Feeling like a teenage girl: On being shamed into emotional silence

cn: mental illness, emotions, shame You are a teenage girl, and you are experiencing all the dramas and heightened emotions that they told you would come. They tell you that you will grow out of them and that with time you will stop feeling so violently. But they lie. You do not learn to deal … More Feeling like a teenage girl: On being shamed into emotional silence

Fireworks

cn: mental illness, depression, guilt, hurting others, confusion, being drunk This is a note on my phone that I wrote on Fireworks’ night 2016. I had just met depression and was only just starting to learn how confusing, contradictory and insidious it is. I went on a lot of late night walks by myself in … More Fireworks