All posts by “cftxp

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On Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. But we donโ€™t need awareness. We need mental health acceptance. The media shares more than enough stories about famous peopleโ€™s struggles with mental health and, otherwise, often conflates mental illness with bigotry (e.g. mass shootings perpetrated by white supremacists… Read More

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Pulse

This visual poetry project is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse massacre who lost their lives during a simple night out with loved ones and strangers, forever embedded and united in history on that tragic night. On June 12, 2016, a horrific attack on… Read More

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I Lack Of Smiles

You dare tell me to smile โ€“when they and I canโ€™t reconcile! Because the others donโ€™t see me as one of their brothers But rather something that they soak and clean in lather My soul fits in a bowl of shame My heartโ€™s tearing apart… Read More

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The Day

I want to see the day when I can look at others in the eye. I want to see the day that I can actually be myself. I want to see the day where I don’t need to dream for comfort. I want to see… Read More

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Closet Dreams

I feel as if thereโ€™s no escape for the closet that once trapped me. The pain that never goes away, it seems to add up every day Itโ€™s something thatโ€™s too much for me – no I donโ€™t want to let you see! Itโ€™s everlasting… Read More

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Different Minds. Different Kinds.

ย  ย  If you’ve read any of my other blog posts already, then youโ€™d know I have autism. If you havenโ€™t, then you do now! Autism is considered a psychological disorder of the neurological/behavioral realm. What that basically means is that our minds work differently… Read More