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Shitty Poetry & Learning to Breathe

October 7, 2019 // 1 Comment

Jerusha Gray shares how stumbling upon a childhood poetry journal has reminded her to always carve out space to breathe, to create, to put it on paper. [...]

When Inspiration Becomes Hard Reality

September 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

Don’t get me wrong, I love an inspirational meme. In fact, they have become a staple in my social media scrolling each day, especially when I’m feeling life rubbing me [...]

Ugly Steps and Crooked Railings

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

When we first bought our house, it had a wonky, completely non-code step that led up onto the front porch. It required you to think twice before attempting it, every single [...]

Stupid Little Reasons to Stay

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Content warning: this piece contains mentions of suicidal ideation, PTSD, and depression The bedroom is quiet and gray. Only a strip of pearly morning glows around the edges [...]

Panic Attacks and Little Debbies

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

I need to be more transparent. I need to stop glossing it over. I need to stop posting about a life that is edited with filters and lighting. I need to tell more people that [...]

When Depression Strikes, I Run

August 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

I’ll never forget the very first time I laced up my running shoes. It was a few weeks after my mom and I had participated in the Detroit Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 5K [...]

Wishlist from a Struggler

August 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s happened to all of us. We hear of someone else’s illness or misfortune, and we feel bad for them. Or, maybe we’re frightened or triggered because we’re reminded [...]
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