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love you I do

I love you. Yes you, who turned yourself inside out searching for answers, only to find them reflecting back at you on the bathroom floor as you lay in skin and soap and sweat and tears, but you didn't know their ancient language; that long you'd held them inside. The one who keeps yourself awake… Continue reading love you I do

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This Life

This life.Life.Life. Damn, life is hard, and confusing and beautiful.I walk into a room filled with angels and I am greeted by a demon embracing my life more fiercely than I ever could grasp.And it's got me, curled in its clutch like I'm longing to be held.I long and I long and I long.Yet, no… Continue reading This Life

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I’d Tell Her

I'd tell her to allow herself to feel it while she's going through it, and express that feeling, instead of burying it or dissociating through it all so it comes back later in often worse ways.I'd tell her that she is loved and deserves love.I'd tell her she is doing her very best and that… Continue reading I’d Tell Her

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you are beautiful, do you know?

Dear you,Do you know how beautiful you are?Do you realise the sun comes to greet you each day to light you up and warm your heart? Do you know the kind of strength it takes to greet her right back?Do you know I see you walking into each new day and laying down your heart,… Continue reading you are beautiful, do you know?

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lay it all down, love

lay it all down, love. lay it all down.lie here beside me and lay it all down,i know you don't want to let go just yet,so keep hold or let go or let it be,here,now.i feel how heavy it is,how painful, how tiresome.i see you as you fight to keep going,to keep up,to keep it… Continue reading lay it all down, love

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You Are Worthy

Let me tell you something,There will be days when life feels like it is coursing through your veins, faster than light and thicker than all the blood your heart can hold.You are worthy.There will be days when life feels oh so far away, like you are drowning in a memory of a yesterday that feels… Continue reading You Are Worthy

All Writing & Art, Published Work, The Mighty

But You Were Fine Yesterday {The Mighty}

...There’s so many times when I get a remark or a look or a suggestion of “but you seemed fine yesterday.” These suggestions make my blood boil, because perhaps I had a mask on yesterday, or perhaps I didn’t and today I just feel like shit. Mental illness (unfortunately) doesn’t work quite so neatly and… Continue reading But You Were Fine Yesterday {The Mighty}

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What Complex Trauma Feels Like To Me {The Mighty}

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma are just that — complex. In fact, I believe all mental health and trauma are. It’s all so complex. Some days it looks like managing triggers — finding a way to keep grounded. And managing it all can feel overwhelming and painful, and still, somehow, I am… Continue reading What Complex Trauma Feels Like To Me {The Mighty}

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A love letter to anyone who struggled to shower today {The Mighty}

This is a love letter to all those for whom showering is repeatedly a laborious exercise, physically, emotionally or both.7 To those who spend days putting it off because you know just how exhausting or painful it feels, right down to your bones, just to stand under the water for that long. Those who do… Continue reading A love letter to anyone who struggled to shower today {The Mighty}

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for when you don’t feel safe.

Dear you, I know you don't feel safe right now. I know it feels like the world is shifting beneath you, faster than the time it takes to find your feet. I know how uncertain  everything feels to you and how much pain you are carrying. I could tell you that it will get better… Continue reading for when you don’t feel safe.