadness, lethargy, and a depletion of any glimpse … Continue reading The Vortex
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 life had no value. My headline doesn’t sell papers. It … Continue reading Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines
Please check out the guest post I wrote for Perfectly Imperfect! Before I start, I would like to give a big thank you to Johnzelle for initiating this collaboration. If you are reading this, you must already know that he is a pretty great blogger; if you are lucky, you will also know that he is an awesome friend. Thank you for providing me with … Continue reading A Double Life: The Unsocial Social Worker. Guest Post by Muted Mouthful — Perfectly Imperfect
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 health disorder. Extroverts, as social as they are known to … Continue reading No Chill: An Introvert With Social Anxiety
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, and the disappearance of summer bugs (even though they’re staying … Continue reading The Leaves Are Changing: Autumn Tag 2018