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To BE or to FEEL beautiful?

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To BE or to FEEL beautiful? A stethoscope clad girl took charge and before I knew it the bottom of my t-shirt was held firmly beneath my neck. I faced the wall, my back exposed. My peers took turns, as I had done before, to meticulously examine my breathing.  I stood there silently, fighting the […]

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Expectations

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Mental health is, inarguably, a recent societal focal point. I still remember the times when I was told to keep my thoughts and emotions solely to myself. The word confession, therefore, possessed a sense of guilt and shame.   To deal with the challenges of life, I started to express myself through art. At times it […]

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Treading Water

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Treading Water  Verse I I’ve been thrown in an ocean Scared ill drown in it But they’re so busy trying to keep their boat above the water  To see I don’t know how to swim   I’m drifting in the chaos Barely afloat I would love if someone stopped just for a moment To throw […]

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Catherine O’Brien: A Reflection

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Have you ever rolled your eyes when the topic of ‘mental health’ gets brought up? I know I have. I would immediately picture a delicate millennial complaining about the basic realities of adulting or whining about a breakup, whilst posting cringy inspirational quotes on social media.  Humbled by my own experiences, I now know that […]