• Discovering a New Self-Image

    I feel strange being so open. It leaves me vulnerable. Exposed. Embarrassed. Ashamed. This is the part where I tell you that I live with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of…

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  • It Starts with Accepting Yourself

    Dreams do come true, and I’m living proof of this. If I had told myself 10 years ago, even 2 years ago that I would be where I am doing what I am doing I wouldn’t have believed it. I am the first openly transgender woman to…

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  • The Journey to Feeling Again

    My name is Mitch and this is my story of taking shame and turning it into acceptance. I live with anxiety and finally, I’m good with it. My intention for writing this is twofold. First, the more I talk about it, the better I…

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  • Vulnerability is Not a Weakness

    My name is Moe Bsat and I struggle with anxiety. My struggle began in Law School. It started with weight gain, depressive moods, excessive drinking, and a lack of sleep. In my last year of school, I couldn’t…

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  • Don’t Wait For Rockbottom

    I spent months praying for something bad to happen to me; waiting for the day that I would pass out and end up in the hospital, or behind the wheel and accidentally crash my car, or maybe my heart would…

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  • Breathe In, Breathe Out

    On March 19, 2013, I took my last breath. I had just experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a ski accident in Whistler, Blackcomb. Buried in an avalanche, upside down and four feet under snow, I was…

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  • Caught in the Riptide

    Cold tile pressed up against my cheek as I laid there on the floor, puzzled, fixating on the tears streaming down my face. What is happening? I’m not sad, or am I? Curled up, crying on the bathroom floor – that was…

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  • Standing at the Edge of My Nightmare

    Last night I tried to kill myself. I’ve lived my darkest nightmare. Come to think of it, the entire time I used cocaine was me tiptoeing closer and closer to the edge of the nightmare. How far could I push it…

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  • This is the Story of My Eating Disorder

    Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be an actor. The feeling of stepping into the light and becoming another human being, taking over their soul, is thrilling to me.  By the time I was finished high school I truly loved the art of acting.

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