I am a mid-twenties avid intersectional feminist, advocate, fighter, counselor, and friend. I will be graduating from Bucknell University in May with degrees in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies. I work with survivors of sexual assault and other trauma, and I fix computers for a living.
I often blog about what it is like to live at the intersections of a few different mental illnesses, queerness, and sexuality, along with posts about sexism, racism, rape culture, and LGBT rights. There is a trigger warning for these on my entire blog. You will see posts about depression, eating disorders, PTSD, panic disorder, and fat activism. This has been my safe space for four years now, and I reserve the right to ask you to leave it if necessary.
The Desiderata is a poem written by Max Ehrman in the 1920s. I couldn’t decide on any one line, so I decided to get the title on my left wrist instead.
The poem is basically a guide on life (‘be gentle with yourself; you are a child of the universe’), and it reminds me not to be to harsh on myself. I work in the service industry many, many hours a week, so this is also a much needed reminder not to kill my pain in the ass customers (‘as far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons’).
My parents have had a copy in their kitchen for years, and I used to read it every morning before school. They gave me a framed copy for my birthday, so now I can read it whenever I want.
Apparently I’ve made it into tattoolit.com’s compilation of literary-inspired tattoos. 5 out of my 8 tattoos are from poetry, story books, or novels. I love literature.