WHEN IT HURTS—SURVIVING PEOPLE, LIFE AND MADNESS

by Kyrian Lyndon

“It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.”

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MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN

by David Antrobus

Photo credit: David Antrobus

Hallowed be her name.

When she first came here—the skin beneath her hazel eyes smeared as if an artist had been learning charcoal, the eyes themselves almost pitiless—we called her Trashy, soon shortened to Trash. We meant nothing bad by that. “Trash panda” was a nickname for raccoons, and that was all we meant. But Trash—Raylene—heard only bad. Today we’d call it slut-shaming, only we weren’t slut-shaming anyone. Yet she felt slut-shamed.… Read More MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN

I CAN NEVER AGAIN FORGET TO BE GRATEFUL

by Kyrian Lyndon Photo by Carli Jeen

Years ago, I thought I had accepted that life was unfair. Coming to terms with that somehow unburdened me. It cured me forever of the “why me’s.” What it didn’t seem to cure me of, however, is the “why anyone?” With countless people suffering all over the world, I have spent the past couple of years feeling anxious, feeling frustrated.… Read More I CAN NEVER AGAIN FORGET TO BE GRATEFUL