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Mind and Body

An Ideal Aesthetic

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch mod Vianey for a piece on the most important aesthetic: Respect.

I don’t have an aesthetic.

If I’m walking down the street, I’m usually wearing something casual—a nerdy T-shirt, jeans, sneakers. If there’s a … Read More

More Than Dress Up

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch extraordinaire Kirstin for a great piece on cosplay and aesthetics.

When it comes to fashion, I’m what you’d call a thrift store fanatic. I grew up really broke. Well, broke is kind of an … Read More

The Basics: Makeup

April 29, 2016 |

I cannot be the only one who got to adulthood not knowing how to do makeup, can I? I felt shame that I didn’t know how to makeup (or hair) for years. I felt like I had just missed something, … Read More

Dropping Wisdom

April 28, 2016 |

As I am edging ever closer to 50, I’d like to drop some of my wisdom on you (*said with tongue firmly in cheek):


Sometimes I feel like we suffer from a sense of cultural cognitive distortion—I don’t wear … Read More

The Aesthetics of Invisible Illness

April 27, 2016 |

Welcome to guest writer Beth who wrote a piece for Aesthetics Week on how appearances can be deceiving. 

I know the look all too well as I hang up my handicap parking placard in my rear view window. It follows … Read More

Nerdy Makeup is the Bomb Dot Com

April 26, 2016 |

I love indie makeup, y’all.

There are so many reasons for this. I like supporting small businesses. I like having more color (and, let’s be real, sparkle) options than with traditional makeup companies. I like how much easier it is … Read More

Anxiety Lies

April 23, 2016 |

For the longest time, I thought I didn’t have problems with anxiety.

I don’t get panic attacks. I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, heart pounding and full of nameless dread. I do have trouble sleeping but … Read More

Neverending Story

April 22, 2016 |

It’s Anxiety Awareness Month, which is a hilarious concept to me—as if I am ever unaware of anything. Trust me, I’m aware. I’m the king of awareness. I’m aware of every dang thing.

I wrote back in 2014 about what it’s like for me … Read More

An Open Book: Let’s Talk About Borderline Personality Disorder

April 14, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Please welcome back Can’t Talk streamer and guest writer Kirstin Carnage for a personal piece on Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Trigger warning: This piece refers to eating disordered behavior, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

I don’t even know how to start this. … Read More

Inside Illness

April 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

I don’t know exactly what this piece is about. Something about having illnesses, living with illnesses, loving people with illnesses. Something like that.

It’s like you’re climbing up a gravel-covered mountain. You may make some progress, but one false move and … Read More