Stray Thoughts in 2017: Being a Person, Community, Unexpected Good, and Loss, Like a Peculiar Fruit, Like Something Burning

Hey, we're officially two months into 2017! So far, it's been a mixed bag. A lot of great. A lot of no good, very bad nights and days, with the kind of trauma plot twists that are so horrific that all you can do is laugh. And a lot of unexpected good in between. I thought … Continue reading Stray Thoughts in 2017: Being a Person, Community, Unexpected Good, and Loss, Like a Peculiar Fruit, Like Something Burning

Situational Mutism: All the Things I Never Got to Say

I'm Max, and I have situational mutism. I always thought it was just me. It was just in my head. Just a personality flaw. I was just shy... I was just too quiet... it was just out of my control. As long as I can remember, I've had trouble speaking. To classmates. To teachers. To professors. To waiters. … Continue reading Situational Mutism: All the Things I Never Got to Say