content warning: graphic depictions self-harm; mild cursing; mild reference to an abusive relationship; ends in a positive note —- Once you get the hang of taking your medications religiously, never missing a beat, like it’s second nature, depression starts acting like a wild animal on a leash. A very tight leash. The Babadook metaphor is […]
I’ve always been open to my close friends about my mental health issues. People know I have depression. People know I have suicidal thoughts. People know that I’m strugging. I believed that by showing vulnerability, I would welcome others to open up about their own mental health problems. But, something I’ve been struggling with currently, […]
I will deactivate my Facebook account, mainly because it’s been terrible for my mental health. I’ve been depressed and suicidal for almost 7 years now. There was a time when I was able to use Facebook to reach out to my friends, especially those I’ve made from other parts of the world. And I was […]
“The history of ideas is like a drama in many acts” – Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder I have always hated history back in high school. It was all ‘what year did this person do this thing’ – when did the war start and when did it end, who started it all, and where. The Filipino presidents and […]
Dear self-love, Your cousins, sisters, brothers all outshine you Eros, Agape, Filia, Storge, just to name a few But out of all the people in your family Only you have ever left an impression on me; you see, No language in the world does justice to your name No culture that romanticizes the warmth of […]
My professor for GS 197 – Global Studies: Islam in Contemporary Europe – encouraged our whole class, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to wear a hijab for one whole day, in support of World Hijab Day. And this is what I learned.
This letter is for the people I got to work in the theater with” to the people who helped build Tisoy Brown, The Dressing Room, and Comedy of Errors – from the artistic team, to the tech team, to the performers themselves; to the people who helped build my own small play, “Animo, Pilipinas Naming […]