I don’t always want to laugh at my pain, but laughter is an involuntary act.
“There are people and outlets to help you carry that weight, but you have to be the one to find them before it gets too heavy.”
A guide to making your needs known.
“The signs of change are minute, but they exist.”
Giving a speech at graduation.
Telling the unedited version of my life story, to myself and everyone else.
Here for you if you need a holiday escape.
How to recognize and address this type of manipulation.
Crushin’, and crushin’ on the idea of crushin’.
Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
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