I feel my legs start to tingle, before long they’ll both be numb, I’m trying to get some movement happening, but it’s no use, I’m crammed in this small, suffocating iron cage. We’ve been driving for hours, the road has been bumpy, and the driver seems to be deliberately dropping in every pothole. My heart feels heavy, I don’t know where they’re taking me, and every attempt I made of escaping was foiled by electricity paralyzing my body. It drains […]
Death by Comparison
I am guilty of doing this unfortunate thing way too often; I compare myself with other people and judge myself harshly because of their progress while failing to see my improvements. We, humans, find it very natural to compare our achievements but is doing so helping or hurting us? Growing up, we were taught to strive for the best, be the one who’s top of the class, get that gold medal and never settle for anything less. Even […]
Art is a representation of emotions. The way we choose to express ourselves can be viewed as downright insane, if you’re an artist or normal. But what is normal? Is it slashing somebody’s tires because they did you wrong? Burning their belongings because you felt like it was the right thing to do at the time? Getting drunk and crying all night then waking up to feel all the pain that you tried to drink away become intensified? We […]
Hold Your Head High or Keep It Low?
Growing up I was always told to hold my head up high and be proud of who I am and my accomplishments which were excellent advice but sometimes it was hard to do. Hard in the sense of being judged continuously and being labeled by the peers, I was trying to impress. I read a lot of books, got good grades in school all the while trying to be the “cool” girl in whatever role I was thrown in, I […]