You Are What You Remember: Reflections on Residential Treatment, SPU School Shooting

cw: mention of eating disorder treatment, implied r*pe (not descriptive) disclaimer: descriptions of SPU school shooting are not intended to be perfect representations of the event; they are cobbled together from my impressions and reflections, as well as released surveillance footage.      I desire you to have the goodness to talk to me a … More You Are What You Remember: Reflections on Residential Treatment, SPU School Shooting

Take Your Diamonds And Throw ‘Em Up, Like You’re Bulimic

Cw: Explicit talk of bulimia and bulimic behaviors, including b/p & other symptoms “Everything hurts and I need attention constantly,” I told my friend over messenger last night. “Why does everything hurt?” “I don’t know. I have constant muscle aches for no reason. Probably because I’m a career bulimic.” “Oh, I forgot about the bulimia,” … More Take Your Diamonds And Throw ‘Em Up, Like You’re Bulimic

That Time I Accidentally Fell In Love, And It Was the Worst

CW: Some of the language recalled in conversation is abusive and could be triggering.  I spent a lot of time not loving anybody. Perhaps I was in love with the ribbed sides of books, the smell of their yellowing pages, or the breve at the top of a coffee cup, steamed and foaming against my … More That Time I Accidentally Fell In Love, And It Was the Worst

I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege

Note from the author: This blog uses the term “white privilege.” The correct term is “white-passing privilege.” Please note that white-passing privilege is what I am referring to in this blog.  First off, I think it’s important to say that I do not, and have not ever primarily identified as white. On my mother’s side, … More I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege

Facebook and Self-Projection: the Myth of Pseudo-Honesty, the Image We Wish to Present, and Timehop, the App that Alarms Us All

When I put together an outfit in the morning, there’s a definite image I’m trying to project – especially if it’s a day that I teach. I try to look like the clothes I put on my body are there by some intention, however vague, and I attempt to match them, somewhat. True, my wardrobe … More Facebook and Self-Projection: the Myth of Pseudo-Honesty, the Image We Wish to Present, and Timehop, the App that Alarms Us All