a year of boundaries

as a childwe all want to fall in love as a childwe all think weare in love we have foundthat special personthe oneour forever as a child i felt romanceaffectionlove for any person with whom i felt connectionsimilarityempathy as i child i hadsuch a hard time understanding why i had feelings for people idid not [...]

seven tips for body positivity

the other day i got a new tattoo it's something i've wanted for a long timeand something i've put off for even longer the thought of putting permanent ink on my bodyalso brought on feelings of inadequacyfearuglinessinsecurityshame at the end of it alli didn't feel sexy enough to do what i wanted to do how [...]

the attack

it starts in my hands they tingle as ifthey’re waking up from thelongest nap, unsure of wherethey are or how they got therebut they never fell asleep then i feel it in my forearmsas they fight the urge to wake up every inch of the muscles they’re made of my biceps start totighten as if i am shivering [...]

victim impact statement

they want to know what it's like now, to live post thetraumatic incident you put methrough. they want to knowhow i'm living now. they wantto know how what you didthat one night has changedmy life since. they want to know the impact you had. so this is it. it isn't about what you did. it's [...]