• 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 […]

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  • My Deceleration of Dependence

    I’ve always lived by the phrase, “Modest it hottest,” yet a this is a picture of me: naked, vulnerable, and dependent. Anyone who is close to me knows that I am terribly prideful. I don’t want anyone’s help. I can do everything on my own. I might be sick, but I’ll be damned if anyone I love has […]

  • Huntingtons Disease
  • My Huntington’s Disease Story

     Seth Rotberg For years, Seth has made a huge impact on the lives of young people who are affected by Huntington’s Disease. It all began during his sophomore year of college when only he started a 3-on-3 basketball charity event that brought in $10 thousand for HD in a matter of three years, all while he was still […]

  • Lessons
  • The Sparrow and the Bees

    By Kailey LeBlanc She was just a young bird with bees in her brain. I know it’s an unlovable image, but hear me out. For a time, many years ago, she soared brilliantly through sun-soaked skies, blissfully in tune with the songs of her Creator. In these days, the warmth of tomorrow’s promises lifted her […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • My 21st: A Letter From My Mama

    By Melissa Fern 6.30.16. “Dear Daughter, 21. Wow. Now, there’s a number to celebrate. How can it be that the little girl who  Filled the fish tank with Cheerios, just to see if they’d float there too… Woke Pam up at 3 a.m., just to see if Preston could play… Wore shin guards as armor & strapped a […]