Sharing stories to reduce stigma and promote recovery.
Fat Folks Guide to Pleasure
Being in a bigger body is a beautiful thing. But, unfortunately, not all of society is caught up yet. Learning to love your body in all its glory can be tricky, especially when exploring your sexuality and pleasure. Those of us in fat bodies often receive the message that we don’t deserve to love our bodies or aren’t ‘sexy,’ which is RIDICULOUS! Sexy knows no size, and neither does pleasure. So, wherever you are on your pleasure journey, here are some tips and tricks to help from your fellow fat friend. (This article is may be geared more toward people with vulvas.)
Getting a Tonsillectomy as an Adult: What to Expect from Start to Finish
All experiences are my own. This post should NOT replace medical advice. The procedure and protocol may differ depending on location; all information is from my procedure in Ontario, Canada.
Surviving the Holidays with Mental Illness
For many, the holidays are a time of love, joy and celebration. Filled with smiles, family, and good food. For me and many people with mental illness, it can be the worst time of year. Full of expectations, reflecting on the past year and having therapists on vacation.
Dear You, I'm Taking My Power Back
It took me days and days to feel okay enough to publish this. I'm sitting at my desk, staring at my computer screen listening to the rain as I read this over and over and over again, debating whether or not to hit publish. I'm uncomfortable with the finality of hitting that button even though I know I need to do this. Not for you, or my family or my past; but for me, right now in this moment and for my future self. I need to let go of the fear and the control you have over me and have had over me since I was little. You don't control me anymoreand I refuse to let the thought of you stop me from living my life. I know I should have done this a long time ago but I'm proud of myself for feeling worth it enough to do it now. I'm done pretending nothing happened and secretly letting you tear me apart behind the closed doors of my mind. I'm done with it. I don't want you in my head anymore, and I will not let what you said and put me through stop me from becoming who I want and deserve to be.
Borderline for Beginners
Any information given is based upon my experience and is not to replace medical or psychiatric care. Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental illness that is often misunderstood. Often, a diagnosis does not come without a lot of misdiagnoses and frustration. The stigma surrounding this particular mental illness is one of the most severe. People with borderline personality disorder are often treated unfairly by doctors and those in the mental health system because of the lack of education surrounding the subject.
- Top Story - June 2019
Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQ+ ChildTop Story - June 2019
As Pride Month comes to an end, it is important to remember that queer pride should not just be reserved for one month of the year. LGBTQ+ pride needs to be 24/7, 365 days a year. The acceptance of queer and trans youth is especially important in the home and between family. For some parents, the thought of having an LGBTQ+ child may be difficult to understand, for others, it never even comes to mind until their child comes out. The fact is that queer and trans youth that are accepted by their families are much less likely to commit suicide, or suffer with depression surrounding their sexuality or gender identity. In general, acceptance increases thehappiness in the home, and in the child.
Helping Your Child With Mental Illness
I was 13 the first time anyone noticed I was struggling. My grades in school started to slip, I lost friends, and I began to isolate myself. It was scary to have people ask me questions and want to change my routine. I didn't trust them, I thought, "There's no way they will understand this." While I still understand this thought, I realize that it was not 100 percent the case.