Not My Choice

I made the mistake of reading the comments in a Buzzfeed article that touched on mental illness in the form of an eating disorder.  Mental illness takes many shapes and forms, and eating disorders are (sometimes) one of the most visible.  While some of the comments were supportive and uplifting, the amount of ignorant people who … More Not My Choice

An Open Letter to: My Health Insurance Provider

Dear Health Insurance Provider, Firstly, I would like to say thank you.  Thank you for finally agreeing to cover my psychologist appointments, and for finally removing the absurd limitations and allowing me to see my psychologist more than 6 times a year. Secondly, how dare you.  When I was truly struggling with “the crazy” you seemed … More An Open Letter to: My Health Insurance Provider

White Lines

One of the worst parts about being a former cutter, or other self-harmer, is the evidence left behind; the scars.  While some of them can be played off as accidental injuries, others are painfully obvious and can be extremely embarrassing when recognized. I have three scars (well, one is five scars but they occurred at … More White Lines