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…

Just some trauma poetry

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

First of all, I have a massive, worn old journal full of my poetry that is just for me. However, yesterday I came across a little yellow notebook tucked into the back of my closet. It’s not very good, but it’s from a very important period in my life. After I emerged from my abusive…

When is a relationship abusive? Let me show you.

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

Spoiler Alert: You don’t know him unless I want you to, so don’t try to find out who he is. But you almost certainly know people like him, though I wish you didn’t. Allow me to present to you a few of his facets. If you recognize this person in your life, at any point,…

Reflections on PTSD: Veterans Day and Beyond

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

Today is a national day of observance of Veterans Day, though the holiday was technically yesterday, November 11th. Holiday never did seem like quite the right way to describe the day, to me. It seems too positively connoted. None of my nuclear or extended family have served that I know of, so I generally spend…

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