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Grieving Straightness

Grieving Straightness

Sep 23, 2013

For many, coming out is liberating… But it’s not always this way. Some people are outed. Some are found out. Some are forced to come out ahead of schedule. Some never come out at all, spending their lives living out the fantasy of what it would mean to be someone else, something else. When people ask me about my coming out story, I very often start with a...

Because Nobody Should Want to Die

Because Nobody Should Want to Die

Jun 14, 2013

IMPACT Magazine is happy to introduce our new intern, Jade Miller.  This article is her personal journey, her story, written as if she were being interviewed and profiled by someone else. She wanted to die. Never having the courage to take matters into her own hands, she remained alive. But her spirit had been killed long ago. Recalling a time in her life where...

Depression … and Life

Depression … and Life

Mar 25, 2013

Sometimes it just gets the better of you. Sometimes it’s debilitating, crippling. Other days it’s bearable, doable. Some days you’re able to go through your normal routine. Other times you have to drop what you’re doing, run to the nearest bathroom, closet, or dark corner, crouch down, breathe, and cry. Sometimes you clench your fists and grit your teeth....