Welcome to Eternal Metamorphosis!
Every day is an opportunity for transformation…
Was I Abused Because I Chose The Wrong Men?
Women are doing the best they can with what society has to offer them. My first encounter with abuse was in my junior year of high school — around 2013. I…Read more…
I’m So Vain, I Bet You Think My Selfie Is For Attention
When are we going to stop shaming people for liking themselves? Since middle school, I’ve struggled with my self-image to a debilitating degree. That was when I remember noticing that school felt less like education and more like a cut-throat beauty pageant…Keep reading
Fundraiser By Kae Hardin
Kae Hardin is a black, nonbinary trans survivor of domestic violence from Portland, Oregon. After escaping an abusive relationship, it has been a difficult adjustment for her to live independently, as it usually is for survivors. To make matters worse, she was recently let go from her job. Since becoming unemployed she’s had to face several unexpected financial burdens. Last month, her beloved cat became sick. Around the same time she, unfortunately, became the victim of…Read more…
scream so that one day a hundred years from now another sister will not have to dry her tears wondering where in history she lost her voice.
Re-Writing My Future: Thoughts From A Recently Diagnosed Musician By Amanda Roswick
Initially, I responded to my EDS and Pots Diagnoses with relief. Many blood tests had come back normal, so I felt validated when something was actually wrong. Today, though, I hit a huge wall of realization that, although it doesn’t mean my life will be cut short, it will impact my quality of life and the music…
A Survivor’s Thoughts On Reporting An Assault By Ariel
“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”Paul Holes Paul Holes used this phrase in his…Read more…
An Open Letter To The Narcissist’s Supply
Love is not isolation. Love is not hidden. You deserve warmth and acceptance and love out loud…
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Attention lovers of Poetry!!
Skeleton Trees is one of the most powerful collections of poetry I’ve ever read. TJ articulates the vulnerability of longing and the constant heartbreak that comes with emotional abuse. Her authenticity shines through the rawness of her emotions. I’m especially grateful to the author because during one of my darkest times, her words inspired me to write about my own traumatic experiences. As cliché as it may sound, I remember I read it all in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down. Do yourself a favor and check it out on Amazon!
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“Because men’s sexual attention is always supposed to be flattering. Regardless of whether or not those feelings are reciprocated.”
Even when this behavior is meant to be seen as creepy or wrong, the people behind the camera still take the opportunity to sexualize the female characters. This is an issue with many depictions of rape and sexual assault as well. Even if the male character is the villain or portrayed as evil, the violence is depicted in a way that still allows for the titillation of the viewer.
Eternal Book Club
Awareness and Accountability
I am doing the best I can. When I fake a smile. When I fool you with false confidence. When I feign self-belief just to manifest it into the eventual truth — someday. I am doing the best I can. When I contradict myself. When I calculate and manipulate. When I’m cynical of every detail…
Calm and Center
I live in a speck of a town on the edge of a state so vast I often forget we are minuscule. I’m not quite the big fish I expected I’d be as I gawk between walls of stone masterpiece trickling with wide- not small- rivers- not ponds- or gaze at the living room window…
“Write Something Happy”
I have been writing about pop culture, and media for over a year now, but have only ever dabbled in politics. Opinion pieces and cultural critiques are right in the sweet spot of my comfort zone and I’ve been camping out there for quite some…
Fall in Love with Yourself: A Letter to Me at 22
Dear 22-year-old Alex, I know you don’t think so, but there are so many reasons to love you that have nothing to do with your mile-long legs or the sparkle of your eager eyes. Your endless enthusiasm combined with your head-turning audacity are what make…
Trauma and Abuse
Identifying a Gaslighter
Gaslighting is the act of manipulation using psychological efforts to make a person question their own sanity and reality. The behavior ranges from toxic communication to severe emotional abuse, depending on how frequent it is. It is a tactic used by abusers, control freaks AND ordinary people. Understandably, most…