CW: Alcoholism/Abuse A year ago, my life felt harder than it ever had before. Having a therapist at the time to talk it over with made it easier for me to recognize what I needed. I was taking on too many responsibilities while running on empty. I was always “mature for my age”, but I […]
Content Warning: Mentions stories involving depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, and more. If you are like me, you may enjoy books that feature characters and plotlines that are different from the people and experiences involved in our own lives. Writers like to call this a “window,” because you are getting a glimpse as to how others […]
No, we’re not how we are because “it’s trendy.” Queer people have always been around, but it’s evident that people feel more comfortable with their queerness than ever. In fact, 1 in 6 Gen Z adults identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ Community, with that number very likely to grow. Sure, terms like “gay,” […]
June is Pride Month, where members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community remember the history surrounding the first Pride, continue fighting for equality and recognition, and celebrate their identities. There are numerous ways to support LGBTQ+ people and organizations year-round, but one especially great way to learn more about different identities is through reading. Below […]
I’m gay. I’ve known that for a long time, even before I knew “gay” was a thing. All I knew when I was younger was that if you’re a boy, you needed to get a girlfriend when you reached a certain age, and if you were a girl, you needed to get a boyfriend. Despite […]
June is Pride Month—a month where we celebrate people in the LGBTQ+ community, their identities, and their contributions to society. Even though Pride is often now a celebration and a time for, well, pride, there are many different ways to celebrate, express yourself, and take care of yourself. It’s okay if your Pride looks different […]
My name is Matt. I am a cisgender male, using he/him pronouns. Announcing your preferred pronouns has become a common occurrence when introducing yourself to others. While many people still use cisgender pronouns, there is a growing amount of people using different pronouns. A person who is cisgender identifies with the gender and pronouns they […]
As I pass the baton to my colleagues at the Lifeline, I’m filled with gratitude that we have created a little space on the Internet where everyone matters.
Blogging has given me a safe space to talk about my mental illnesses, my addiction and my trans identity.
Instead of letting each use of my birth name and the wrong pronouns stab me in the heart, I let them remind me of my true identity.