Writing with Depression & Anxiety

It’s a strange thing to consider yourself a vessel for stories; it might not be so strange when, in school, you’ve been called a hard worker, a bit of a loner, but one who always meets deadlines and goes above expectations. (Is this a humble brag?) Anyhow, this tends to conjure up severe anxiety over …

A Letter to Neurodivergent Writers

When it comes to depression and anxiety, there can be a tendency to “feel more deeply,” which can be great for connecting with others. At the same time, there are also sublime experiences or intense experiences of both terror and awe. These are sometimes too much to process, and it’s completely understandable to avoid them. …

Imagine Constantly Thinking About Food

Content warning: This piece contains specific eating disorder & OCD habits that may be difficult to read about if you struggle with these experiences. I read the headline of an article that pretty much said, “How Can Someone Obsessed with Food Be Anorexic?” I am now recovering from my eating disorder, and I can tell you …

How Travel Freed My Caged Body & Mind

All chronic illness sufferers know the heart-wrenching impact of watching the person they once were fade into oblivion. As your symptoms take hold of your body and mind, simple pleasures that you once enjoyed can become completely achievable. As a child, there was no stopping me. There wasn’t a sports team, dance club, or outdoor …