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    A poem on feeling ignored by this planet | TW for ignorance and misrepresentation on different topics, swearing, the word k*ll (i)

    It hurts,
    It fucking hurts.
    It kills,
    It always did.
    Sad excuses left and right,
    Ignorance is left to bite…
    And Us.

    “Systems and plurals are crazy,”
    According to this planet.
    “There’s only men and women,”
    According to this planet.
    “There’s only heterosexuality,”
    According to this planet.
    “Sex define your gender identity,”
    According to this planet.
    “There’s only monogamy and monoamory,”
    According to this planet.
    “White folk deserve more than those of color,”
    According to this planet.
    “There’s only romance and friendship,”
    According to this planet.

    “Everyone’s autism is a disorder or disability,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Neurodivergent folks are too loud,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Fat folks are a joke,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Sex and romance and love is natural among all beings,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Adults can’t cry,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Mental health is selfish,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Trigger warnings are a joke,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “You should stop being poor and pay more,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Everyone should identify as a human being and alterbeings, otherkin, and fictionkin folks are snowflakes and ‘cringe-worthy’,”
    According to this damn planet.
    “Anything that is not seen as ‘normal’ or not common should be stigmatized and criticized until it makes other folk want to closet themselves for eternity and be forced into this void of hell called “being like everyone else’,”
    According to this damn forsaken planet.

    Past mother’s self,
    Mentally abusive.
    Keeps me up,
    As thoughts are still intrusive.
    New mother’s self,
    No longer abusive,
    Past mother keeps me up,
    As they are still intrusive.

    Fuck ignorance.
    What’s it ever done to us?
    Take the Mars and Venus symbol,
    Combine them together,
    And destroy it altogether.
    Neither are truly me.
    Take the “human” label and wash it away,
    And don’t tell me I’m human,
    Else I will cry,
    I’ve cried too much.
    Alterbeings exist anyway.
    An alien hybrid trapped in this damn realm called Earth,
    I love space,
    I miss my home,
    It was much more quieter than here,
    Much more sensical than here,
    Much more reasonable than here,
    Much… less ignorant.

    Than here.


    I am a non-binary transmasc overweight individual who is part of a system/plural. My pronouns are he/they/it, and some others. I do not identify as a human, I am alterhuman/alterbeing, although I still identify as someone of color. I’m black/mixed. I have 6 non-romantic partners who I all love equally with my entire heart and are also part of the same system I’m a part of, they are as real as ever. Also, I despise my autism being called a disorder or disability.

    And I’m so sick of feeling ignored, and of what Earth had to offer for the past 20 years of my life on its ground. Thank you.

    #MyAutismIsNotADisorder #nonbinary #LGBTQIA #ignorance #Poem #Vent #TW #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #Alterhuman #otherkin #Racism #Capitalism #Trauma #Polyamory #system #plural #EndTheStigma #GenderIdentity #GenderDysphoria #MentalHealth #Awareness #earth #Homesick #StopSilencingUs

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    I know, I know… but here it is. Consider it.

    We are two friends both with chronic and mental illness, who decided we wanted to bring to the forefront, and open up real conversations about, how we are coping with our diagnosises. We use humor, personal experiences and scientific studies with what can potentially help; has helped; and what we are willing to try to stay sane in the midst of what we’ve been saddled with by life.
    We’re also doing this to try to end stigma, raise awareness as well as discourage toxic positivity and ableism to take more root in society.

    We would love your support and also your input on what coping skills you all use- join the conversation! Follow us on instagram @ creative.copes and on your favorite listening platform and comment away! The more we talk, the more mainstream it will become.
    #keeptalking #jointheconversation #jointhefight #RealTalk #EndTheStigma #Raiseawareness #MentalHealth #physicalhealth #Ableism #Toxicpositivity #copingstrategies #CopingTips #beyourownadvocate #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #ChronicMigraines #ChronicVestibularMigraine #Fibromyalgia #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SocialAnxiety #Agoraphobia #Dysautonomia #CrohnsDisease #Endometriosis #RaynaudsPhenomenon #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigue #OccipitalNeuralgia #wecandothis #LetsDoThis

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    How are you caring for yourself today?

    Sometimes we forget (myself included) that self care is an important part of keeping ourselves healthy. My therapist often recommends self care and I try my best but in days when the #BipolarDepression gets to me. Or when my anxiety is bad. But what are you doing to make yourself happy? We all deserve to be happy and healthy and heal(if you need to). I’ve been on my healing ❤️‍🩹 journey for a few years now and I am getting better at self care. I don’t struggle with as much guilt. I wish you all happy self care ❤️.

    #SexualAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Healing #Anxiety #Selflove #Selfcare #MightyTogether #MentalHealthAwareness #EndTheStigma

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    I’m baaack!

    I had a myriad of articles published from 2018-2020, and I’m back at it hoping to reduce mental health stigma! #MentalHealthAwareness #WritingThroughIt #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #EndTheStigma

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    Education is key

    Just fired off an email to my former FP's that I love and miss very much despite their devastating actions toward me. I sent the email because it was my mom's idea and she felt very strongly that I should. I was educating my mom on BPD when she suggested it and I am all about educating others on our experiences as a way to break the stigma, especially of BPD, seeing as though I have lost so many because of it. I am so thankful to have a knack for writing and wanted to share it incase it helps someone else. It goes as follows:

    I only email and share this because my mom felt strongly that I should. I won't make it a habit of contacting you again. In fact, I don't plan to.

    I have figured out a specific pattern with my BPD. When I sense a change in behavior, I begin by expressing it (though maybe not clear enough). This is when anxiety has set in. If my anxiety is not validated, I progress to panic. If that is not validated, that is when I blow up and express myself through anger. It comes from intense emotional pain I am experiencing and not truly from anger. They equate BPD emotional pain to someone who has burns on 90% of their body and yes it truly is that bad. BPD is also known as the most painful of all mental illnesses. The thing is, something as small as a one sentence validation or a hug can quickly diffuse the situation before it escalates.

    That is all. Today is the first day of Spring semester and it will be the hardest job of my life so far. It may very well take away my honors status and 3.86 GPA.

    - em

    I added that last part so they don't think I'm pining away for them and not moving on with my life.

    #FavoritePerson #EndTheStigma

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    Season 3, Episode 11 : Bi-Polar SuperHero

    #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma

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    Food & Nutrition Friday: Thanksgiving With Diabetes

    With Thanksgiving Day coming in just a few short weeks, what ways do you keep yourself motivated in managing type 2 diabetes?

    For example:

    🍗 How do you navigate Thanksgiving with diabetes?

    🍗 Do you create alternatives of some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes that you no longer eat?

    🍗 How do you prepare for Thanksgiving as a person with diabetes?

    🍗 How do you handle situations with friends or family members that ask you about your conditions, give you unwanted advice and/or make negative comments during this time of year?

    Share your thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Thanksgiving #Health #EatingHealthy #EndTheStigma #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Wellness Wednesday: Insulin Use In Type 2 Diabetes

    Insulin use in type 2 diabetes is surrounded by many misconceptions and prejudices.

    It was taught to many people, including myself, that using insulin as a treatment was a sign of failure.

    It was something I remember being taught when I was born with gestational diabetes in two of the three pregnancies I had. As long as you exercised and ate right, I was taught that was a sign of success. However, taking diabetes medication or using insulin during your pregnancy indicates that you didn't do enough to control your numbers and you failed to succeed.

    Since being diagnosed with diabetes, I have learned the truth about the use of insulin in type 2 diabetes:

    💙 Insulin is not a sign of failure.

    💙 Using insulin is not a sign a failure.

    💙 You are not a failure for using insulin.

    When insulin is used to manage your type 2 diabetes, your body simply needs a little extra help to achieve the target levels set by your healthcare provider to maintain optimal health.

    My colleague, Corinna, wrote an article that really puts things into perspective:


    ❓What were some of the misconceptions you had about the use of insulin?

    ❓What are the takeaways that you have after reading the article?

    Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #EndTheStigma #insulin #Health #treatment #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    Vital Video Stigmatized Mental Illness

    My boyfriend sent me a link shared on Facebook but originally from Instagram of a video with a cat parodying the J.G. Wentworth commercial jingle, except they changed the lyrics to, "I have a mental illness and I need cats now..." Only two people in the comments I read were offended. Everyone else thought it was hilarious.