June 10, 2018

Lately, I’ve been on a gratuity kick. It’s been two years and some-odd months since I was diagnosed with severe depression and suicidal ideation. 6 years since generalized anxiety. In a way, I’m celebrating mental “sobriety “– not including my liver. But there’s been s...

April 10, 2018

A Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in London. The room fills with excited chatter as audience members file in. In the front of the room are two poster-boards with book cover designs on them. I make my way to the middle row, middle seat and sit in anticipation. Because today...well...

February 20, 2018

I called it my prison then, and it was a beautiful one, whether or not I felt it then. Now, at twenty-five, I know many more metaphorical prisons existed in that house, but back then it was physical, hedged by the gardens you only find in suburbia and a long, thin back...

February 10, 2018

One of the first things I did when I emerged from my three-day stint in the hospital for depression was start a blog. I titled it "Fruit of the Loon," always a fan of puns. I assumed no one would ever find it who would sue me for copyright infringement on the name of a...

January 31, 2018

I wrote a long and involved timeline of my collegiate experience and struggle with mental illness, but as the woman on the other side of graduation, the journey isn't about what happened. It has and will always be about the people along the way [and what I learned from...

January 20, 2018

When you've been diagnosed with mental illness, it's really easy to feel alone. I've felt like that a million times, but I'm writing here to remind you that you're not. 

Hello there! I'm Kelly. I'm 24, a shop owner, a freelancer, a dog-mom, a bit of a nerd, and one of t...

January 10, 2018

As a psychology major at Villanova University, I was required to take a Psychology of Gender course. On the first day of the semester, the professor, Dr. Katina Sawyer, asked the class who in the room identified as a “feminist”, to which I actually laughed to myself. A...

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