As a writer, every single one of my characters has a little bit of me poured into them, and none so much as the protagonists I write
I'm tired. Perhaps that's the hardest thing to explain. Because when I say I'm tired, I don't mean that I'm just 'tired', I mean that I'm tired to my very soul. I'm tired of being a chronic pain patient. I'm tired of being in pain all the time, I'm tired of having to explain … Continue reading I’m tired
I had a chat with my sister this evening that I want to share with you all. It's an important one I think that every person with any form of chronic pain needs to have at some point. And it's to do with how we perceive our place in the world and our abilities to … Continue reading Just because I’m in pain doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy life
In the past few days, my social media feeds have been full of anguished cries over the new Star Trek movie and the fact that Sulu is a aay man. Now if you know me, you know I'm a Trekker. I live for Sci-Fi, I breathe Sci-Fi, and I dream in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Science … Continue reading Sci-Fi, Queer Women, and the lack of our representation
Things are changing when it comes to my mental health. They are slow and gradual changes, but they are changes nonetheless. Things are taking a gradual move into the positive direction and I want to document that here on my blog. I'm not going to cut any corners in this post, so I suggest you … Continue reading Mental Health Check-In
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS POST IS ABOUT WHAT I'M CURRENTLY DEALING WITH. I DO NOT WANT TO TRIGGER ANYONE WHO HAS ANXIETY AND WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT READ IT IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT MIGHT. I'm currently dealing with panic attacks and anxiety. The nightmares are back and the thought of leaving … Continue reading Dealing with anxiety
Someone recently told a dear friend of mine that she and I are survivors. And it's true we have come through a lot, we have faced the obstacles and challenges that greet us and we have tackled them to the best of our capabilities. We have shown strength that we didn't know we were capable … Continue reading I am living, not just surviving.