This is probably the most blog-like blog I’ve ever written. It’s not an essay, it’s not an opinion piece, it’s not a poem, it’s just an update on my life. And a promise for yours. Four years ago, when I was 15, I was hit with the worst wave of depression I’ve ever had. It…Read More
On days like this — when I try to keep moving, to not fall asleep a few hours after I’ve gotten up, to not waste the day — and fail . . . These are the days I am most prone to breaking. To believing that I will not get better. That I have no…Read More
I used to think that positive thinking never worked for me because I just wasn’t fully committed to it. I thought it must just be one of those mind over matter things where if you could absolutely, completely, convince yourself you were happy, you would be. And maybe that’s true, but let me tell you,…Read More
1. Aim to accomplish one thing a day. It can be big or small, depending on how you’re feeling; anything from adding an extra mile to your run to taking a shower and putting on real clothes. No accomplishment is better or worse than another. On bad days, getting dressed and feeding yourself can take just…Read More
I’m not usually supportive of movies with oppression narratives that don’t feature actual oppressed groups of people (see: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, etc.) — or at least, not of that aspect of them (I’ve been a diehard Potterhead for around ten years). When an oppression narrative is written in a way that mimics real life but…Read More
“I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White.” by Prince Ea is the current viral video making the rounds on my social media, clothed in clickbait articles that tell me it will make me “QUESTION EVERYTHING!!” But the only thing it’s left me questioning is how many people are going along with it. I would…Read More
As someone with mental disorders, I have to say I was a little nervous to see Inside Out. The way the movie delved into the human mind in such a peppy, caricatured way both worried and interested me. Would it stay in the realm of humor and light-heartedness, or would it maybe explore what might…Read More
No, you don’t have OCD for keeping your room tidy.
No, you don’t have OCD for straightening the pictures on the walls.
No, you don’t have OCD for washing your hands before you eat.Read More
I give Disney’s Frozen 4 out of 5 stars as a kids’ movie, and 3 out of 5 as a movie for all ages. All around, it was a massive success for Disney. The songs were catchy and clever, brought to life by Idina Menzel’s powerful voice (in the sense that she can not only…Read More