The English language only has one word to encompass the wide scope of emotional connections that is love, often reserved for our closest family members and partners. But this limiting vocabulary has the power stunt our understanding of what love truly is.Read More
At the beginning of 2018, I had every intention of claiming the year as my own and building myself into the best person I could be, using Journey to the Center of the Self as a guide, a way to keep myself in check.Read More
It wasn’t until my world became saturated with other queer people that I started to realize what it meant to live authentically and be myself, and that there was a beautiful spectrum of people in the world and that being queer wasn’t the small, stereotypical, televised gay world I grew up running from.
This edition of Journey to the Center of the Self is going to be a little different - a bit more raw. At the end of it all, this series of articles is about getting to the core of myself (and, boy, has life been a journey). I want to live my best life. In order to do any of that, I need to be more honest with myself and release the trauma I have been holding onto so that I can heal. Time to take a deep breath and let go.Read More
Every single day I am fighting to maintain a grip on the sensitive, kind person I used to be. My trauma sits like a weight on my heart that I don’t always have the strength to bear. I don’t know if I will ever fully get over this thing that happened to me. I am still learning that I didn’t do anything wrong, but I am taking steps towards healing.Read More
I’ve always been jealous of people who don’t have to live through Midwest winters, all heavy snowfalls, frigid temperatures, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD? Come on). But at the same time, there is something triumphant about the winter to spring transition. After a long, cold winter, my senses wake up and it is a delightful feeling.Read More