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Education And Self Esteem

My story about education, self-esteem, and trauma may resonate with many of you. Hopefully, my reframe of reference can give you the strength to view your story from a different angle and help you create your own more positive account to move...

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Effects Of Divorce On Teenagers

This week’s Reframe of Reference comes from a community member named John Parkes, and it’s about the effects divorce has on teenagers and tweeners. When one of the parents moves out, there is always a lot of confusion no matter your...

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The Demon Of My Neck Fat

Yesterday, I was having a lovely conversation with our new Head of Real & Fake News, when somehow we got onto the topic of Neck Fat. I wasn’t the one who brought it up, but as soon as my new colleague comically discussed her neck fat...

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The Ghost of Abandonment Past

My Ghost of Abandonment Past shows up somehow in all of my relationships. Due to my old abandonment issues, my wound still exists and manifests itself in many different ways. If I feel insecure in a relationship, I may do one of these many things....

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Golden Girls For Being My Friends

Sadly, this week’s edition of Bad Poetry is about judgment. A topic we all know too well. Being judged for the way you look is part of life in the western world. The next generation of children won’t know any other way, and it seems to...

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I Like Cats More Than People

In this weeks edition of ‘In an Alternate Universe There’s A Happy Version of Me Somewhere,’ we have a fantastic entry by one of our followers named ‘Stones Throw.’ It was an entry in one of our contests and it’s...

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Thanks Mike Pence

Stigma, LGBT Rights, Depression, and Female Rights. We’ve got many things covered in this week’s edition of Bad Poetry. It’s 2018 and there are still old white men that think you can be turned un-gay and want to send you to a...

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Finding Your Voice Of Courage

It’s our honor to present the first ever Reframe of Reference contest winner to you. At the same time, something you may have noticed is that our winner has chosen to stay Anonymous by using the pen name S.S. Weems,  due to the sensitivity of...

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Hello From The Otter Side

This weeks version of ‘In an Alternate Universe There’s a Happy Version of Me Somewhere’ comes the story of me, Laurel Leaside. If you’ve known me for a long time, you’d know that I love the wonders of the water and...

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The Demon of Anxiety Brought On By Excessive Sweat

This particular asshole of a demon is part of my daily life. Rarely does a day go by, where I have anxiety due to my excessive sweat, which then causes more anxiety and then massive embarrassment. I live in a humid city during the summer, and the...

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Belt it Out

This weeks version of ‘In an Alternate Universe There’s a Happy Version of Me Somewhere’ comes the story about one of our community users (David H.) and the fear of artistic expression. It’s a story about repression and...

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