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“What are you going to be for Halloween?” my friend asked me.

“Gone,” I replied. “I’ll be in Mexico, remember?”

Some people, like my friend, adore Halloween. The dressing up and going out. The parties and candy and elaborate drinks. Halloween…

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The other night, I stayed up too late crawling through Google, looking at beds. My search began for good reasons: I have a small studio with not enough space for a full sized bed, but I’m an adult who doesn’t want…

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For a very long time I tried to be someone I wasn’t so that people would like me: so that my family would think I was doing the right thing; so that other women would accept me and include me; so…

My experience with mental health, and solutions to improve it

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When I was a small child, I had a collection of lip balms, each one a different bright, gaudy color, each a different waxy flavor. My favorite though, was a light pink strawberry kiwi that made my tiny lips shimmer. One night, my…

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“You have been impatient,” said my father, “since the moment you were born.” I exited my mothers’ womb two days past my due date, insisting upon entering the world while my mother was having an anniversary dinner. Her and my father…

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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, the TSC Him & Her show, when one of the hosts said she prefers walking to running because she *feels like* running makes her skin sag.

“That’s funny,” I thought. I’ve been…

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The other night, I had a dream that there was a demon living in my basement. I don’t even have a basement, but in my dream, it was large and dark; black and murky. The demon had the face of an…

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I moved to California in July of 2017 with my ex-fiancé and our very verklempt cat. We moved for my fiancés job and I wasn’t able to nail one down before we left. …

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“What should I do??” my friend asked me. She was feeling torn between spending a weekend out of town or staying home and picking up some extra shifts at work. On one hand, she needed the money. On the other, she…

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My first full time job was at a nonprofit on the South Side of Chicago. I was hired as a Grant Writer, but I wrote and did a lot of other things. It was a small nonprofit so everyone did a…

Sarah McMahon

Eating Disorder Activist | Poet | Freelancer |Blogger IG: @the_prosiest email: sarahrose.writer@gmail.com

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