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Med change pen pals: Part 1

Spilt Milk

Med change pen pals: Part 1

Med Change Pen Pals - Part 1 Scott is a volunteer coordinator at SickNotWeak, and we started exchanging letters in May when he switched...

Jul 5, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 9

In the second part of our LGBTQIA series, I have a candid conversation with my friend Andrew about coming out and finding a community to anchor yourself to through...

Jun 29, 2016

Write Out Loud – Day 2

I've had many a panic attack in class, and when I read Shellana's piece, I felt like it was a snapshot of my fourth year medieval literature class. She...

Jun 28, 2016

#SickNotWeak Stock

The air was thick in Woodstock last Thursday night - not with sadness, but with hope. When Michael decided to organize a 2,500 seat rally in four days, I didn't...

Jun 22, 2016

SNW-Stock: Leanne Simpson

The breakout star of SickNotWeak.com has been Leanne Simpson. She posts a video each week titled "Spilt Milk." What makes Leanne so compelling?...

Jun 21, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 8

The first in a four-part series about LGBTQIA mental health! I took a trip to Toronto's Downtown Dodgeball League to chat with my friend Savannah, a who is both...

Jun 20, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 7

In which I talk about being a writing instructor, journaling to make your therapist (and yourself) happy, and find a somewhat offensive definition of the word "prune." If this...

Jun 7, 2016

Mental illness, as told by Dinosaurs

The Bruce Wayne to the Batman of my adulthood is my budding career as a university writing instructor. This week, I conquered my...

Jun 3, 2016

Cheat day

My sister is a fitness model, the kind of person who genuinely likes eating celery and lifting heavy objects. This is a talent that seems to have skipped over...

May 23, 2016

Testing the Waters

My first interview was with an old flame. It wasn't my first choice, but when someone from your past texts you going "hey today I almost died in a...

May 16, 2016

Mother’s Day

Less than 24 hours after my sister and I decided to get my mom a spa package for Mother's Day, my mom decided to get a pedicure. Less than...

May 11, 2016

Spilt Milk: Episode 6

Switching medications is hard, especially when you throw up/pass out in a Booster Juice. Join me (and my dogs!) as we talk about the trials and tribulations of med...

May 11, 2016