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Depression Settles at the Bottom

I don’t view depression as waves, at least not for me. My depression feels like white flakes in a snow globe and are activated when something shakes me to my core. I become the center and the space around me becomes my world, a world I cannot see. While blinded I feel my swinging mood…

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Trigger Warning

I could trace lines around my heart until I cut it out. Finally finding out if I have a heart, finally finding out what is inside of me. I hear a beat as I skip a beat, but is that beat coming from me? Laying hands upon my chest to ensure I still live. Am…

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Random

I grew up reading fantasy books. My mother had a rule that I had to read my summer reading before I could check out more fantasy books from the library, so I learned to speed read through those lists so I could get on to the real stories. Granted now I see the talent in…

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The Writer

I have been a singer. I was a soprano till I was 18 years old and sang professionally in the Memphis Boys Choir. I have been an actor. I was one of the Emperor’s children in The King and I Broadway production at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, TN when I was a child. I…

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United We Stand

It is a hard thing to watch racial strife in a country you love. I grew up in the south as a Korean adoptee and I witnessed racism from all sides first hand. I’ve seen violence between all races and within all races. I’ve lived along cultural divides that separate whole cities and have seen…

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How Cool Was That?

I was fortunate that I didn’t have surgery much when I was a child. I did have one operation though to have my adenoids taken out… or “removed,” whichever is grammatically accurate. I’ll never forget that operation even though it happened when I was a child. I couldn’t tell you what the doctor looked like,…

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Mark me

I’ve never liked having stuff on my skin. I’m not sure if it is an overreaction to something that happened as a child or what, I simply hate being marked on. Drawing, face paint, ink, marker, tattoos look cool I just wouldn’t get one. I wonder sometimes if my dislike comes from the burn I…