Posts tagged "november 2016"
Self Shelled in Pink

Self Shelled in Pink

All My Siblings

All My Siblings

I know I’m not the first person to say that families can be very tricky to deal with. Yes, they’re there for life, the good ones should always stand by you and all that, but most people know that this hardly guarantees that you’re always going to enjoy spending time with them. More times than...
Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

Trigger Jokes and Trigger Warnings

I’d like to believe that I possess a great sense of humor and that I’m pretty accepting of other people’s sense of humor as well. However, something that I cannot, for the life of me, understand is “triggered” jokes.
Family of One

Family of One

Families serve as great support systems. Some people are fortunate to have dysfunctional,su yet loving families. Some people find and create their family. But there are some of us that do not have the love and support of our genetic families, adopted families, or friend families. We may be lost and alone, looking for that...
Drinking KoolAid

Drinking KoolAid

“You’ve really drunk the Kool-Aid, haven’t you?”
How I Created a Wound

How I Created a Wound

Chinese New Year, my dad Skypes his family: two brothers, one sister, and both his parents. None of them are fluent in English–most of them only know a few words–and I’m not fluent in Mandarin so whenever I join my dad, I have to stitch together words to form grammatically incorrect sentences while conversation flows...
Self Love and the 2-D Family

Self Love and the 2-D Family

Loneliness sucks. Understatement of the year? Perhaps, but I’m letting my inner poet take the day off. So much art has been dedicated to loneliness, so I’m not going to wax poetic about the soul sucking emptiness of loneliness, though I could easily do so all day.
MOTHER

MOTHER

Mother, your love baked a shell around me until I was ready to crack it and rise from the Earth
Editor's Letter— November 2016: The Family

Editor’s Letter— November 2016: The Family

An idea that I’ve had to grapple with was the saying that “family is forever.” I’ve made many friends over the years, and many of them have faded from my life. I’ve learned that although I considered close friends to be my family, it’s always possible that those friendships can end.