Time Won’t Heal This Damage Anymore

Content/trigger warning: disordered eating, self-harm, discussion of suicide Today’s entry is primarily inspired by Chester Bennington’s death, and as such, I will be covering suicidal ideation and the ableism inherent in mocking music that expresses feelings of angst or anguish. I know about self-harm, self-hatred, and suicidal ideation. I’ve experienced all three thanks to my…

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“Scary” Mental Illnesses

Trigger warning: sexual abuse mention, emotional abuse mention, reclaimed slur On several occasions, especially when trying to hammer home the point that no mental illness makes a person evil, I have referred to “scary” mental illnesses. I feel like I should spell out what I mean by that. On one level, a “scary” mental illness is…

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Awareness vs. Acceptance, Revisited

I’m tired. Mental Illness Awareness Month isn’t as hellish as Autism Bewareness Month. That’s partly because autism awareness and mental illness awareness are two different forms of bullshit. Autism awareness is ableist fearmongering, while mental illness awareness is…a little more complicated than that. But all too frequently, mental illness awareness takes the form of cheesy…

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May the 4th Be With You

Well, it’s Star Wars Day, and here I am writing without knowing what I’m doing. Again. Hi. My second entry on why acceptance > awareness is still in progress, so I’m going to use this (short) entry to say I hope all my fellow neurodivergent people are having a good Star Wars Day. Make sure…

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