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What Constant Dissociation Feels Like

With talk of dissociation becoming ever more prevalent, I’ve noticed a lot of people using the word to describe everything from mild boredom to extreme episodes of mental illness. While I’m grateful this phenomenon is making its way into the public spotlight, I’d like to clarify what I mean when I say I’m dissociated. It’s… Continue reading What Constant Dissociation Feels Like

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The Voices In My Head Keep Me Sane

Note: I do not condone listening to advice from the voices in your head. I do not condone creating fictional relationships. I do not condone any of the choices I’ve made that are described in this essay. I simply wish to reflect on my decisions as a unique individual with borderline personality disorder. This is… Continue reading The Voices In My Head Keep Me Sane

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Spiraling Up: How I Rise Past Depression and Anxiety

Six months ago, I had a really hard time accomplishing anything. I had a manuscript for a short story that I had been working on for five years sitting on my desktop. I was enrolled in an online college course, but making progress was like pulling teeth. My friends dwindled in number because I didn’t… Continue reading Spiraling Up: How I Rise Past Depression and Anxiety

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Adulting is Hard (With Half-Assed Apologies to Boulder Millennials)

I grew up in the nation-state of Boulder, Colorado. In Boulder, many a college student’s idea of “independence” is spending their parents’ money and doing laundry at their parents’ house and texting with their parents’ mobile data. (Okay, so I do all those things.) And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, it does raise… Continue reading Adulting is Hard (With Half-Assed Apologies to Boulder Millennials)