The road to Self-Love

The road to accepting your own self is a long and tedious one for everyone. But for those who wake up every morning to continue their battle against mental health issues, the road can look endless. But that is the essence of it, there is no end to this journey. We learn how to become... Continue Reading →

Peace and PTSD

Trigger warning: Mentions of death and trauma. Peace. Such a deceptive word. Such an abstract concept. Such an elusive feeling. But the guardians of peace, they’re as real and tangible as you and I. The Armed Forces lead lives that most of us cannot and they do so willingly, without an ounce of doubt or... Continue Reading →

Battle with my body

“I want to be more fit, maybe a little taller'' blurts my friend as he looks at a larger than life poster of a model on the side of the highway. Earlier in the day at a restaurant, he orders a salad for lunch and leaves the croutons untouched. He casually says he’s not hungry.... Continue Reading →

Threads of a Noose

TRIGGER WARNING: Talks about teen suicide If a picture speaks a thousand words, Then, a million spoke the one I held. Through shattered glass in battered frame, Crystal to me, to others misspelled. ‘Mom!’, you say in exasperation, For the hundredth time I compelled.   —————————————   Perhaps, I was too hard, suffocating, Like all... Continue Reading →

Of Courage and Cowardice

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide and self harm  “I’m sorry that I’m such a coward.”   It was a WhatsApp text from a very close friend that I’m not sure was really meant to be sent, because it got deleted in a few seconds.  I was just about to question the meaning behind it, when the... Continue Reading →

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