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Anna Quimpo Maguire

A poem I wrote in the hospital: Happy faces everywhere All these people unaware Why can’t they stay And see that I’m not okay Don’t they see I’m not what I’m put out to be Happy on the outside Sad on the inside Can they see my forced smile To realize does it take them [...]

By | 2017-01-09T11:50:15+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Amanda Berger

Locked Out Hopping onto the bathroom vanity made of fake marble, that my mother called elegant, I studied my face. The answer to my question had to be hiding somewhere in my features. Why wouldn't other kids play with me? With desperation, I searched my reflection for what made me unacceptable. Two slightly slanted green [...]

By | 2017-01-02T11:55:23+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

RM

I Say, I'm Recovered. However is there such a thing. I don't abuse laxitaves, or make myself purge. No longer restricting calories, or missing social events. However is there such a thing as being fully recovered. I do look in the mirror and say wow I'm fat Yes, I avoided the gym and eating healthy [...]

By | 2016-12-10T12:26:24+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Elizabeth Levine

-HONEY- I couldn’t comprehend how Spring would bring new life when my heart was still buried in last September, decaying under the memories of you. But, Spring has come and gone and Autumn reigns again, bursting forth colorful displays that remind us all that there is beauty in the breakdown and life in letting go. [...]

By | 2016-12-05T22:52:05+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Jess Landwer

Bipolar has destroyed me. I suffer from a mental illness known as Bipolar disorder. Most people know it as the "happy and sad disorder". Most people know it as one stage you are elated, and the other, you are depressed. Yes, you are right about the "sad" being depression. But the "happy" spectrum, you aren't [...]

By | 2016-11-28T09:40:27+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Anagha Ananth

What you don’t see I’m afraid. I’m afraid of people. Terrified by the way they besiege me, Extending forward their lively limbs Fingers moulding contours, I cannot understand Because my mind is entirely focused On the walls of this room- The way they’re shutting upon me like a catacomb This coffin is too small, too [...]

By | 2016-11-01T08:40:12+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Mike Chin

My name is Mike Acceptance Chin I live in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada for many years I felt sad and lonely. I didn't know what it was I thought is could have been many things. I was born with a learning disability I learn slower then others. I work hard but it has been difficult for [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:29:27+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Marianne Peel

Ceremony It began with miniature bruises, really. An index finger pressed hard onto the septum of the nose. Determined pressure to rid the face of one bony protrusion. Counting to one hundred ten times. A perverted rosary prayer nightly without benefit of bead or crucifix before disappearing into sleep. Cuts followed later. Innocuous little incisions, [...]

By | 2016-09-19T11:11:51+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments