Wishbone of Arc
boneofarc
12/29/15
5:53 PM
2

This was lovely, and thank you for taking the leap to share such an honest and personal piece. It also made me think about the ways in which hatred or anger or clinging to a hardline (all things ladies are generally discouraged from doing) can be an act of self love. From my earliest memories I always disliked my Read more

12/29/15
4:43 PM
23

No offense taken at all! One of the hardest things about writing this essay was forcing myself to be honest even when I knew I’d be less likable. It’s an important—and importantly humbling—exercise.

12/29/15
4:38 PM
7

Considering the essay is about empathy, perhaps you should read it again before questioning the validity of someone else’s emotions or journey of self-discovery.

12/29/15
4:21 PM
6

“Chillax” is not good advice when offered to someone discussing the results of an apparently deep personal realization about herself and the world around her, following an apprent lifetime of emotional troubles (including episodes of self-harm and at least one suicide attempt). It is trite and stupid and makes you Read more

12/29/15
4:15 PM
7

Ugh I know. The problem is that the only way I can relax is by filling the cars of people who tell me to “chillax” with pig feces and then setting them on fire! But lucky for you, I’m really trying to cut down on that. Lighter fluid is expensive.

12/29/15
4:01 PM
31

Really? It’s kind of crappy to tell someone to “chillax” as a response to a personal essay about their self-discovery over the past year. The author is asking serious questions about her life and emotional motivations and who are you to tell her how seriously she should take that journey? Read more