Coexisting with Spiders

Fear comes in many shapes and sizes, most notably in the eight-legged variety. I attribute the last how-ever-many-years of screeching when discovering one of such creatures to an infamous moment when I was little and excitedly on my way to a swimming pool in my grandparent's backyard. In my delight I failed to noticed there … Continue reading Coexisting with Spiders

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Reactive Self Care – a tool of the system?

Now that I have hooked you with that provocative title... I've been thinking a lot about self-care lately, especially in the context of activism and non-profit work. I've found there is A LOT of talk about self-care in these circles, and a lot less follow-through. Often I find myself wondering if the self-care that I do … Continue reading Reactive Self Care – a tool of the system?

On being weak (and kinda sort of accepting help)

CN: anxiety, panic attacks, despair I feel weak sometimes. It's painful to write that sentence. I feel weak, exhausted, shaky, unconfident, scared, overwhelmed, panicked, anxious, down, sad, in the depths of despair... And I DON'T LIKE IT.  I live with some chronic pain, and a lot of days my body hurts. Aches. Feels like there … Continue reading On being weak (and kinda sort of accepting help)