Welcome to Day 2 of the 31 days of Self Compassion. Day 2: Surrendering to all the negative feelings we run from There is one emotion that follows you in … Continue Reading For Shame. Day 2 of #31daysofselfcompassion
I was scrolling Through Medium a few weeks ago, when I stumbled on an article titled “Stop Trying to Inspire me”. The author was experiencing a sort of positivity fatigue, … Continue Reading I Don’t Want to Inspire You
When you don’t know what to say, just sit there with them and let them cry it out.
“words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial, sexual pejoratives. don’t do that. Words are things. They get on the walls. they get in your rugs, and on your clothes, and finally into you”. Dr. Maya Angelou
Men don’t get raped. Or at least not in the traumatizing way we think of women survivors of rape. That’s what Hollywood taught me. MaIe rape is funny. Male rape is the punchline.
Content warning: Rape; sexual assault; abuse; dysphoria mention; transphobia; queerphobia Dear Body, We both know there was a “before him.” I spent a long time thinking there would not be … Continue Reading Dear Body, by Oliver Schminkey