The holidays can be a difficult time to endure in normal circumstances. Between the global pandemic, harsh political climate, and the continuation of racial injustice towards minorities and indigenous peoples, the holidays might seem unbearable and not worth going through this year. I want to encourage you that, if you’re feeling this way, you are not alone and you are not crazy. Here are five things you can try to help you get through the season without sacrificing your health.
I didn’t really have much sex or biology education. I didn’t really know that the little pooch I’d been hating on and trying to get rid of since I was 6 years old was actually my uterus and was supposed to be there. I didn’t know that having different sized breasts than the rest of the girls my age was pretty normal. I just didn’t know. I’ve spent my whole life hating the body I was born in and thinking that I wasn’t enough; I’ve spent too much time thinking I was too chunky, had too short of a waist, my thighs were too fat, my head was an ugly shape, my cheeks were too chubby, and that if I could just *fix* all the little things, that I could have a chance at being happy.
Did you know that lemons are not naturally occurring? They’re a hybrid of citron and bitter orange. This basically means that life giving you lemons is life giving you an unnaturally occurring situation, right?
As she opened her eyes, the brisk air filled her tired lungs. She wiped the eye crusties off and remembered that she hadn’t removed her mascara and bright crimson lipstick last night. She looked across the room and her roommate, Evellynne was passed out on the emerald velvet (faux velvet) couch with her stick-straight purple hair hanging in her face.