Shattering Stigmas 5.0. – Wrap-Up!

Shattering Stigmas 5.0. – Wrap-Up!

Hi everyone! I meant to have this post up days ago but you know how life goes. This month has been absolutely chaotic AND amazing. Mostly amazing. Mostly because I co-hosted this lovely event which I love so much! October is not even over yet but it’s coming so fast! The past two weeks have flown by, I say that all the time, but it seriously feels like everything came so quickly. Taylor (the fantastic host), Shannon, Mari (the amazing fellow co-hosts) and I have been working on this since August. August seems so long ago even though it was […]

Posted October 22, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event / 1 Comment
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Shattering Stigmas: When Grief Meets Courage by Sierra

Shattering Stigmas: When Grief Meets Courage by Sierra

For today’s Shattering Stigmas post, I have my friend Sierra sharing a post about grief, depression and courage. This is a great post and I hope you all enjoy it. I hope you also check out Shattering Stigmas co-hosts, Shannon, Mari and Taylor’s blogs as they’re sharing amazing posts to help shatter stigma too. CW/TW: Depression, mention of suicide, mention of self-harm (not done) Our culture has an intriguing obsession with the concept of courage. I, on the other hand, never have. It always bothered me growing up that the heroes of our favorite stories had to be courageous in order […]

Posted October 16, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event, Guest Posts / 0 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas: Struggling With Anorexia by Rebecca Alora

Shattering Stigmas: Struggling With Anorexia by Rebecca Alora

Hi all. Today for Shattering Stigmas, I have my friend, Rebecca sharing her story with eating disorders. There are content warnings below. As a reminder, please check out Shattering Stigmas co-hosts posts as well! Taylor, Shannon and Mari are sharing great posts. CW/TW: Eating Disorders, Anorexia I wrote about my battle with anorexia a few years ago for Shattering Stigmas and I protected someone I shouldn’t have protected. I felt like I owed him some kind of respect because he was my doctor for seven years and it wasn’t always bad. However, you can’t heal if you rewrite history and I’ve […]

Posted October 13, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event, Guest Posts / 0 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas: Fifteen Years by Mia Siegert

Shattering Stigmas: Fifteen Years by Mia Siegert

Hey everyone. Wednesday was a little chaotic with my sister going into labor, so I didn’t get the chance to put up a post yesterday. Waiting for babies is exhausting. 😂 I’m so happy to share this guest post with you all by Mia Siegert. Mia was previously on my blog in 2016 with an interview. I’m so honored they decided to share their story with me today for Shattering Stigmas. Please be sure to read the content and trigger warnings before proceeding. 🧡🧡 CW/TW: PTSD, Depression, Abuse, mention of Self-Harm, Animal Death (*NOT* in grotesque detail), mention of Suicide, […]

Posted October 11, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event, Guest Posts / 0 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas: Understanding Her Mental Health by Kimberly Canady

Shattering Stigmas: Understanding Her Mental Health by Kimberly Canady

Today for Shattering Stigmas, Kimberly is sharing her story with mental health and what she’s learned about herself.  Hi everyone!  My name is Kimberly (she/her) and for the Shattering Stigmas event I’ve decided to discuss with you all my journey with mental health, both in a general sense and based on my own experiences. I’ve shared bits and pieces across social media about my anxiety and experiencing anxiety/panic attacks but not about how I came to learn about this part of myself; today I’d like to change that.   During high school, I didn’t really fit in with my peers. […]

Posted October 9, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event, Guest Posts, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas: The Quest For Better Mental Health Awareness by Nia Carnelio

Shattering Stigmas: The Quest For Better Mental Health Awareness by Nia Carnelio

Hi all! I’m so happy to share the first amazing guest post for Shattering Stigmas. I love that Nia has shared a more informative post while discussing the current stigmas regarding mental illness in India. I always like learning more about how the non-Western world is doing with mental health. Thank you so much, Nia! Writing about mental health and wellness is always a tricky subject for me — people are quick to judge and dismiss it as something you’re making up or tell you that “it’s all in your head,” which is really ironic because like Dumbledore once said (in […]

Posted October 8, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event, Guest Posts / 0 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas 5.0 – Introduction Post

Shattering Stigmas 5.0 – Introduction Post

Hi everyone! Welcome! I’m so excited for October for so many reasons, besides the Fall (Winter?) weather coming and it also being my birthday – Shattering Stigmas! It’s here once again!!  I cannot believe this it’s fifth year. How did this even happen? In case you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, I will share below. Shattering Stigmas was created by Shannon at It Starts At Midnight in 2015. Here’s the archive where you can read past posts on her blog. It was made to shatter stigmas and bring more awareness to mental health and mental illness in the YA […]

Posted October 6, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event / 2 Comments
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Shattering Stigmas 5.0 – Seeking Participants

Shattering Stigmas 5.0 – Seeking Participants

Hey everyone! It’s August which means it is almost time for Shattering Stigmas. Shattering Stigmas is a two week blogging event for readers, authors, bloggers, etc. to come together to help destigmatize mental illness. It was first created by Shannon from It Starts At Midnight. She co-hosted with Inge and Kayla. Since then, others have co-hosted the event. This year it’s co-hosts are Taylor, Shannon, Ben, Mari and I. Yes, that’s right. I finally get the chance to help co-host the event that broke down the walls between my mental health and the bookish community. During Shattering Stigmas in 2016, I […]

Posted August 18, 2019 by Amber in Blog Event / 0 Comments
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What’s Been Happening In My Life

What’s Been Happening In My Life

Hey all. I haven’t been blogging much in forever. I thought for today I would share what’s new with me along with some bookish stuff. It’s August and my dad is officially back to work which is great. Just wanted to that little info out there. Content Warning: Food, eating, weight loss (Ends after General Life Section) ~General Life~ I started a temporary data entry job last June, so I’ve been there a little bit over a year. I’m doing birth certificates with other temps. I was diagnosed with asthma in February and diabetes in April. The latter of which […]

Posted August 12, 2019 by Amber in Personal / 0 Comments
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It’s My Five-Year Blogoversary

Wow. It is my blogoversary.  This is going to be short and somewhat sad. A warning for you. First, though, I have a giveaway for an ARC of Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. Ashley Herring Blake is one of those authors that I knew I would love before I read their books based on summaries. The giveaway ends on this Monday. I cannot believe it’s been so long since I started blogging five years ago. Blogging gave me so much back then, a sense of purpose, a hobby, a distraction, friends. It’s given me the chance to […]

Posted July 20, 2019 by Amber in Random / 0 Comments
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