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My soul is on fire in another room, in another house, across town, in a neighborhood where I never go.
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What Mother’s Risk When They Disclose a Mental Illness, by Liz Coalts #stigma #motherhood

Remaining silent about my mental illness, I thought I was risking: my reputation, my career, how people perceived me, my ability to be a mom, my ability to be a wife…but I was risking my health and the health of my children.
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What Mother’s Risk When They Disclose a Mental Illness, by Liz Coalts #stigma #motherhood

Remaining silent about my mental illness, I thought I was risking: my reputation, my career, how people perceived me, my ability to be a mom, my ability to be a wife…but I was risking my health and the health of my children.
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The crepe around my neck. It is what categorizes me in the mirror: Fifty. It is the label of age. Turtlenecks push it all up around the jaw when I look down, giving me additional chins. Crew neck sweaters draw a circle around it as if to decree, “Hear ye,…
Skin Stigma
Skin Stigma
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Meeting LarryI had finished my hike. Same trail I have hiked for twenty years. I saw a man falling down a hill. End over end he summersaulted at least 4 times. When he stopped he was still. I ran over to see if he was okay. I touched his left shoulder,…
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Am I the only mom whose blood pressure rises slightly when I think of the length of summer?
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It is okay if you take lifelong medications for illnesses such as Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Cancer and that is not seen as an addiction.  Why is it okay for them but not for people like me?  Why am I considered 'an addict'?  Why am I…
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In the middle of the political flurry of the week, an interesting story flew under the radar. Breaking News: A woman said fuck.
I swear.
I swear.
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I don't ask you to know anything about motherhood. I do, however, ask that you at the minimum learn that when you acknowledge me, you are acknowledging a mother. There is a difference.
Anti-moms
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Don’t say, “Anxiety.” You have no reason to worry, even though it plagues you night and day. Everyone understood your feelings when the baby had colic, but he sleeps all night now. He’s crawling, for crying out loud! And yet, you still check his breathing…
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