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Cindy Kolbe – Struggling with Serendipity

I was voted most likely to succeed as a high school senior. Like so many things in my life, it surprised me. I thought I understood success, but I was wrong. My first year at Ohio State, I fell head-over-heels in love and married the next summer. A month after my wedding, newly 19, I [...]

By |2019-03-27T07:12:47-07:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Silus Bedlam – One Strange Night

When you’ve solved a hard problem Before words can be formed There’s a small spark of light And your brain’s slightly warmed Unannounced one strange night The light it turned on Slowly growing and glowing A magnificent dawn Next a flood of ideas Poured in all around me Till I bathed in pure truth And [...]

By |2019-03-18T13:34:40-07:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

David Seaman

Sixteen years ago I was a forty-year-old employed white male who had just informed his doctor that he self-harmed by cutting his arm. My psychiatrist at the time spun in his chair to face me, shock showing on his face. “Teenage girls normally do that,” he informed me. My embarrassment was immediate but I’d promised [...]

By |2019-03-18T13:20:59-07:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Anne Mikusinski – Here, Living with the Black Dog

There’s an advertisement that airs frequently on daytime tv lately for some medication that helps with a physical condition, where the man talks about how he’s accepted the fact that he’s not as young as he used to be, he’s not able to do the things he used to, and the changes he’s learned to [...]

By |2019-03-16T12:52:04-07:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Talia Blumofe – Snow Princess

I charm and beguile Smile that damn smile Who can resist the wiles of the snow princess? I’m weightless in wool Aglow in the snow Lend me your hand, let me keep your warm fingers cold. I’m dressed heavy, so heavy Drowning in a fortress around me What is my body to them all but [...]

By |2019-03-16T19:17:46-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments