A brief thought on Scott Stringer, Andrew Cuomo, and others

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

This article has mentions of sexual assault and abuse in it. Please refrain from reading and/or take care of yourself upon reading if this will be too upsetting for you.  Today, the story of Jean Kim’s sexual and psychological abuse by NYC mayoral candidate Scott Stringer broke. Hopefully this will be the downfall of this…

Internalized Ableism and the Dichotomy of Valuable Disability

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

Below is my Disability Memoir midterm. It discusses author Esme Wang’s excellent essay titled Yale Will Not Save You. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ When I first applied to colleges, I presented a complicated application. My academic and personal record was spattered with obvious signs of mental illness; two repeated years to over half a dozen dropped AP…

A Mini Memoir: Anorexia

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

My introductory assignment for my first class at NYU was to write a brief essay, about 1 page, that would describe a period in my life as if I were writing a mini-memoir. Here’s what I came up with. Most of you have read this story before, but it got a good grade so I…

Holiday Gifts for Mental Health (2020)

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’m sorry, okay, I know there’s only a week and a half left to conceivably purchase and receive these gifts, but I was aghast when I realized that I hadn’t put out a Christmas list for this year yet, and I thought it would be a good little addition to the slew of things I…

An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

I am Autistic.

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I am autistic. Specifically, I’m diagnosed with Asperger’s, a uniquely high-functioning subset of Autism Spectrum Disorder.   I want to start by saying that I did not take the decision to write about this lightly. My doctors, family and I arrived at this conclusion a while ago, and I’ve been weighing the pros and cons…

Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now…

Freshman Year, Interrupted

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

… and with my last discussion post submitted, I just finished my freshman year of college! Of course, it’s not how I wanted its completion to be celebrated. I’m in a dark room in my grandmother’s apartment playing Animal Crossing as if my islanders’ most intimate feelings depended on it. That’s sort of how I…

VIDEO: Dermatillomania Night+Morning Routine

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I’m back with another dermatillomania video, given the last one got over 1k Youtube views (and who knows how many more views on this site!). Apparently, it’s a niche but needed conversation. This short video shows you all how I deal with my picking at night and the morning after. Enjoy!

Coronavirus and Contamination OCD

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!

I know I’m not the only one feeling the effects of the recent global Coronavirus pandemic, despite not having technically been personally touched by it. I know that many folks out there actually do suffer from Covid19 and I’m not claiming to be suffering like they are. That being said, I want to let you…

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