Content note: This article contains in-depth descriptions of self-harm and discussions of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. The first time I saw the film American Beauty, one scene stood out to me. Annette Bening stood in the living room of a home she was trying to sell. She assertively closed the vertical blinds, turned around, and started to cry. She then slapped her … [Read more...]
Content warning: mentions of abuse, suicide and self-harm. [note: For clarity and simplicity, I will refer to those with Borderline Personality Disorder as “borderlines” multiple times in this article. However, the general consensus within the BPD community is that it is inappropriate for those without BPD to refer to us as “borderlines”. It is offensive, dehumanizing and … [Read more...]
My mouth hovers a millimetre or so away from the surface. The bath water is warm and ripple free. The sound of my heartbeat echoes in my ears. If only the water level was slightly higher, I would inhale this vaguely rose-scented peace, return to the void and sink into blissful oblivion. My relaxed heart thuds more slowly and I observe it, contentedly, before pulling the plug … [Read more...]
All too often, I’ll be perusing the internet with some kind of goal in mind and I’ll get totally sidetracked on something that makes me say, “I can’t believe what I’m reading.” We all know that feeling -- when you find something so jaw-droppingly silly that you simply cannot go back to what you were doing before. This week, that shocker for me was stumbling upon Paul Elam’s … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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