Culture, Journal

scars & blame

A/N: I had another topic planned for today; just sharing a small victory that came with some bigger thoughts. *note: I do go into some anatomical details, as an additional warning to anyone who might be sensitive to that. I remember when I first cut myself. I remember how I looked at my freshly cut wounds on… Continue reading scars & blame



Ever since I was little, I was very fixated about things being “fair”. I used to believe, see, that people should be treated a certain way, and would get very angry when they weren’t. Of course, since I had a child’s understanding of “fair”, it sometimes got confused with what I wanted over what justice… Continue reading justice

Art Therapy


The original draft of this piece was a comment on how some cases of child abuse get erased or ignored in favor of cases that are of a "high percentage", furthers someone's agenda, or are just plain unsightly. In light of #MeToo, I switched gears a little bit. The words here are only a scratch… Continue reading unsightly



"Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel! Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel!" Another Gaudete Sunday, another day where the priest insists his pink vestments are "rose" (artist note: rose is a darker and more magenta shade of pink than that light pastel pink you have on, Father #sorrynotsorry). It's a bright color for… Continue reading gaudete


grapes & thorns

Remember how I said I did a sexual assault exam for the police? Well, in addition to that, I also had to do a psychological exam this past February, with a psychologist who specializes in those types of exams instead of my doctor (aka my therapist; I was feeling bad for not referring to him by his proper title).… Continue reading grapes & thorns