The Reality of a Wellness Check

If you live in America, you may already know what a wellness check consists of, but for those who've never had the police called on them to "check on their safety" then I'm going to let you know exactly what happens and how you will be treated, at least how you will be treated in [...]

Connection Between Body Weight and Health

This whole smaller body equates better health thing that society perpetuates is interesting to me. As someone who gained 70 pounds, then lost 60 pounds, then gained 10 of those back, I feel like I've gained some perspective on this whole social construct. In the photo I chose for this post, I am at my [...]

16 hours of sleep and PMDD

I'm going to do that thing Society says women shouldn't do: talk about my period. If this makes you squeamish then maybe don't read this one. If you're someone who struggles monthly, perhaps you'd like to read on. Last night/yesterday, I slept for 16 hours. This is coming from someone who typically just can't ever [...]

The Other Side of Silence

This one is for the women (and yes, men, too) who aren't ready to talk, who aren't ready to divulge the details of probably the worst days of their lives. It is for the people who bravely wake up, day after day, and carry on despite the weight of their secrets. This one is to [...]

Abstract Longings for What Might Be

TW: this blog will cover issues of rape/sexual assault, so if you're not feeling particularly safe and supported please take care before reading. Every year someone inevitably tells me: "You know, they say, 'whatever you are doing to bring in the new year is what you will be doing for the rest of the year.'" [...]