Everything You Need To Know About Insecurities

Especially in our teenage years, we all have something to feel insecure about. Looks and grades are just the tips of the iceberg. So, why is it that we are insecure? Are insecurities always a sign of low self-worth? First, what are insecurities, and where do they start? In simple words, insecurity is a lackContinue reading “Everything You Need To Know About Insecurities”

Being an Anxious Introvert

Updated: Jun 24, 2020 The Google definition of an extrovert is “outgoing and socially confident.” I mean, who doesn’t want to be one? On the other hand, many of us have been taught from a young age that being quiet and reserved are negative personality traits. Even if people don’t directly say it, they say thingsContinue reading “Being an Anxious Introvert”

Learning to Learn: An Interview With a Dyslexic

Updated: Jun 24, 2020 What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects reading. It’s very difficult to read and write with dyslexia because you’re more of a visual learner. It’s harder to take your thoughts and put them into words and sentences and vise-versa: taking those sentences, reading them, and putting them together isContinue reading “Learning to Learn: An Interview With a Dyslexic”

Black Mental Health Matters

In this time of tragedy and turmoil across the nation, we members of “You’re Not Alone” are reaching out to express our support and solidarity for the movement that is taking place in the United States and around the world right now. While many of us do not experience the same level of struggle thatContinue reading “Black Mental Health Matters”

10 Things I Love About My Mind/Brain

Updated: Jul 20, 2020 1. I can always count on it to be there for me. Except for that time I forgot that I left my passport with my counselor, who kept it in the safe, and walked out of camp without my passport. I was on my way to Canada for vacation with my family,Continue reading “10 Things I Love About My Mind/Brain”

Darkness is All-Consuming

3/20/20: Today, I felt as if my emotions were swirling around inside of me, wreaking havoc around my insides. I couldn’t control them, and they destroyed everything. Even my happiness.  I’m not sure where these feelings came from. Perhaps it is the constant pressures of society that continue to plague my dreams. Perhaps it isContinue reading “Darkness is All-Consuming”

Letting Go of Toxic Friends

Updated: Jun 8, 2020 At first, it was the little things: “Hey, where’s my Christmas present?” or “Send answers please!” And for so long, as they piled up, I thought that I was obligated to fulfill their requests simply because we were friends. But then it got harder for me to laugh with them because IContinue reading “Letting Go of Toxic Friends”

screw society

I never really had many insecurities when I was younger, but honestly, that would probably be expected. High School and Middle School was when teens would become more self-conscious and degrading towards one another and themselves. When social cliques formed, and you would have to scramble to find “your people.” When there were suddenly “meanContinue reading “screw society”