The day my husband and I got our dog we had set out for a cat. I pretty much love all animals, but a cat seemed like the perfect new addition to our family for our first apartment. I could relate to them – independent, a little moody and sometimes eccentric, can take some time… Continue reading Mental Health Adoption Guide: Fuzzy Friends
Do you have a passion for social justice, feminist issues, mental health, or general nerd stuff? Do you have a fierce dedication to your work? Are you sarcastic and do you like memes? If you answered yes to these questions then send yourself our way! We are searching for people to be a part of… Continue reading Searching for Writers! Inquire Within.
When I was younger I dreamed about becoming an actress, but as I grew I realized I’d been playing different roles my entire life. There is nothing quite as exhausting as running away from yourself year after year; Dodging the sirens, slipping into the skins of other people. Painting up your face and not recognizing… Continue reading Reflection
I admit just a few years ago I was more like Ben than Donna or Tom on Parks and Recreation when it came to taking care of #1. I didn’t really buy myself anything except for when I needed new socks (and even then I’d talk myself back and forth about it). I didn’t listen… Continue reading The Art of Taking Care of Yourself: Treat Yo Self (Right)
Abuse and abusers come in all shapes, sizes, flavors. Mine came in the form of my mother’s longtime boyfriend, a hoarder obsessed with control. I was not allowed to throw anything away, to close my bedroom door, to use a fan even on the most humid summer nights, to use the phone (he would often… Continue reading 5 Things My Abuser Taught Me
As I write this there is a “Jumper” standing on Coronado bridge, the third deadliest suicide bridge in the United States. The same bridge that I’ve crossed countless times residing in “America’s Finest City”, San Diego. It’s fabulous view has provided me with many fond memories, particularly the first time I ever drove across. It… Continue reading You Belong Here
Recently, several articles have been published on the possibility of Birth Control being linked to depression. If you are considering any method of birth control I recommend doing intense research. I can tell you that 2 years ago, I did not. That is how I spent an entire year in hormone hell. My first thought… Continue reading Nexplanon: The Year I Lost My S**T