Taking Back My Life, One Week at a Time

September is Suicide Prevention Month. That’s not why I’m writing this post but it was a happy temporal coincidence. I’m writing this because it’s important. It’s important to destigmatize mental illness and I am willing to show off the skeletons in my closet if it means someone else can feel that they’re not so alone…

How Cosplay Changed & (Possibly) Saved My Life

“Saved” may be a bit of hyperbole, but bear with me while I take you back about 17 years to the year 2000. Introduction to Anime, Stumbling into Cosplay In 5th grade, I started watching Sailor Moon on Toonami. As far as animes go, it was pretty mainstream because it was on a major television…

Mental Health Month: Renewal

I guess it’s been a full year since I bore my soul for all to see here on my blog. Mental Health Awareness is still an issue very close to my heart. I’m not really involved in any organizations (I should fix that) but I do my best to be supportive and voice the side…

Mental Health Month: Something to live for

Because it’s Mental Health Month and because I feel very strongly about this subject, I thought I’d share a story. If you yourself are going through depression and/or are having ideations of suicide, you may want to avoid this post as it may trigger something. Or, maybe you could read it to see how the…