Stigma Fighters

/Stigma Fighters

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

Naftali Garber – The Forgotten in our Society

This past Shabbos I was reminded of how far I think we have to go in how we treat a large percentage of the population. A relative’s kid had come down with a case of cancer and the whole family was in disarray and going through a ton of anguish. The sympathy I felt, and [...]

By |2019-09-26T11:52:16-07:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Kira Dorothy – Changes

Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'. - Bob Dylan [...]

By |2019-09-06T14:48:44-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Chris Morris – One Year Later

One year ago today, I shuffled out of the psych ward. They said I was ready to face the world again, and that my suicidal thoughts were under control. I wasn’t so sure. I knew the demons that I still faced every morning, and every night, and every moment in between. But, I was apparently [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:13:35-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|4 Comments