MISS REPRESENTATION

How we see ourselves in the world has a lot to do with if we see ourselves in the world. The world is a fast paced social media-centric place nowadays. And a lot of what we deem to be normal and/or acceptable comes from pages and/or screens. Pages and screens that are created using sweeping […]

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DOMINION OF GREY

When I was diagnosed with my first mental illness I was about fifteen years old. It was explained to me like this… …if you think of inherently happy people as being in the white and severely depressed people as being in the black…you live in the grey… …and, to me, that made perfect sense. It […]

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SHITTY SECURITY SHENANIGANS

Our ability to travel has changed several times over the last few thousand years. Once we walked everywhere, then domesticated animals carried us, then boats and carts. Eventually, we had planes, trains and automobiles (see what I did there?). Invention has created the opportunity for more of us to see more of the world. With […]

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BY THE POWER OF POD

When something unexpected happens adjustments are necessary. Sometimes an entire revamp needs to happen. Other times the slightest shift in a new direction is all it takes to find your footing again. My diagnosis took me by surprise and threw me for a loop. It forced me to reimagine my post-secondary plans and that left […]

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MIND OVER THE ATLANTIC

I’ve pinched myself a million times. Literally. There’s welts and bruises. And I still cannot believe it is true… Me, the gal with Type 1 Diabetes and a bunch of mental illnesses, was asked to come and sit on a panel, next to several awe-inspiring folks, and share my story. The story of how I […]

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MY BODY & ME

And another piece ended up on the floor. I was trying on my entire closet worth of clothing and, much to my dismay and embarassment, very little of it fit properly…if it fit at all. I was recently offered an amazing opportunity but that opportunity forced my hand and this impromptu fashion show. Has it […]

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THE RESOLUTION SOLUTION

It’s a new year. We earthbound folk have circled the sun again. Whoo-fucking-hoo. I suspect we humans are creatures of habit regardless of our desire for spontaneity. We want structure though we often shun it. A game of cat and mouse ensues as we build routine and simultaneously evade it. It is thought the practice […]

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HOLIDAYS WITHOUT THE HAPPY

This post is going to come out of nowhere. Think Nowhere Man from The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie. Jeremy. There’s quite literally a million and one things traveling at light speed through my brain right now. And that makes organizing thoughts and cohesion nearly impossible. Truth: it’s fucking impossible. I wanted share some of my […]

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JUST ANXIETY & ME

Having been together a while, we have a routine. But it doesn’t mean our relationship lacks surprise. Anxiety has definitely continued to bring the unexpected in to my life. A lot of people do not understand what it means to live with mental illness. Some people view it as a mechanism employed to shirk responsibility. […]

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