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#MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

I started taking anti-depressants again—and I’m terrified. See, I stopped taking my meds about three years ago. They weren’t really doing anything for me anymore, and, at the time, I felt like I didn’t even need them anymore. I’d just moved to New York City and I was actually, genuinely excited about my life for… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | My Short History of Being Medicated

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#Mental Health Monday | Being Depressed Online

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a long time. In fact, this post has been outlined for several months, and I’m only now sitting down to write it. It’s one thing to have an idea and another thing entirely to act on the assumption that other people might appreciate your idea as… Continue reading #Mental Health Monday | Being Depressed Online

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#Mental Health Monday | Pop Psychology Cures Need to Stop

Greetings, fellow bloggers and other humans! Today I’m bringing you another mental health discussion which will invariably turn into a rant. Please buckle your seat belts; it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The idea for this topic came to me a few weeks back. I made the grave mistake of scrolling my Facebook news… Continue reading #Mental Health Monday | Pop Psychology Cures Need to Stop

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#MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

Welcome to another #MentalHealthMonday! Hopefully this one will be a little more on the positive end of the spectrum. This week I’m celebrating my 5 year anniversary of adulting!🎉 Five years ago, I moved out of my parents’ house and halfway across the country to set out on my own. The last five years have… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | 5 Things on 5 Years

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#MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

Responsibility is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately—and for pretty much the entire time I’ve struggled with depression. It’s something I waver back and forth on in my own journaling about my mental health, and something I’m sure a lot of us struggle with when it comes to our mental health. Several years… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | how responsible are we for our mental health?

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Trope Tuesday | Realistic Romantic Obstacles

Welcome back to another Trope Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy where we discuss a specific trope and decide: love it, hate it, indifferent to it? The topic for this post was originally inspired by June’s #HMReadathon, hosted by Mariam’s Yummy Books, in which we tried to read as… Continue reading Trope Tuesday | Realistic Romantic Obstacles

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#MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

Let me start off this post with a huge TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal thoughts. I debated writing this post at all. It is not my intent to cause anyone harm, to trigger underlying feelings, or to somehow validate the idea of taking one’s own life. If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, please skip… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

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Trope Tuesday | Biphobic Tropes That Need To Die

Welcome back to another Trope Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy where we discuss a specific trope and decide: yes, indifferent, or throw it off a cliff? Today I’m going to be talking about something near and dear to my heart: biphobia in YA. (TW: biphobia, slut-shaming, brief discussion… Continue reading Trope Tuesday | Biphobic Tropes That Need To Die

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#MentalHealthMonday: on the ‘Oppression Olympics’

If you’re active in the diverse book community online, you may have noticed something referred to as “Oppression Olympics.” According to Wikipedia, Oppression Olympics “are a one-upmanship dynamic” wherein people argue about who is “more oppressed” based on identity politics and intersectionality. I’ve seen it happen when marginalized activists or writers call out a (usually… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: on the ‘Oppression Olympics’

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Discussion | Reading Religious Diversity

Hello Blogosphere! This year, I’ve been participating in the Diverse Reads 2017 challenge, hosted by Mish @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat (currently under construction). Each month, there’s a new diverse challenge. The only requirement is to read one book from each challenge, but I like to use it as a guide to which… Continue reading Discussion | Reading Religious Diversity