Kids are kids and we need to stop telling them “they are mature for their age”.

Kids need to enjoy being kids

Warning- I discuss child sexual exploitation in this article, nothing too detailed, but viewer discretion is still being advised.

I was constantly told I was “mature for my age” as a child. That mentality got me into some dangerous situations online. …

Stop treating us like we’re something to aspire to be with everyday tasks

“Inspirational porn”, especially out of everyday tasks, is incredibly hurtful towards the disabled community

Quick note, when I say the word “disabled”, I am speaking about people with chronic conditions where it affects their daily life (chronic pain, neurological disorders, neurodivergent, mental illness, etc.).

Disabled and/or neurodivergent people do not exist for you to gawk at. We do not exist to be your inspiration to “try harder” or “seize the day”.

Social media is terrible about this, but LinkedIn, in particular, is terrible about sharing posts of say, an amputee buying…

As an adopted person from Russia, I am so bloody sick of “comrade” jokes

A photo of John Kennedy, a republican from Louisiana
What you said John Kennedy is racist and I won’t have it

I was born in Moscow, Russia in January. I was adopted and brought to the USA before I was one year old. I have lived in America for about 97% of my life (I did the math). I am so sick of every tired joke that people suddenly think they’re…

Sex Education created a vile character that doesn’t deserve redemption

Hope Haddon is the new headmistress of the school in Season 3 of the show Sex Education on Netflix. Obviously spoiler alert for season 3 if you have not made it through the season.

Hope has done numerous questionable and downright criminal things in this season. For starters, she imprisoned…

It took me 10+ years for a formal diagnosis

Beds are regular for narcolepsy

There’s a lot of misconceptions surrounding narcolepsy. Let’s take a second to go over some things I wish people knew about narcolepsy.

  1. Some of us lose control of our muscles.

“Narcolepsy with cataplexy” is a type of narcolepsy where when one experiences a strong emotion (laughter, anger, happiness, fear, etc.)…

Non-black people of color exist and we need to acknowledge them in POC (people of color) circles.

An 18 color foundation palette from Kryolan, a professional makeup brand
We, humans, come in all shapes and colors, we need to stop creating superficial barriers between us

I am not white. The best way to describe me would be “NBPOC” (non black person of color). However, when someone like myself tries to join social groups online for “POC”, I often see NBPOC (olives, Arabs, Hispanic, Asian, etc.) struggles be minimized and/or flat out encouraged to leave the…

I modeled on sites like ModelMayhem from about ages 15-21 or so. I got my own share of horror stories. Espicially with creepy old photography men and/or men who were OBSESSED with underwear, messaging me and asking me to (basically) "Get a private photo me just in my underwaear" despite at the time how my profile SHOWED CLEAR AS DAY I WAS A MINOR!

Freelance modeling tends to be a little bit safer but yeah the dark underbelly that "pain is beauty" runs deep in the modeling world. If you ever want someone to talk about it with you, I'm always open. I mostly did runways, avant gardes, horror, and cosplay when I modeled regularly (I rarely do now mostly due to chronic health issues sapping up my energy).

James Gunn provided a fresh movie for the live-action DC movies

A photo of harley quinn from the 2021 suicide squad movie with a red background and flowers around her

I’ve seen many of the recent slew of DC movies. Comic books-wise, I’ve always been a “regular fan” (not super into, not super against) of DC comics (as well as Marvel). However, DC’s live-action movies have frankly suffered, especially for casual comic book consumers. Personally, while I enjoy something like…

Please stop this trend where writers bring characters back because fans were upset.

The moment from spongebob squarepants where patrick flickers a lightbulb on and off while saying “life, death, life death!”
As comical as it is in Spongebob, it’s terrible for shows and movies to get into the habit of

Viewer discretion is advised — I might mention a character death from a show or movie that could be deemed a spoiler. For that, read on with caution if you are not currently caught up with your favorite shows/movies/etc.

I have been writing in some shape or form for well…

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has a wide range of signs and symptoms that often go unnoticed by the general public

I was shocked when I was initially diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder in my early 20s (I’m in my mid-late twenties now). Whenever I had learned about anxiety and panic type disorders, I had always pictured someone rocking back and forth in a corner, completely immobilized by their uncomfortable and…

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I’m a queer adopted healthcare worker who writers in their spare time. I have a MPH degree.

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