Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Throughout my life, I have struggled with my own mental health. It has shown itself in various forms: ADHD, social anxiety, depression,...

Advocate for Yourself

📢 Speak up for yourself. 🎤 If given the microphone, take it. 📲 If not, find a different way to share your voice. 🚫 Don’t let silence...

Struggling with Self-Efficacy

I don’t struggle with self-worth, but I do struggle with self-efficacy at times. Let me explain. ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ ◾️...

I Hate the Sound of My Own Voice

I hate the sound of my own voice. To this day: 🚫 I can’t watch recordings of myself speaking. 🚫 I don’t talk on stories or film videos...

Another Loss

I've lost so many people throughout my rather short life on this planet: one grandfather, two grandmothers, my mom, my brother, my...

Yesterday, I broke down

Yesterday, I broke down. After waking up exhausted from no sleep the night before, I went from one call to the next. Suddenly, I found...

Goodbye 2020, Forever

It hasn’t magically gone back to normal overnight, but 2021 brings a new beginning and some much needed fresh perspective. 💥 There are...

I Was Raped

I haven’t spoken about this publicly, though I’ve alluded to it here. I was raped two months ago. While I have been working through the...

Suicide Prevention Week 2020

We lost my brother to suicide when I was 15. He was only 20 years old & had just come out to me the year prior. One of my biggest regrets...

My Self Harm Story

In high school, I would stare at my razor for minutes that felt like hours, thinking about harming myself to feel better — or rather to...

Getting Emotional at Work

😤 Displaying emotion at work is NOT a weakness. 😤 It’s a strength. 💪 Getting emotional about something shows you care. ✋ Getting...

Rejection

Rejection. I faced a lot of it growing up. From kids growing up, for being feminine and suspected as gay. From my dad, for not seeing eye...

Millennials, Don’t Beat Yourself Up.

Millennials, don’t beat yourself up. It’s okay to be discouraged. To feel setback due to COVID-19. To feel stagnant. To be anxious to...

I Miss New York As It Was

I miss getting covered in sand from the beach. I miss walking around in the blistering sun. I miss the back of my t-shirt sticking to the...

I feel trapped

I feel trapped. There was a moment, when cases and deaths were going down, and New York City was slowly beginning to reopen that I...