When I Give a Talk About Rape

When I Give a Talk About Rape

Last fall, I gave a keynote address about sexual violence at a fundraiser. Giving the keynote was a wonderful experience. Before I wrote my talk, though, I had to sit down and write this essay (essay?) below—all of my thoughts about what it feels like, about...
My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

:: Sometimes I suffer. Sometimes being me hurts, a lot. But that’s all part of my story. Stop trying to take away my story. It’s hard to write about depression when you are depressed. I’ve had depression many times. Yet it wasn’t until the most...
Depression, the blog post

Depression, the blog post

:: Today, I am painfully, horribly, depressed.  I was also depressed yesterday, and the day before. And last week. And the week before. And last month. Likely the month before, and the month before that. I don’t recall much prior because the rest is covered in...