"‘You three get two scoops of ice cream.’ She then looked at me and said, ‘You’ll get a kiddie scoop.’”
"I avoided those relationships where love was free and easy. Because it didn't feel 'earned,' so I didn't feel worthy."
I’m breathless now, looking back at all the ways you would not back down from survival.
Eating disorders are built on a house of lies, but if it's the only house you've ever lived in, you just won't see it that way.
I used my proximity to body positive spaces to disregard the very idea that I needed help — and I'm paying the price physically, mentally, and emotionally now.
"You never lived to see the day when your life didn’t require a disclaimer — instead, your death now required one, too."
I wish I had the Perfect Transgender Narrative™ to convince you of my validity. But I don’t.
As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide…
In truth, his soul was hollowed out long before he found us.
"Heart reacts" and "hope you're okay" comments on Facebook, however well-intentioned they are, often aren't enough.