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Questioning

Questioning

  Preface: After 18 years of life, I’m finally in a place where I’m open enough with myself explore gender and what it means to me. It’s very liberating and exciting but also weird, uncomfortable and foreign.
Some thoughts on the US 2016 Election

Some thoughts on the US 2016 Election

I’ve wanted to write for days. I still don’t know if I’m ready to, though, to put it all out there. To come to terms with what has happened. But I need to if I’m going to feel better any time soon. Donald Trump was voted in to be the 45th President of the United...
Taking On Pride

Taking On Pride

October and September were big months for me. There were meetings in gelato shops and cafes until 8pm. Going to school on the weekend. Editing posters until 11:30 pm. Endless emails and to do lists. But it all paid off. Myself and some friends produced the first ever LGBT+ Pride week at our all girls...
PRIDE

PRIDE

I hold a collection of stones in my hands. I did not collect them myself, but somehow they got slipped into my pocket. They are not all the same. Some are larger than others, Different shades and colors. Some are rough and hard, Some are smooth, cold.   Each of the stones have words on...
Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

  A short article about truth and fiction by Kate Isabella. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”  -Mark Twain. High school is full of fiction. The longer you spend there, the better you get at hiding things, whether it be from teachers, parents,...
Gay is okay. Isn't it?

Gay is okay. Isn’t it?

  So, I’m just a little bit pissed off. I’d say that I’m furious or disgusted and to an extent of course I am, but alas I am not surprised or shocked. By now quite a lot of us have seen the headlines “Mississippi Passes Bill That Legalises LGBTQI Discrimination.”  Well. Isn’t that a great...
The Illusion of Recovery

The Illusion of Recovery

Recovery from a broken leg takes 6 months. Recovery from a C-section takes 6 weeks. Recovery from a gallbladder takes 7-10 days. Recovery from a mental illness? A lifetime. Since August 2015, I have been in recovery from depression and anxiety. It’s now January 2016 and recovery is still very difficult. I’m not where I...
The Amazing Firsts of Learning to Love Myself

The Amazing Firsts of Learning to Love Myself

  I am overweight. I have been for over half of my life. I’ve had doctors, friends, parents and society constantly remind me of this. There is little room in society for someone like me to love myself. Until I was about 13 or 14 I always saw myself as a “thin girl” in a...
Eviction

Eviction

  This is a Notice To Terminate Tenancy. You are hereby notified that your tenancy of the premises will be terminated on 4th of December 2015. And on that day you will be required to surrender the premises to the Landlord. This is a letter to my anxiety and depression.
Cornflowers

Cornflowers

Illustration by Marie-Anne Dt.    We had everything we thought we would need to ever be happy School was a drag and the days were long But we had each other
La tristesse durera toujours

La tristesse durera toujours

I am Hamlet as he contemplates and questions. I am Sylvia as she locks the children upstairs then rushes to turn on the gas. I as Vincent as he wanders lost into the field, holds the gun to his chest and pulls the trigger.
Mind(fulness) over matter

Mind(fulness) over matter

Illustration by Thuy Seecof.  Over a month ago, I watched a video on youtube about a meditation style called mindfulness. I took some real interest in it. I tried to practice it, watched a few videos, found it hard, then gave up. Then, the other day in our very first session, my new therapist asked...