Depression is Real and So is Ignorance

It's suicide prevention month, and as most of you know, suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and teens, second to motor vehicle accidents. Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am (I rarely sleep when I am beginning to swing) and went to twitter and saw the following from this … Continue reading Depression is Real and So is Ignorance

Nothing Will Change The World

For Fiona, and every other guardian of nothing. Nothing Will Change The World You told us to stop writing and start doing because our words mean nothing, our voices mean nothing, and nothing we say will change the world. Nothing will convince the sun that she should set on golden shoulders and rise falling over … Continue reading Nothing Will Change The World

Hush

If I could claw the words out of the back of my throat and give them, dripping of me, to you, we would talk of sticky hands, and the messes they make. ©Nicole Lyons 2016

Thank you, Sir, Can I Have Another? – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Thank you, Sir, can I have another? I wasn't quite clear the first dozen times you called me a bitch, a whiny female, worthless. Tell me again how I'm dramatic, overreacting, just in the way. Tell me how I'm ruining everything for you just by talking. Somehow my voice got a firm grip on your … Continue reading Thank you, Sir, Can I Have Another? – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

If I Could – Nicole on FC

A huge thank you to Julie Anderson and Feminine Collective for publishing one of my most personal pieces today. I wrote this one quite awhile back in response to people dismissing my illness. If I Could

The Ugliest War of You 

Absolutely amazing. This is exceptional.   I live in a place where people say “faggot”  as causal as one would say, “hello.” A passing respectful nod from a stranger  is common, although just under his brea… Source: The Ugliest War of You 

Of Maniacs and Manics

  You understand words like, empty, dry, and nothing but you’ll never know what hollow feels like because your mind will never take you under. It won’t swallow the smile from your daughter’s face before it ever reaches your eyes. You understand words like, full, vibrant, and ecstasy but you’ll never know what euphoria feels like … Continue reading Of Maniacs and Manics