Self-Harm Is Not A Joke

By Mallory Ellington | Twitter: @malloryruth39 TRIGGER WARNING: Self-harm and suicide Sometimes I forget that I used to hurt myself. I forget about the deep internal pain that led me to inflict pain on my own flesh. But I did hurt myself, and honestly, I still sometimes think about hurting myself. It is simply a part […]

Car Trouble and Plot Twists

I was tucked into the cushions of a hotel lobby couch listening to 80s pop music in a dry little town in Northeastern Oregon on a Tuesday night. This was not on my agenda for the week. I left my house on a Saturday morning with a pile of bedding, a couple cameras, a backpack […]

Who is Holding the Pen?

My high school boyfriend didn’t think I was funny. That is what he told me anyway, that I should leave the jokes to him because he was better at them. I dated this guy for more than two years (an eternity in high school boyfriend years) and for the most part it was a positive experience. We were […]

TGIF: I’m Making A Human!

Nothing can prepare you for the moment you discover you’re … pregnant. I’d spent five days comatose on the couch, straddling a hot water bottle, nursing a stomach flu, a fever and a smokers cough. I’d chugged many potent cocktails of Nyquil, Advil and lemon tea. To my left was a graveyard of used Kleenex. […]

TGIF: A Love Letter to My Husband of One Year

Hi love, It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to take stock of the year that’s gone by and give myself a report card. My grades are based on how I fared in the following categories: a. Things I did. b. Things I did not do. c. Things I really wanted to do, […]