Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Feat. Pom-Poms)

The Reason I Am Writing This Blog Post Three years ago, I was making small talk with this kid whom we are going to leave physically ambiguous and call Dude for the purpose of identity protection: Dude: What’re you doing Wednesday B-Block? Me: The concussion baseline test thing. I’ve been putting it off for weeks now. Dude: Oh, you’re in cheer, right? Me: Yeah man. … Continue reading Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Feat. Pom-Poms)

Some Half-Assed Road to Recovery This Is

In seven days, “We Need to Talk” snapped up 4,000 views from 30 different countries. In seven days, I received emails and messages from dozens of people who connected somehow with my words. In seven days, I realized the truth of the situation: There is an extraordinary number of people experiencing these problems, and no one really knows where to go. Hence the million-dollar question: How do I get … Continue reading Some Half-Assed Road to Recovery This Is

We Need To Talk

Hello, world. We need to talk. I’ve been trying to write this post for so long. Since January, I’ve been constantly churning out beginnings to “We Need to Talk,” only to cringingly reread them the morning after and hastily erase everything from existence. I don’t know where to start. I don’t know which words to use, or in what order. I am very much terrified that I will botch my one … Continue reading We Need To Talk