In Times of Dread

In times of dread, artists must never remain silent. This is precisely when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That’s how civilizations heal. —— Toni Morrison Thank you for being with me. … Continue reading In Times of Dread

Dating

I stopped dating men for the longest time because I feared them. Became one of them because of trauma. I can never blame myself for wanting to live. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Love, Francesca.

The Media’s Take On Mental and Chronic Illnesses

As someone who has chronic illnesses coupled with mental illnesses, I strongly believe that the media tends to portray these illnesses in an unfavorable light. Media presentations tend to reinforce the public's stereotypes on mental and chronic illnesses and thus instilling fear in the public. This further isolates people suffering from mental or chronic illnesses, … Continue reading The Media’s Take On Mental and Chronic Illnesses