The Truth About Cutting & Self-Harm


By Kimberly Zapata The first time I took a blade to my wrist, I was 15 years old. I don’t why I did it. I’ve scoured old journals for clues. I’ve read through dozens of sheets of angsty poetry in the hope of finding answers, and I’ve thought about it time and time again. But the … Continue reading The Truth About Cutting & Self-Harm

I’m A Medicated Mama — And No, I’m Not Ashamed


By Kimberly Zapata Just after midnight, I heard a noise: a subtle noise, a scratchy noise, a non-threatening, but irritating sorta noise. Of course, had said noise been harsher — if I had heard a bang, a thud, or even shattering glass — I probably would have stayed put, firmly planted in my bed. But … Continue reading I’m A Medicated Mama — And No, I’m Not Ashamed