Tag: depression

Light Between the Cracks – A Poem

I am outside myself looking inwards. There is a storm within me, one of fire and rain, spark and water. Its winds howl inside my skin, filling my head with words that make no sense, but hurt all the same. I feel droplets of…

Little Yellow Magnet – It’s Almost Here!

It goes without saying that Little Yellow Magnet was a difficult book to write. It was also the most rewarding. When I first started writing it, I called Little Yellow Magnet my little book of positivity. The idea behind it at first was to…

Elastic Bands, Band-Aids, Words and Song – A Poem

Every day is the same: I work on holding myself together. I wrap my body in found things: elastic bands, string, a pleasing melody, Band-Aids, a well written line of text, the occasional staple. These have built up over time, to form a cocoon…

The Joy of Release – A Poem

I sit outside, the air cold upon my face. Sun is shining down through leaves coloured red, orange, gold and yellow. When the sun shines through them, it changes the colour of my skin. Though there is joy all around me, I am torrent…

My Story – On Learning to Sparkle

I recently watched Nanette by the incredibly talented Hannah Gadsby. Since viewing the program, I’ve been moved to share my story. Nanette was comedic, yes, but it was also gut wrenchingly honest. I know this isn’t the kind of thing I typically share on…

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