“Stay Strong!” A Message From a Stranger.

“Stay Strong!” A Message From a Stranger.

Usually, when you see writing on the bathroom stall it's something disgusting, foolish, and mind-numbing. This two-word message came just in time...

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Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

"I want to unlearn how to hate me." A sentence from one of my letters to God. I wanted to take just a moment to express thoughts and feelings about how I have fallen into the trap of hating myself. It's a trap that was set many years ago and we fall into it usually [...]

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

How being strong, black, and proud is not a treatment for mental illness. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and compulsive eating. (Update: PTSD and recurrent depression.) I have no shame in admitting that to anyone anymore because I know that I am not alone. I also want you and all the members of [...]