Today Mr. Squigglekins and I watched The Babadook at the Cinefamily Silent Movie theater in West Hollywood. The film is about a widowed mother who discovers her rambunctious son is telling the truth about a monster who has entered their home through the pages of a children’s book. Relying on traditional suspense (flickering lights,… Read More BA BA DOOOOK! (SPOILERS)
I would say that I am a safe, but slow driver now. Before I wouldn’t look at my mirrors or my blindsides to see if a car was going to pass me. As a result of a few hard lessons, and close people complaining about my driving, I got my act together. My main driving… Read More My Obsession with Unprotected Left Turns
I struggle with both Inferiority Complex and Superiority Complex. Inferiority Complex, according to Dictionary.com, is an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy caused by actual or supposed inferiority in one sphere, sometimes marked by aggressive behavior on compensation. Superiority Complex is an attitude of superiority that conceals actual feelings of inferiority and failure. In elementary school,… Read More The Wonders of Inferiority and Superiority Complex
My first experience with sexual intercourse was through coercion. Sexual Coercion is the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will. My boyfriend, Mr. Schadenfreude, used guilt, humiliation, and constant begging until I had intercourse with him. You may be asking why I stayed and the… Read More Coercion is Not Consent
A few years back, I was friends with a girl named *Manic. She and I became friends during a difficult period of my life. My friendship with her was bumpy. I met her through my friend, Miss Redhead, who knew her through a class she took at the local community college. What attracted me to Manic,… Read More A Manic Friendship
It’s difficult to write about sexual violence because its a taboo topic. In my Filipino family, if someone was sexually assaulted, it’s the victim’s fault, not the perpetrator. Also, you keep it within the immediate family and don’t tell anyone about being abused, not even a therapist. Any type of sexual violence brings shame to… Read More The Hard Topic of Sexual Violence
During my senior year of college, I interned at the nonprofit organization, PREP San Francisco. PREP (Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis) specializes in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment for people with schizophrenia. For those who don’t know, Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and movement disorders. At this… Read More My Time at Prep Wellness SF
This evening, Mr. Squgglekins and I had a talk about expectations’ management. He was mad because I told him five times that we were going to “cuddle,” but I got caught up in church and watching cartoons. I felt bad because I always say we’re going to “cuddle,” but I get distracted. Since we didn’t… Read More Do People Expect a lot from Me? Or Am I Leading Them On?