Showing Scars #1: I’m Afraid of the Dark

Everyone is messed up; some people’s scars are just easier to hide. In the interest of living naked, I decided to show some of mine. When I compare notes with other survivors, knowing I’m not the only one facing this or that helps me keep going. Let’s start...

When I Wanted Suicide But Didn’t Kill Myself

A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.—Andrew Coyne Physician-assisted suicide, also known as death with dignity, is familiar to most of us since Brittany Maynard’s choice to die before brain cancer killed her. I don’t...

Why I Live Naked

We are girls with skinned knees We are concrete and grace Here’s to the girls with bruises and scars. – Superchick, “Anthem” The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what...