The Shadow Of What Was Lost

Feeling fake and dehumanized is one of the core symptoms of Complex PTSD.Tanja Windegger Trauma stays with a person for a very long time. Abuse preoccupies the survivor's thoughts throughout their life. Sometimes, this trauma resurfaces in different forms. Mine resurfaced when I started self harming and when I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel [...]

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A Paralyzing Chill

A paralyzing chill ran down my spine as I stood at that bus station. I was a mess. My heart was knocking on my chest as an irritated toddler would at his mother's leg when he demands to be given flight privileges. "Would you like to know the time, son?", A distant voice said, snapping [...]

Route Of Denial And Avoidance

When you have one thing in your life that brings you anxiety and depression and you choose the route of denial or avoidance where it is concerned, anything from that point that you do all becomes an effort to cover the pain or fear you feel from that one thing. Gym, eating, sex, high academic [...]

Avow

    Avow By: Francesca Seopa   Proceed on fourth, dare down below, Rise to the flag of hearts it glow. When each shall fall but not concede Their greatest shame the soul shall bleed. If gone to meet that certain fate. Dare not sway the ilk would hate. Contest and stand against the might, [...]

Seeking Providence

Seeking Providence By: Francesca Seopa How many wars must we wage, before we realize that borders are made by men, not gods? How many houses must burn, before we learn that peace is made by words not weapons? How many children must die, before we discover that the highest religion is that of humanity? How [...]