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Can't Talk | October 23, 2017

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About Amelia June, Executive Editor

Amelia

Amelia

I am writer, knitter, gamer, geek, queer, sex positive, fat positive, all around no-bullshit artist. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I bring expertise and ten years of real world experience to our writings on mental health and wellness. As an opinionated person, I bring a lifetime of geekdom and outrage to the rest of our content, anything from pop culture to tabletop gaming to that book I’m reading right now. On fiction writing, I’m published now through eXtasy Books and Cleis Press. You can find a full listing of my published works at my website http://www.ameliajune.net.

Posts By Amelia

Can’t Talk Podcast Episode 215: Darn It

October 16, 2017 |

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On this week’s Can’t Talk Podcast, Amelia and Bell talk arts in school, which instruments are the actual worst on parents, raising gifted kids who may or may not have ADHD, and … Read More

Intent: Does It Matter?

July 7, 2017 | | One Comment

Intent. We talk about it a lot in marginalized communities, like the mental illness community. So many times, those of us who are mentally ill (and, from here on, I’ll speak only for myself) are responsible for hurting someone. When … Read More

On Wanting To Or Not

May 5, 2017 |

There is a lot of advice on the internet about how to do self care. Self care has become one of those trite self-help concepts like authenticity and gratitude; we all know we should practice these things, but what do … Read More

Love Ends and That’s OK

February 24, 2017 |

I see love fall apart all the time.

I see it fall apart because of personality conflicts, different needs and desires, and chores. I see love disappear between people as the realities of life sink in past the oxytocin … Read More

Why Gaming Is An Excellent Hobby

January 27, 2017 | | One Comment

Alternate Title: Why my therapist is mostly a genius but not this time.

Me: “I feel so out of control of so many things in my life. I feel powerless and frustrated and stymied. I can’t get anything done that … Read More

All Of It

December 23, 2016 | | One Comment

We keep talking about how hard this year has been, and it has been—for personal reasons and for world-breaking fascist regime sort of reasons. Those reasons are real, for each of us, and we have every reason to be tired … Read More

Do-It-Yourself Holiday Letter

December 21, 2016 |

Please welcome back CenterlineAP for a light-hearted holiday letter idea.

As an introvert in a family of extroverts who expect at the very least holiday correspondence from their ghost of a sister/daughter/cousin. I struggle with this, so this is my attempt … Read More

Pancake Sex Book Club: “One Hot December”

December 11, 2016 |

Alternate title: You’re gonna have a really bad queef later.

This month, we talk Tiffany Reisz’s “One Hot December.” We thought it was a fun read!

 

 

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Permission Slips

November 18, 2016 |

I have spent the last week in an emotional spiral. I have been feeling the weird ups and downs of grief and loss combined with the fact that I have been fighting a depressive episode for months already. I had … Read More

Beyond 101: On Guidepost 4 (Cultivating Gratitude and Joy)

October 28, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

Guidepost … Read More