Recommended reading for healing, understanding, motivation, and instruction.
I’m not racing to get through college.
By obsessively documenting my emotions, I wasn’t really feeling them.
Coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy—and a miscarriage.
The instinct to care is worth preserving.
A guide to combatting that oh-god-I’m-an-adult-now feeling.
Sneaking out, partying, and inventing assignments in the name of freedom.
My “adult” and “young” selves are in a tug of war.
There can be relief that comes with your whole reality shifting.
An excerpt from Do What You Want, a zine about mental health.
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