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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 [...]

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 [...]

Overheard in the Coffee Shop

August 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

Content warning: suicide My name is not Alan Smithee. Unlike the Hollywood directors who ran from their projects, I want to attach my name to this post. I just can’t. There [...]

It’s Not A Rant, It’s My Reality

August 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Content warning: suicide, loss Ever notice when we get completely worked up and really want to express what affects us deeply, we call it a rant? I’ve had rants before. [...]

How Tattoos Tell Our Stories

July 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

I used to have a bumper sticker—fortunately, never affixed to my car’s bumper—that read, “tattoos: not just for sailors and whores anymore.” The sex worker-shaming [...]
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