Voices

My wife is amazing. Her love and support help me have an easier time maintaining control — that’s what’s most important.

I'm A Paranoid Schizophrenic In A Happy Marriage

Aside from the usual stuff that normal people have to deal with on a daily basis, I have to constantly monitor my stress level, as it can cause my symptoms to act up. These symptoms can range from difficulty concentrating to hallucinations of bugs, lights, shadows, and even people if I get really bad. As you might expect, this can be tricky when it comes to relationships. Most people can’t let go of the fact that you don’t hang up your towel or do your share of the dishes. Toss in hallucinations? Well, let’s just say not everyone’s the most comfortable around me.

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Sure, the appropriate thing to do would have been to put in my two weeks' notice. But even the idea of being in that environment for that much longer sounded like complete torture.

Nothing Is Worth My Happiness — I Quit!

“I hate my job.” It’s a phrase that's thrown around pretty regularly between friends, family members, and even complete strangers discussing their unpleasant careers at the bar.

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Sharp Kadijah, out and proud.

Entering Hell: Coming Out As Gay In Uganda

I am Sharp Kadijah, a trans man. I come from the Eastern Region of Uganda, from a town called Mbale. It was on November 22, 2013 when I came out to my family, initially as a lesbian. It was like entering hell.

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For the very first time, I was well and I was whole.

I Didn't Ask For Your Opinion On My Psych Meds

I don’t want your green smoothie recipe, your yoga pamphlet, or your Google search results on the meds I take.

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I'll let you in on a little secret - being thin didn't make me happy, but being "Fat" does!

Being Thin Didn't Make Me Happy, But Being "Fat" Does 

I'll let you in on a little secret - being thin didn't make me happy, but being "Fat" does! Be fat and happy. Be unapologetically fat.

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Anxiety Can Go Fuck Itself

Like millions of other women, I struggle every day with anxiety. But not anymore. Fuck it.

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