• Huntingtons Disease
  • Stages

    Stage one: Denial. Apparently the first is one that’s supposed to stay a while, But I guess my situation is different. I wrapped up every sense of inclination that claimed I was sick and sent it away from deliverance I shoved it off a cliff along with the myth alleged “hope” and every bad thing that went with it. This […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • No Name: Chapter One

    I’ve been trying to find a name for myself, and it seems that the further I dig into “who I really am,” the more unfamiliar I become, failing to even recognize my own image in the quick passing of a reflection. Ironically, most of this extra downtime has been spent on an almost (if not wholly) narcissistic […]

  • Family
  • My Mother’s Keeper

    For me, the term “home” has never been a time or place. It’s never been hidden beneath the wooden stilts that faithfully support the foundation of my childhood home. It’s not confined within my fondest memories or preserved inside of the fascinating adventures that surround the depths of my deepest dreams. Home is a place that – […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • Twenty-Three Going on Seventy

    I’m 23-years-old. Twenty. Three. Well, 24 in two weeks. I’m a full-grown adult sitting inside of the sink in front of my bathroom mirror, begging it to stop watching me. I keep the reflection foggy so that they can’t see me, and I keep my mouth sealed tight so they can’t hear my thoughts. I’m […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • Dear Congress

    By Melissa Fern Dear Congress, On a Saturday night, with college parties erupting all around my apartment complex, I have decided to write to you. Instead of searching graduate programs at universities I’m interested in, instead of grabbing drinks with a friend after a long day at work, instead of inviting friends over for a movie… […]

  • Mental Illness
  • Cure For Paranoia: Creating a Cure for Mental Illness Without the Prescription

    Ya’ll, this had to be the most fun interview I’ve ever done. This 70’s inspired hip hop/rap band is taking Dallas by storm, bringing along with them a cure for mental illness without the prescription. The lead singer, Cameron McCloud (formerly known as That Kid Cam) was recently diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, but instead of […]