a very personal kind of sadness

Before I moved away from Seattle, I struggled with intense depression and anxiety. In our society, there is a real pressure to push past these types of emotions and remain productive. Talking about them is often stigmatized. I'd like to spend more time having open conversations about emotions to relieve some of that pressure.

By User: Vmenkov, via Wikimedia Commons

By User: Vmenkov, via Wikimedia Commons

an accident

In 2015, I got in my first car accident with a friend. Although minor, it made me realize how vulnerable bodies are and transformed my outlook on life. It was an important catalyst for many future changes.