Why I’m Grateful For My Struggle With Depression

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“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus On the days when I feel empty and lost, when I can’t find a reason to put one foot in front of the other, or raise the colorless food that sits on the end of my fork […]

We Are Better Together

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By Lindsey Smallwood | Twitter: @lindseysmallw [Trigger warning: Disordered eating] I had just left the psych ward. Dramatic, but true. Years of practicing a secret eating disorder had left me broken in body and spirit. Finally a health crisis prompted a friend to take me to the doctor. Now, after eight weeks in the hospital […]

Longing To Say Less

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By Meredith Bazzoli | Twitter: @MeredithBazzoli I have a lot of words. In third grade, my teacher shared an exemplary expository essay on the class overhead projector. She read the piece aloud, underlining, circling, and starring words in purple marker. The piece elaborated the ways Native Americans utilized all parts of the buffalo. Mrs. Keehn showed […]

My Daughter’s Namesake (a legacy of love)

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By Nicole T. Walters | Twitter: @NicoleTWalters Some of the stereotypes of the Bible-belt South tend to be true. There are churches on every corner and they are divided pretty well along cultural or racial lines. Atlanta is a hub for international students and refugees, but drive south 30 minutes and you will find a much […]

Transition and Desire

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So we are moving again. Boxes half filled stand across our bedroom floor waiting for contents. We’re filling up Facebook albums with photos of things to sell and give away. We’re packing these last few weeks with lunches and dinners and picnics in the park, trying to savour every last moment of goodness with these […]