Period Talk

I am on day 2 of my period. Historically, this is the day I’d be a crampy, bloated, bitchy, exhausted mess. But today, I’m pretty okay.

I have PMDD and about three months ago, I was not doing well. I had been on hormonal birth control for about 7 or 8 months and, while it REALLY helped my symptoms initially, most of the benefits ended up being temporary.

In case you aren’t familiar with PMDD, here’s a quick layman’s description: (more…)

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Not Hiding

Content Warning: while not particularly descriptive or detailed, this piece does mention self mutilation so, if you’re extra sensitive to that topic, this may not be the read for you. 

I don’t remember exactly when the first time was that I cut myself, I just remember that I was in 7th or 8th grade. All of my journals from that time in my life are in my dad’s basement, 3000 miles away in New Hampshire so, I’m having to go on memory here. Please, bear with me as I work to recall the details (more…)

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