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Sadie Gardner – The Jacket

When my great aunt passed away, I had a chance to look through her things and choose something that I wanted to keep. She never signed her will and while we did donate everything we could, we wanted to keep a few things to remind us of her. While looking through her closet, an olive-green [...]

By |2019-12-02T11:28:14-07:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Abigail Okon – Oh, What Horrors OCD Holds

Looks from people passing by Their looks of pity asking why As though they think I have the answer But I am simply this puppet’s dancer. Embarrassed beyond all means, I just want to be like other teens. Praying that they won’t see, What is truly wrong with me. Metal chains wrapped around my wrists [...]

By |2019-10-31T11:59:45-07:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Gabrielle Szynski – DYSPHORIA

*CW: Mention of eating disorder behaviors  “One last thing: I congratulate you on your journey of recovery.” Recover: Verb, to return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Was I...normal again? I look at my computer screen, the pale glow the only source of light in my apartment. My legs are curled underneath [...]

By |2019-10-29T11:30:19-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Emily Mulligan – Sock & Buskin

Up and down… Up and down… Up and down… Over and over again… Mania exhibits itself as a hysterically excited companion, Chortling and guffawing and chattering with gnashing teeth, Expansive eyes shifting every which way, And a gnarled smile snaking throughout my mask. A dark-eyed playmate who never sleeps, An atrophied friend who never eats. [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:20:03-07:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Flora Lister – Fall into the Sea

And sometimes all I want Is to fall into the sea And sometimes others happiness is a taunt And other times I need it to distract me Always I want to drive for miles on end But never will it suffice For my same problems are around the bend And only in my dreams is [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:23:09-07:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Hailey Coleman – Now, I Have Power

Moments of safety and strength are where I live now. Yet every day I miss you. I can laugh, cry and smile now. This is power. I wouldn’t trade these abilities to feel your cold steel grip again. Yet every day I miss you. I pass a scale and feel your skeletal fingers beckon me [...]

By |2019-10-01T11:09:53-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Kira Dorothy – Find Your Feather Stick

Whenever I've had rescue animals, they have been older animals needing new homes. Last spring was the first time our rescue animal was just a baby. She was a 7-week old kitten who was so tiny that she slept inside our shirts. We named her Lily. In her first week at home, one of us [...]

By |2019-10-01T10:59:44-07:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments