Crystal Jackson is a former therapist turned author. Her work has been featured on Medium, Elite Daily, NewsBreak, Your Tango, and The Good Men Project. She is the author of the Heart of Madison series and 3 volumes of poetry.
No One Prepared Me for My 8-Year-Old Son Calling Me “Bruh”
That’s sus, bruh. I look around, but he’s talking to me. My 8-year-old son just called me “bruh”. Let’s overlook the fact that I only recently defined “sus” for him. He went from mama to mommy to mom to bruh faster than I ever expected. Mostly, because I never expected that last one.
An Exhaustive — and Exhausting — Guide to the Treatment of PMDD
I breathed a literal sigh of relief when my doctor diagnosed me with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, more commonly known as PMDD. I felt my entire body relax as I waited for her to tell me how she was going to fix it. It didn’t take long for disappointment and overwhelm to set in.
11 Ways to Support Other Writers
I don’t really understand writers who feel competitive about their work. Have they ever met a true reader? True readers never, and I mean never, run out of reading material. They’re always on the lookout for the next great thing to read, and many of us collect authors, cross genres, and do whatever it takes to keep our to-be-read list fully stocked.