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See Me: Fighting The Invisibility Of Mental Illness

By Danielle Vintschger Every day that I’m on the outside of a psych ward, I take up a little more space in the world. CN: discussion of self-harm I was eight years old, sitting in the garden next to our driveway when I first became invisible. My body faded away, leaving only a tiny hand Read more

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Witch, Queen, Mom: Fairy Tale Lessons For Surviving Borderline Parents

“When you’re dealing with the borderline situation, any imperfection feels like a complete threat not only to the relationship, but to the sense of identity and the sense of safety in the world. It can go in one direction or both directions. In other words, it could be the parent transmitting to the child: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Or the child could take it on and feel the same way: If you don’t complete me, I’m going to fall apart. Of course, the worst of all possible worlds is when it goes back and forth.” Read more

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As An Immigrant, I Benefit From My Whiteness

By Amelia Shroyer I am an American living in Sweden. When I first arrived in Europe, I was drawn to self-identify with the word “expat,” not questioning the inherent privilege embedded in the term until I started to better comprehend immigration politics in Europe. Since my move, I’ve come to see expat as an example of Read more