The Mirror: Friend or Foe?

Vision — it’s always been with me. I should view it as a gift, I really should. But I don’t always. I see very ugly things happening around me. Some people appear so pretty, so nice. But their words and actions say otherwise. Because of them, Some days I’m at a crossroads of “numb it …

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What I Wanted vs. What I Needed as a Student with Mental Illness

With today being National Teacher Day and this week being Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to share my experiences as a student with mental illness. In high school, when my struggles with mental illness began to surface, I sought out teachers for support. I think looking at it from a surface level, there were peers …

I am Fat and Healthy, but no Fat Person has to be Healthy for you to Treat them Kindly

I am fat and healthy. I could become unhealthy due to being fat as I age, but the point of the work I do is to show you that’s none of your concern. With new supporters on my Instagram page comes new minds — many of whom don’t understand the work I do. So, if …