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You may be thinking, "So what? You married a virgin?" That’s not what I mean. My husband was a virgin when we got married almost a year ago and still is.
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People never want you to seek help because they feel as if it will be beneficial for you, for your own health. Taking your Prozac makes you more tolerable to them.
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I shivered on the table as she, this total stranger who was about to examine my vagina, condemned and disparaged my most private battle. I was already laid bare, literally, making me feel enormously vulnerable and awkward.
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I have compassion now for the brown-haired girl who spent that night going from frying pan to fire to bigger fire.
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My story is about what I went through, trying and failing to protect her and the tragic inaction by police, social workers and the family court system that created a nightmare I never thought we’d escape.
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I’m a human being that deals with mental illness in self-destructive ways, not a bunch of orifices for you to poke because you think my reckless treatment of my body somehow cancels out my autonomy over it.
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Technically I am “Real Unemployed Stay at Home Girlfriend of Beverly Hills” but whatever.
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Her bedroom consisted of my chair, a mattress with sheets, a towel, a bottle of lotion and a bottle of lube. At different times I found lingerie, a Valentine’s Day stuffed animal, and a poorly written high-school assignment marked 70 percent.
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Diet, Exercise and Gigolos -- 
8 different companions, 20 dates in 13 months
 98 pounds/42.5 inches/12 dress sizes lost.
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I knew that I hadn’t been taking care of myself, but this was the most unpleasant wake-up call of my life. I didn’t know if I could change my fate, but I vowed to try.
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In one year, I got pregnant with my boyfriend and I gave birth with my girlfriend.
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I stopped inviting people over to my apartment. It was embarrassing to have a mean cat I couldn’t control.
babies
I would do anything to hear her heartbeat again. Why didn't I record it? I smell her little hat and cry.
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Where she gets off acting like stereotypes and falsehoods are the god given truth is beyond me. She herself is part of a minority group that gets persecuted on the daily on shows like "Fox and Friends."
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Peers, take note: If you’re planning to steal over $400 from your friend, know thy privacy settings. When suing my best friend didn’t make her pay me back, tracking her social media and telling her dad got me payment in full.
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It was one early morning in February when I decided I needed to get out. I needed to prove to myself I could have an adventure, some sort of quest that would make me realize I could have some sort of meaningful experience unaided by anyone else.
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Most of the dead people I know have died in hospitals -- as soon as you're gone, they shuttle you off to the morgue, pump you full of chemicals and put you in the freezer until it's time to paint you for your viewing.
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I believe witnessing “demonic activity” or whatever it was I witnessed 15 years ago gave me post-traumatic stress disorder. I began having panic attacks every time I attended church, worried that what previously seemed like a peaceful prayer could trigger a screeching attack within me.
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I’m left to wonder: Was sex just a phase for me, like reading Ayn Rand or doing Bikram yoga?
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Fifteen weeks pregnant, on a Friday night, while watching "Kitchen Nightmares" and gorging on Taco Bell I began hemorrhaging.