When I Realized Clothes Meant More Than Me

CStreetlights Clothes Matter

I really love clothes. Or I did, anyway, until somehow that became not okay. But that’s another topic, the shame that’s thrown onto survivors for loving things that’s just for them. Anyway. I wore a red satin skirt to work once. That’s it. That’s all I got. I wore a red satin skirt and the school imploded. It wasn’t ready …

Yes, good kids can have depression

CStreetlights Good Kids Depression

I taught Daina many years ago when I taught her in 9th grade English Honors. Her quick wit and overall sense of humor were a delight to have in the classroom, and Daina had a hard time hiding the mischief in her eyes. Needless to say, I’ve enjoyed keeping in touch with her over the years. Our shared love of …

It’s Not My Fault My Trigger Warnings Make You Weak

C. Streetlights writes about victims being mocked about needing trigger warnings

Trigger warnings. Safe spaces. Snowflakes. Or worse, politically correct. These are just a few of the words and phrases that have been flung at people over the last election cycle in order to disparage anyone who insists that there should be compassion and empathy for those who have been victimized. Of course, there were worse words, supposedly. I might write …