PsychCentral, June 2021:
"What to Do When Depression Makes You Feel Worthless"
Feelings of worthlessness can happen for a variety of reasons, including depression. But with self-care and support, confidence and joy can return.
ScaryMommy, May 2021:
"How To Handle D*ck Pics Like A Boss"
It took a pandemic for me to finally engage in social media. I joined Instagram last spring and instead of a neighbor coming by with a basket of muffins, here on Insta, I got welcomed by a dick pic. Thank you, kind sir.
AskMen, April 2021:
"Navigating the Dating World After Experiencing Sexual Assault"
Nearly 1 in 38 men have experienced completed or attempted rape during their lifetime, but there’s something important missing from that statistic: that’s only counting those who report it.
Elephant Journal, March 2021:
"Through the Veil: A Reflection on Life & Grief after Losing You to Cancer."
As in life, in death, Jada inspires practice. Grieving her loss is a meditation in returning to the present moment. When I find myself in the past, or in the future, feeling my grief over what we won’t get to experience together, I hear her voice saying, “I’m okay, Bella. I’m right here.”
TeenVogue, March 2021:
"COVID Anniversary Anxiety Is Real — Here’s How to Cope"
It started as February crept toward March. Posts on social media began to appear asking if anyone else was in a “weird funk” for “no reason,” as one friend on my timeline put it. A tweet from February 26th claiming not to know a single person who wasn’t having an inexplicably “garbage” couple of weeks (the “worst ones of the whole pandemic,” even) was liked more than 20,000 times. Since then, texts from friends have confirmed the heightened stress they’re somehow, after a year of extreme stress, able to feel, and I’ve been reaching for my go-to soothers — baths and Golden Girls episodes — with a restless regularity.
The Manifest-Station, December 2020:
"I HEAR YOU, PLEASE COME IN"
I recently turned 45 and for the last few years, I’ve dreaded my birthday. Not for reasons you might think, like sagging skin or facing my mortality or no longer making certain age-group cut-offs on dating apps.