Category Archives: Mental Health

Memory

CN: dissociation, and possibly other MH stuff, memory issues My favourite thing about the Netflix crime show Marcella has to be how Marcella navigates her memory fog. The fugue phases. Granted in her case, she usually does something extreme or … Continue reading

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Dredge

Last night, I turned into the moon; far away, one side: a shining face, shedding reflected light and tears, hanging on a paper wire from the ceiling of your bedroom; I am suspended over your bed. Sometimes I freeze time without meaning … Continue reading

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Blood and Lemon and Salt

“Why can’t we be friends” he asks. “It doesn’t seem right, we’ve known each other so long.” I have come to love the smell of things ending, a fresh and steely cut like blood and lemon and salt air that … Continue reading

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Stone Lady

let me tell you about the stone lady. she is beautiful like the moon and dead like the moon too. there is something unearthly alien future machine swimming behind her eyes, along the curve of her cheek. Electric eel-tipped fingers … Continue reading

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A letter to my mother: On Marriage and Happiness and Need and Want

Dear Mom, I know you want me to be happy. You’ve always said it, exasperatedly, sincerely, beautifully, sadly, kindly, sometimes unkindly if we’re going to be honest: that all you ever want is for me to be happy. I know … Continue reading

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Weekend Zee TV Special

TW: fatphobia, shame, suicidal ideation (graphic images), anti sex work stigma, Desi Family Drama My mother is anxious. I am at a Tim Horton’s. The problem with living in the middle of nowhere is that there is nowhere to go to … Continue reading

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Three Frenemies

Introduction: This piece is one in a chronological series. Feel free to find the others here, and to browse through any companion piece, set in the same universe.  Witches 1. Three Frenemies 2. Fall Coven Meet 3. BeingLovedAgain 4. The Fourth Witch Goddesses 5. … Continue reading

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Dawkins, Shingles, a Penknife, and Pickled Mango/Ginger

The other day, I wrote a post on how valuing intentions can be a radically compassionate act. I’ve written too in a previous post about how Christmastime has been generally a very beautiful and meaningful time for me, and how reclaiming … Continue reading

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Valuing Intentions: A Radically Compassionate Act

Update: I have written a companion piece to this post, describing practical ways in which valuing intentions have manifested in my own life. You can find it here. So often in social justice movements, I see this chant being leveled … Continue reading

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Reflections

As 2015 comes to a close, I’m recognizing that it is the first time in many years that I’ve been able to think about a new beginning with hope, with a fresh outlook, with an imagination. This is a post about healing, … Continue reading

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