A foray into vulnerability.
A journey I would rather reserve for an intimate group of people I already know have my back. But, I f…885 more words
Birth and rebirth
Nine years ago today, I gave birth to my first child, a son. It was as wondrous and miraculous as a birth is, but it also gave way to a horrific hospital stay in which I didn’t sleep for five days straight, ultimately leading to a six-week debilitating battle with untreated postpartum depression (read also as: clinical anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, obsessive thoughts, and eventually losing the ability to effectively care for myself). 1,026 more words
The result is that 80% of the population are unemployed; that is have no formal employment. 25 % live in absolute poverty – the one dollar a day threshold. 346 more words