Even with the medication, things aren’t all roses. The meds have helped, but an SSRI can only do so much. It can’t remove unpleasant memories or put more money in my wallet. It can’t remove systemic racism or sexism or misogyny from my life. It can’t make the people around me show me support or comfort or care. It’s important to remember that depression isn’t just a chemical imbalance. It’s financial insecurity, and micro-aggressions, and misogynoir, and neglect, and gentrification, and…
The Pros and Cons of Death, Doing Laundry, and Shaving Legs
"I contemplate on the lives of Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf... I wonder if their ghosts are sad."
"I watch the pieces of me fall to the floor. I try to pick myself back up, But I slip through my fingers"