Nature Lover | Activist | Cancer Survivor | They/Them
I am a queer writer from Arizona sharing my journey and thoughts with you! My writing focuses on my mental health, love of nature, and everything in between!
12 Writing Prompts to Spark Your Creativity
I’m a writer. I always feel weird saying that. “I’m a writer.” Most days I don’t consider myself a writer because all I do is create poetry and jot down my thoughts and feelings about life, and other things. I don’t necessarily think that skill is needed for “my type of writing”. That being said, I’m obsessed with learning new things. I don’t know if it’s my ADHD, or just my appreciation for learning. Maybe it’s both.
A Grand Place to See Wildlife
Living in Arizona, there’s no way you can escape wildlife, no matter how hard you may try. I guess it’s a good thing I love all things wildlife! The beauty of Arizona is that the elevation rises dramatically as you head up north. My Southern town’s elevation is 500 feet above sea level. A short hour and a half drive north will put you at an elevation above 2,000 feet. The highest elevation in Arizona is 12,633 feet above sea level; an elevation that seems inconceivable in this dry, Western State.
"You're An Inspiration"
“You’re an inspiration” I hear as I’m checking the mail. “You’re an inspiration” I hear as I’m well… Grocery shopping.
Art and Community Connection
As a child, I was very athletic. I remember myself playing soccer and joining a cheer team in the same season because I loved both, and couldn’t choose between them. On Saturdays, I would be cheering for my small town’s football team, all while keeping an eye on the time. During the last quarter of the football games, I’d have to rush to change into my soccer uniform, and my parents would take me directly to my soccer matches. I loved soccer. Maybe just a bit more than cheer. Everyone around me; my family, coaches, and people I didn’t even know, said they thought I would become a professional soccer player one day. That’s what I wanted. I wanted to continue to play soccer, become a professional, and play until I couldn’t anymore.
I'm somewhere between happy and sad. While that's not bad, I hope to one day be genuinely happy. Not the happy that's portrayed in the media we see every day, where the money that's made buys your way.
Poverty is a Global Issue
Global Poverty is something that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Daily, those affected by global poverty are lacking access to food, electricity, sanitation, education, and many more vital needs in life. All needs, which are a necessity that everyone, everywhere should have equal access to.
Money Talks. No — Not in the way that everyone thinks matters. Where the world is provided like hors d’oeuvres on a platter.
6 Useful Coping Mechanisms for Anyone Living with Survivor's Guilt
*This article was not written to diagnose a mental health condition. If you suspect that you have Survivor’s Guilt, please seek a medical professional.*