The best writing advice I've ever received
being a writer, mental health

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.

Emotional hypervigilance and sensitivity
20-something miseries, mental health

High Sensitivity, Emotional Hypervigilance, and My Eroded Sense of Self

I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.

Acne skin care products
20-something miseries, hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance

I Was Not Too Sensitive, I Was Right- Acne Edition

I was not being dramatic, I was not misinterpreting anything. I was reacting rationally to an irrational situation. I just hadn’t learned that this is how it is to be a woman.