A/N: many of these stories contain discussions of spiritual abuse. Some also mention domestic abuse (mental, emotional, and s*xual) and homophobia. Specific trigger warnings are placed before each story. If you are struggling with intrusive thoughts/memories and need to speak to someone, help is available at the National Suicide Prevention…

Wild horses, taken from a safe distance in the ghost town of Delamar, NV by the author on June 13, 2021. All rights reserved.

When my body is in some state of discomfort, I often find it impossible to “mask,” or suppress, my autistic traits. My teeth click together in patterns, I repeat nonsense words ad nauseam, I may even violently rock back and forth. All of my thoughts center on neck-back-chest pains, flayed…

A/N: I took a hiatus from writing to focus on my phlebotomy program. Now that I have graduated, I plan on posting more often (2–3 times a month). However, changes to my schedule over the next few months may affect my ability to post regularly. The best way to stay…

Anna Joy Tanksley

Blogger, poet, and lifelong learner based in the Las Vegas Valley, Anna Joy Tanksley (she/her) writes about the intersection of philosophy and mental health.

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