My Traumatic Adolescence (Part 1)

Up until I was eight years old, my family lived in a semi-community type suburban street. I lived across from and near where friends at my elementary school lived. The house me and my parents lived in was actually a duplex that was owned by the family that lived upstairs from us. But from the […]

The Battle Of My Brain (Poem)

What happened to my smile? If I have so many blessings, Why am I now in denial? Can’t stop stressing All because of one triggered thought? Not the first time that’s happened I go from feeling free To anger anguish and sadness All I want is pure happiness And yesterday, it was right in reach […]

How Twitter Saved My Life (Part 6)

I was receiving so much support on Twitter from people more than ever. And vise versa. In fact, this wasn’t even from just MH Advocates anymore. It was a wider range. In little to no time I had around 3,000 followers, all due to my dedication to the Resistance. Twitter had a trending FollowBack campaign […]

How Twitter Saved My Life (Part 5)

My birthday had come. It was the end of June and I was not looking forward to it. I would be turning 30 and I hated the idea of being at the stereotypical age where you are no longer “young” and are expected to become a stereotypical “grown-up” overnight more or less. Given what life’s […]

I Will Never Stop

I was taken away from public school to a physically and mentally abusive school. But I kept going I was so depressed after so many school tried to bring me down as a pre-teen But I kept going I felt like nobody understood me But I kept going I was stuck in schools for years […]