The Party Girl’s Guide To Sobriety

Words by Bridget Bisset I’ve boogied in some of the best nightclubs in the world. I’ve spent many transcendent hours in Berghain. Sober. And you know what? It was bliss. If you had asked me in 2011 I would have said the only way to experience that level of crystal clear clarity was through popping […]

No Life Without Death

Death. It really is the shittest part of life. The be all and end all. The inevitable. It happens around us every day, yet it is so far from our thoughts. How often does a person sit down and really think about the fact that one day, every single person they love will be gone? […]

How I Stay Alive: Living with Bipolar II Disorder

Words by Hannah Ragen I live with bipolar II disorder. I will live with it forever. It is a part of my normal life, something that cannot be avoided, ignored. It insists on being at the forefront of my existence, day in and day out. When I envision my mental illness, it looks like this: […]

Portrait Of A Beast: A Story of Anxiety and Depression

The beast that is anxiety and depression is one to consume you, physically and mentally. It’s a beast that takes away simple pleasures in everyday life. I, myself, have met this creature and its destructive nature. And I know I’m not alone: if you’re reading this, you yourself have probably suffered from depression and/or anxiety or […]

Ten Cents Change

Growing up my mum taught me that volunteering was the most valuable thing you could do with your time. In grade eleven she took me to a nursing home and signed me up for a six month buddy program. She said as long as I kept it up, each week she’d buy pizza for my friends and […]

I Just Quit My Job And I Don’t Know How To Feel

Today I walked out of my job for the last time. I quit. Done, finished, complete. Me, the girl who has held shitty job after shitty job since she was 14 and 9 months said nope, that’s enough. It’s time to live a little–it’s time to quit crap job number 5 without a plan. Throughout […]