Category Archives: Depression

May 14

The Picture is Only Perfect in Her Head

I could tell you today’s post was written by a woman named Sharon. Or I could tell you her name is Veronica. It doesn’t matter because her identity is an alias so she can write free and not suffer what would no doubt be undesirable consequences. You will read her story and know she’s a […]

April 23

We’re All A Little Broken

“I love all of you Hurt by the cold. So hard and lonely too When you don’t know yourself.” -Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Friends   This is for the broken. The hurting. The ones who walk through life in spite of it. The ones who are just trying to make it to tomorrow. This is […]

April 21

I Am My Own Sovereign

Rachel is someone I feel a connection to, though I am only just getting to know her. Her blog name, The Misfits Of A Mountain Mama, caught my eye being an Appalachian girl myself. And her words, the way she writes, is melodic and intoxicating. But more than any of that, she’s tough as nails. […]

parenting unexpected trigger March 12

The Trigger Points Anthology

Last November, we shared Dawn’s courageous story, Tattered Soul. You may also remember the The Trigger Points Anthology, a project she and Joelle, a fellow survivor, mother, and blogger started to support others who no longer want to feel alone, who want to find a community where there are others who understand completely what they are living with day in […]

tattered soul November 04

Tattered Soul

One of the greatest things about being part of The Sisterwives (and there are many) is meeting people who are willing to share their stories with us and our readers, walking through their fear to put forth the words that just might be the exact ones someone needs to hear in order to find the strength to […]

tattoo you August 21

Tattoo You

  I first discovered Michelle on Twitter, which she rules with a steely wit and a heart of gold. Back in May, she was suffering from depression and wrote a powerful post about it, “What If I Have Honest Depression?” After I finished reading, I scrolled down to leave a comment. Blogging behometh Jenny Lawson, […]

July 14

The Saboteur

Is it back? I don’t know yet, but am watching, waiting, to see whether the proverbial bad penny is back in my life for another round. And I’m scared.

July 07

An Orphan’s Life

He was found by his aunt in his home at the age of two, abandoned by his alcoholic mother. Just a baby. Scared. Hungry. Crying. She took him in and cared for him for a while, but eventually she had to hand him off to another family member. Over the years, he was passed around […]