Archive for the ‘mental health’ Category

Rebooting and Continuing

Posted: 1st April 2017 by Robyn Jane in mental health
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I woke up this morning with the intention of shutting down this blog. I’ve been in a deep, black depression for months, and I’ve felt for some time that I simply don’t have the energy to keep writing. But then I realized that if I quit, the black dogs, the Dementors, will have won. And […]

To Blog, or To Journal?

Posted: 16th February 2017 by Robyn Jane in journaling, mental health

BLOG: (noun)1. a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. 2. a single entry or post on such a website:She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine’s website.http://www.dictionary.com/browse/blogging JOURNAL: The definition of journal is a diary you keep of daily […]

Friday Nights At Ed’s

Posted: 10th February 2017 by Robyn Jane in LGBT, memories, mental health
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Yes, it’s been a while. The Dementors had a hold on me for far too long, but I’ve shaken them off. A large part of shaking them off was Friday Nights at Ed’s. And therein lies a tale. I first met Ed near the middle of August. I needed to find a place to live […]

On Genders, Binaries & Fluidities

Posted: 21st May 2015 by Robyn Jane in gender identity, mental health

Let’s Define Some Terms Gender: (noun) the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones). Sex: (noun) either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and many other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions. Binary:  […]

Today I’m wearing an earring that says just that. The aspect ratio in the picture is wrong, since the earring is made from a Scrabble® tile, but you get the idea. Like so many others, I am on psychoactive medications. The depression they help me cope with is a legacy from my mother, who inherited […]