Lithium, My Toxic Love Affair

***DISCLAIMER: The author of this piece is NOT encouraging ANYONE to go off of their prescribed psychiatric medicine. This is her story,...

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Why I Became a Showgirl in Italy

In this creatively bleak époque, I was a modern dancer.

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A Tale of Financial Abuse and How I Got Out

During fall of 2007, my marriage entered its final stages of a breakdown. It was just a matter of time, as the beginning of the marriage...

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Heirloom Diet: A Letter in Four Parts

  I. It’s spring and you’re holding a lime margarita. Pedestrians pass, wearing black sequins and riding boots. Next door, a bar...

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30 Things I Learned After He Moved Out

I love my dog. He’s a soft, sweet space heater that keeps my feet warm at night. It’s okay to sleep on the couch when you are...

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I Have Weird Taste in Men, Yet I’m Like Everyone Else

For a long time, I have always been a bit confused about my sexual preferences. Certainly, I am a fan of men, but overall, my tastes are a...

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I See You

I see you looking at me when you think I’m not looking. Always whispering, and judging, and letting me know that you know I’m not good...

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West Coast Booty Call, It Doesn’t Get Any Better

I met this guy once. Purely by accident. My friend’s son played high school football and our tradition was to gather and have dinner...

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