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In the Midst of Violence, Hope

Ropafadzo Mugadza is an editorial assistant at Boshemia.  CW: In this piece, Ropa writes about her experience of childhood in Zimbabwe where she witnessed police brutality and violence against women in her neighborhood.  590 more words

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“I still look towards the horizon. I remain restless. I continue to feel that there is something underneath me that defines me more than what I have done.” The author at… 19 more words



I had a dream about a drag queen named Dharma. 

I added it to my list of things to look up when my eyes stopped drooping—itchy skin after beach; dharma. 487 more words

Thoughts On Things

The Dying Dead's Death

When I was at school, we read Emily Dickinson’s Because I Could Not Stop For Death. My English teacher interpreted this line in the poem – … 2,209 more words



Tourette Syndrome (TS or Tourettes) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.

God! This topic again? Can you tolerate another blog post about mental health? 782 more words

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Antidepressants Killed My Sex Drive—and Ability to Orgasm

When antidepressants killed my sex drive, I lost hope.

I went on antidepressants for the first time when I was around 19 or 20. Though I’d struggled with depression for most of my life, it was the first time I’d ever talked to a doctor about it. 721 more words



This is part of a conversation I had lately, and I thought I’d share it on the off-chance someone can relate to it.

I think having to transition from working directly under excellent and attentive managers has spoiled me. 181 more words

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