National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

It's National Coming Out Day 20GayTeen, and I wanted to share something with you. ūüôā A few months ago, I had a written response assignment based on an article I read for school.¬† It was meant to be a personal response, and I thought, "What would be more personal for me than to respond to [...]

Levelled Up!

Levelled Up!

September 17th of this year I turned 30. A month ago (yesterday!) I celebrated with a day that I will never forget. Turning thirty was an incredible milestone for me. Most people from my generation that I've spoken to, who have either passed this marker of life or are creeping up to it quickly, express [...]

Lust For Life

Lust For Life

Proclaiming to love yourself in this world is seen as brave, as courageous, as rebellious. In a world that profits from your self-loathing, saying a big 'Fuck You!' to the people that perpetuate this hatred within you is seen as incredible...and I find that so disturbing. I am not brave or courageous for loving myself. [...]

The Abyss

The Abyss

A poetic, visual piece of my reality living with Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  This piece is real, and raw, and has been clawing to get out for some time now.  In working to capture the true essence of what's within my mind on any given day, I had to strip away the layers - [...]

Pride! (& Bisexuality)

Pride! (& Bisexuality)

I read my horoscope the other day on Chani Nicholas and I was shook.  It was a much needed reminder that I am exactly where I am meant to be at this moment in time.  Here's an excerpt of what literally chilled me to the bone: "Friday’s full moon connects to the core of your personal [...]

Are you offended?

Probably. It seems like everyone is offended by everything these days. Luckily (or maybe unluckily) for you, I'm referring to cis-gendered, thin, white, able-bodied women who are currently getting all kinds of up-in-arms over what's going on in the #BodyPositive community right now. Shit, that's you? Well, listen up, friend.  I was with you, too...for [...]

Elemental Necessity

Elemental Necessity

As someone who deals extensively with depression and anxiety on a daily basis, constantly being around people can be a really big hindrance to my recovery. It's incredibly draining to always be around that much stressed out, negative energy. On this #SelfCareSunday, I'm sharing with you an adventure I took yesterday and how being out [...]

When One Door Closes…

I got a letter in the mail today. One that I was super anxious about receiving, that I busted my ass off for two years working towards, that I was praying would carry the answer I was longing for. It didn't. I was hoping against everything to start my Bachelor of Nursing in September.  Today, [...]

This Is The Why

This Is The Why

**TRIGGER WARNER: Self-Harm, Self-Harm Scars** Disclaimer: I have received full permission to post my thoughts, and these photos. Loren, I love you ‚̧ This is the why. When I started this blog, I had no idea what direction it would take, and if you'd told me 4 years ago that I'd be making this post, [...]