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Personal Essay | Stand Up Straight, Girl

June 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Cathleen Trotter I was 12 years old, and my thoughts were a tangled mass of negativity. The need to remain invisible was strong—and my only survival skill. I had the [...]

This Is Not About Me | For Here, Please

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Last week, at the end of my workday, I had these sensations: tension in my neck, shoulders, and face. Followed by this feeling: the urge to yell and kick something. Followed [...]

The Persistent Optimist | “Let Be”

May 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

  If there’s one self-help phrase that lifts my hair on edge it’s “let go.” For it’s precisely when I’m most knotted up over people and circumstances that [...]