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The River of Denial

Parents of special needs children know that hope is simply the denial of reality.

I use the “river of denial” as a hope metaphor to help others understand this phenomenal ability. 393 more words

Documentary "12 jours": interview with the filmmakers

The journal Esprit published an interview with Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon (interviewed by Emmanuel Delille and Jonathan Chalier) about their documentary ‘12 jours’ 76 more words

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Newsletter: A New Year

I changed my gender, met Caitlyn Jenner and spent 13 weeks in a psychiatric hospital since my last newsletter. Let’s catch up.

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First blog post

Hi! My name is Rachel. This is a meandering story of my life with type II bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, attachment trauma, surviving sexual violence at the hands of a number of men as well as an intimate partner, and the difficulties associated with identifying as an asexual lesbian romantic (that is, I fall in love with women and want to – eventually – spend my life with one, but I don’t want to have sex with her). 222 more words


Have you ever watched a tv show or movie where the lead character is in the middle of a situation with people all around them.  The people and noises become blurry and sound is amplified.   148 more words

Facing the Silver Lining.

In less than a week, I will be in an unfamiliar room, either with some friends that I will eventually meet at that point or on my own, reading myself to sleep. 844 more words

Mental Health

I Was Fine Yesterday

What do you do when the first anniversary of your suicide attempt is coming up? Do you celebrate still being here, or do you stay stuck in the same thoughts that plagued you before? 128 more words

Mental Health