On August 5th, Tiny Diapana posted a note on her Facebook page after attending the 26th Iligan National Writer’s Workshop (INWW). She was raped: To get to the heart of the matter: I was sexually taken advantage of by a panelist during a national writers workshop that I had attended this year. What followed after […]
We’ve all been there. We look back and suddenly realize that, wow, more than eight years have gone by since our Bipolar I diagnosis and we’re still alive and kicking! No? Huh. Must be just me, then. Nevertheless! For all of you who are curious, and especially for those who desperately need it, here’s the […]
A guide for those of you who are drowning. Also, see Dory, Finding Nemo
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When I am depressed, I cannot move. And right now, as I write this, six days have passed since I felt myself falling into it. The problem is placed. What, I wonder, must the solution be? What must I do when I cannot move?
Made from the rib of man, made by God to cleave to man, you are all soft insides and secret smiles and loud laughter. You beautiful, coveted creature, I beg you: do not make yourself less. You are made for more.
There was a buang in the old house on Mahogany Street.
In Palu, Indonesia, the death toll of more than 1400 people continues to rise as rescue efforts turn out unfruitful. And there is nothing I can do about that.
Constrained by the pressures of life and learning, I feel as if I have no time at all to write. Shackled to my responsibilities, tethered by my moral belief that I have to do my responsibilities, I cannot write.
“i don’t like them
they’re all i seem to make”
I wrote this poem while I was eating out alone. The seat across me was empty, and I felt a lack, somehow.