The Jar of Self-Confidence and Stat Bonuses

I'm naturally a bubbly person. One of my nicknames in college was the toesocks fairy. But I've been recovering from what my friends and I called emotional hypothermia, slowly warming up to my own emotions, both positive and negative ones. I wondered how much of my optimism was forced. Not all of it was. This … Continue reading The Jar of Self-Confidence and Stat Bonuses

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The UnBoxing Project: Self-care during activism

Cynthia Barram was the first friend I met in college who helped me start my own moving out process before helping the others. Here's her perspective. Lesson Number One: You can't help anyone else if you don't take care of yourself. When several homeschool girls came to me, oppressed by churches and controlling parents, I … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: Self-care during activism