Content Warning: This piece includes themes of body image that may be triggering to some readers. mirror  you’ve been staring into the mirror reflections reducing you into a silhouette every refractive surface threatens  to consume your thoughts with images you don’t recognize who  you’ve been waiting for them to disappear tried to drown them outContinue reading “mirror”


TW: Eating Disorders and self-harm ideation  I want to preface this piece first by saying that I am okay. I am on a path to healing, and while it may not be linear, I am working on fostering a healthier relationship with food and my body. Reflecting back, quarantine has severely impacted the way IContinue reading “1200”

Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough

Once upon a time, there was a ship shared by two friends. Well, they live together and they tolerate each other most of the time. To protect their privacy, let’s call them Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough. The ship’s name is Tini. Mr. Too Much lives in the galley of the ship; heContinue reading “Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough”

If I Die Young

*This poem is dedicated to Suicide Prevention Month (which is September). If you’re struggling, please don’t be afraid to seek help. Remember that you’re not alone and we love you!* If I Die Young You would have found me like this: gently laid on my side under my purple floral covers in my best pajamas—pinkContinue reading “If I Die Young”

ready, smile

I parade around behind my filter put a smile on my foreign face handpick my perceived personality add a touch of constant confidence to cover the lurking self-consciousness lengthen my success like model legs slim down my mistakes like tiny waists lift my past that’s been holding me back smooth anxiety like premature wrinkles eraseContinue reading “ready, smile”

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”