I wonder if she thought of me when she cinched her belt, and if she had to punch extra holes in the leather before she did it, and if it was real leather or as fake as we were. I wonder these things, and quickly follow up my wondering with more, like why I am … Continue reading Her Belt
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
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide and/or self-injury, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255). I’m not good right now I’m not well at all But here I am! Right over here I’m still alive Beating the odds As I’m holding on by a thread. … Continue reading The Truth About Living On Borrowed Time – Peter Olsen
Update 1: The Mighty has published this piece which has been updated with Walmart's response to the costume makeup being sold on their online store. Update 2 : We would like to thank Walmart for removing this from their online store. Update 3 – On Monday, October 25 Rubie’s Costume Co, responded to Stephanie Bennett-Henry’s request … Continue reading Dear Walmart
I have fallen hard, swirled to the bottom of a bottle of Jack, stuck to the blade after the perfect line was cut. I have had life breathed back into me, great thrusts upon my heart cracking ribs, as if pain could will me to stay. I walked the halls of the damned, kissed death … Continue reading I have fallen
Last month Stephanie Bennett-Henry and I wrote something together that touches on Stigma. I was reluctant to post it for (get this) fear of offending people. How ridiculous is that? Pretty ridiculous considering the disgusting comments and jokes that people are making today, in regard to Sinead O'Connor. I swear to God, some of you need … Continue reading Crazy, Cancer & Chuckles
Until you've tethered your madness to someone else's sanity in order to keep breathing, you don't know vulnerability.