The Eighth and Final Square

with courage face the thing you fear so the pawn becomes the queen

Archive for June, 2013

Depression, in my folks’ house, was deemed “selfishness”. It was a result of thinking too much about yourself and not enough about other people. (All mental disorders, according to my parents, were just a product of bad/selfish choices.) Of course my dad was allowed to be depressed, but nobody else was…we were supposed to put on a happy mask all the time, regardless of our true feelings. I thought when I left my parents’, everything would be great. And it […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jun - 30 - 2013 2 Comments READ FULL POST

When I was a kid, we weren’t allowed to read “kid power” books, meaning books where kids do things and are smart, or smarter than their parents. No Encyclopedia Brown, no Felicity from American Girls (I’m surprised they let me read American Girls books at all!), just Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys (because they respected their parents). Honestly, I don’t even know what other “kid power” books there are that we weren’t supposed to read. My mom looked over the […]

Posted by Phoenix On Jun - 24 - 2013 7 Comments READ FULL POST
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