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This is Postpartum Depression. This is thinking you’re not good enough, feeling that other parent’s are more put together than you, have it better than, and are just… better than you. This is feeling that you’re not a good mom because you hear the whispers, “You’ll never have fun again,” “They’ll take up your whole life,” “This is it for you.” Even the people closest to us are saying it, even our own brains, and it’s starting to feel like it’s true, isn’t it? When you have these demons, it becomes hard to ignore.
This is Postpartum Anxiety. The nagging, “You did something wrong!” Did I buckle the carseat correctly? Can she breathe? Is she sleeping or dead? This is leaving your baby with a trusted friend or baby sitter, and constantly worrying that something is going wrong since you haven’t heard anything. This is thinking that people are talking about your parenting behind your back. This is feeling like everyone is out to get you and you don’t know why.
You're not alone. Fight through the feelings - take medication if needed, talk to someone if needed, do whatever YOU need to do to feel better. You are worth it.
“You treated me like a means to an end.” This is episode four of four in this miniseason of @theheartradio about the word “no,” specifically in the context of (hetero) sex. @kaitlinprest and her team at The Heart put together some seriously important shit here, people. Listen if you get it, and definitely listen if you don’t. Share it with people who get it, and definitely share it with people who don’t.
I’m just catching up, but better late than never—thanks @radiolab for keeping me “in the no.” 😉 #podcast#radiolab#theheartpodcast#consentissexy#metoo#triggerwarning#besafe#safesex
I’ve always said that one thing we’re not gonna do is belittle or put down others. This is a safe space and I want to be able to interact with you guys, but people like this are what’s going to ruin it. If you have something like this, do me and yourself a favour and keep it to yourself. Anyone who wants to report this guy would be cool in my books! This hateful shit is just stupid
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. 🕤
🍂Day 14 of #inktober#clock
I havent drawn a heart is a while and I actually used to like all the time which is weird haha, Also I got a new sketch book and I hate it? It's got soft paper and I feel like my micron bleed way to much on it and my pencil smudges to much and I just hate the texture, I wanted to give it a shot cause I like the color of the paper but I hate it, and i kind of hate this picture because of it, like I just know it could be so much better, idk I'm gonna try some more stuff in it but I might just have to buy another sketchbook. #micron#sketch#myart#spooky#october#halloween#heart#gore#text#triggerwarning#sketchbook#ink#traditionalart#organs
it is 10.38 and my chest feels lighter; but the thought of you lingers in the back of my mind, calling out for attention. i turn to your voice and i begin to feel gravity pulling at my heart again. i look down, and red welts seems to taunt me. "don't forget about us". "don't forget about your pain". on the edge of breaking epidermis. water trickles. your voice starts to call out again.
i feel your hand on my arms, my head, my skin. i feel the dryness of your lips pressed against my temple, and remember the warmth of your tongue against mine. i remember that these things are no longer within my grasp. i remember the false hope that is holding me together. i remember the false... the words... that you labeled "real" ("of course this is real!"). i remember the 12 hours i spent crying over the loss of you. i remember... "i would be happy to spend every day of the next thousand years with you... you take me out of this world..." red lines taunt.