An open letter to members of the press from a member of the press, following the tragedy in Vegas

My heart is with Vegas, but my head is outraged at the media. The same people who preach about how we need to implement better preventative measures to stop mass shootings or domestic acts of terrorism before they happen, are the same people broadcasting video footage of said tragedies. There are so many ways to…

mental illness

Do you know what you are? A memoir of mental illness and discovery

The Sunday before Halloween was a relatively warm day for October. I remember waking up to the sense of the sun draping through my olive-toned curtains. It was going to be a great day…I could feel it in my bones—the warm, tingly, build-up of emotion I’ve come to consider “happiness.” In retrospect, what I was…