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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

Stigma Fighters: Erin Mueller

I am not a pretty girl I am a spiritual girl One that loves god And one who can feel the earth move But not one who believes in churches I am a caring girl One that loves being held And can stand on her own But not one who will be taken for granted [...]

By | 2016-09-13T11:15:46+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Patrick J. Derilus

Re(member) Dad? By Patrick J. Derilus remember that time, when we lived in West Haverstraw, that time i was about a teenage boy in middle school, and my mom was outside doing something, you came out of the shower, humming some kind of a moribund song. i walked out of my room, and you snatched [...]

By | 2016-08-29T10:04:05+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Talia Blumofe

How Much More How much hatred is in my heart that I’m ripping my body to shreds? How much pain do I think I deserve that I revel in the stinging nettles blooming on my arms? How much time goes and time goes as I stare into the air, eyes glazed with fog, hands carved [...]

By | 2016-08-10T09:58:54+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Paakhi Bhatnagar

Sometimes, I want to hide behind a rock. A rock with moss; That sprouts from my tears, Kept upon the sand Of things that I lost. Hidden in a labyrinth Of missed chances. The rock will be my home, Until I am ready to come out To the world where you Have to wipe your [...]

By | 2016-07-19T10:29:16+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Carl Wade Thompson

Bipolar Tide My mind moves like the ocean, coming and going with the moon. The tide rolls in—mania, I am at the top of the world. There’s nothing I can do, mental waves crashing down. Vision distorted by emotion, can’t trust my brain anyhow. The tide rolls out-depression, I am the lowest of the lows. [...]

By | 2016-07-16T12:07:51+00:00 July 16th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Richard C. Bower

The Art of Losing Your Mind © 2015 Walk in the silent darkness Where internal voices encapsulate and surround us Where lives fragment, shapes waver, and worlds fall away We go to a place where others cant follow... When you lose your mind - where is it to be found? When life has been dismantled, [...]

By | 2016-07-14T09:39:36+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Renae Williams

The pigeon man fills his hands, with morsels caked in time He pilfers through the garbage can, so birds will flock to dine Talons cling to threadbare skin, impervious to tears Grownups judge while children grin, as droppings drench his hair Treasured by this vagrant, is bond of bird and man I stroll on by [...]

By | 2016-02-09T18:10:11+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Sane Jane

Riding passenger with my mother traveling back to my lux two-bedroom apartment, I suddenly burst into tears. She sat confused, and bewildered. I later learned symptoms of mental illness usually strike in the early 20's of many young adults. I can attest to this fact, they hit hard. Unable to truly express my feelings the [...]

By | 2016-02-05T13:18:36+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighter's Poetry, Stigma Fighters|2 Comments