X.G. // Changzhou, China.
X.G. // Changzhou, China.

The glimmer from the past leads and sustains to the unpredictable future.

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M.H. // Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A
M.H. // Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A

Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt especially attached to seasons of transition. I have this need to write in order to archive times that feel in flux. When I was young, I used my journals as a way to creatively control my circumstances. I would do this by adapting my handwriting to represent the unfamiliarity in my life. Sometimes I still find my hand wander in new ways across the page.

 

K.M. // New York City, U.S.
K.M. // New York City, U.S.

Pill 1. Multi-Vitamin - Basic Nutrition
Pill 2. B Complex - Helps Stress
Pill 3. Omega Complete - Helps Joint Inflammation and Skin and Hair
PilL 4. B-12 - Doctors orders because it was low in blood tests
Pill 5. 5HTP - Helps mood
Pill 6. Black Cohosh- - Balances Hormones
Pill 7. Folic Acid - Good for inflammation
Pill 8. Vitimin D - Healthy Bones and Doctors orders because it was low in blood tests
Pill 9. Asidophilus - Helps digestion.

W.W. // Tainan, Taiwan.
W.W. // Tainan, Taiwan.

Toilet paper orientation is important. I prefer my toilet paper to go over rather than under.

O.F. // Venice, Italy.
O.F. // Venice, Italy.

Sometimes I feel powerful because I'm able to eat a burger. I feel like I'm controlling my mind by eating something I would never allow myself to.

R.H. // U.S.
R.H. // U.S.

I rip the skin surrounding my fingernails. When I'm waiting in my doctor's examining room, when I'm waiting on my counseling appointment to begin, I quietly rip and bleed.

C.I. // Lima, Peru
C.I. // Lima, Peru

I developed an obsession with wrinkles in clothes that does not allow me to step out of my house without ironing them to perfection. Sometimes I even find myself not wearing a seat belt just so the fabrics on me look absolutely flawless.

M.C. // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
M.C. // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I feel that my life is a little out of my control and aligning the hangers in my closet is a way to compensate for it.

F.L. // Hong Kong
F.L. // Hong Kong

I still remember the shoes that gave me this blister. Ecco Mary Janes, I believe. They were too small but for some reason a blister only formed on my right heel. And it's been with me ever since. An 8 year old blister - how sexy! I don't really know why I pick it. It's not a nervous thing, I do it when I'm relaxed and anxious. I guess I find the texture somewhat soothing or comforting. I always have and I think I always will. It's been with me through a lot of formative experiences. Maybe that's why I'm so reluctant to stop picking - it's a part of me.

M.A. // West Riffa, Bahrain.
M.A. // West Riffa, Bahrain.

Five years, four cities, moved nine times. Sense of security? Garbage bags and a backpack. Apartment horror stories? Plenty.

T.M. // Kyoto, Japan.
T.M. // Kyoto, Japan.

Throughout the most of my twenties I didn't even know I was depressed. I thought the sad, anxious person I had been, really was just who I was. I started my therapy a few years ago, and it has been a slow but gradual process of recovering who I really could be. Those pills are only chemical in the end, but have been a great help for me in this process to realize that I could, actually, change.

P.L. // Buenos Aires, Argentina
P.L. // Buenos Aires, Argentina


It is in a non sensical object where you find unity.
Only then do we truly experience the image and form,
Instantaneous emotional gratification,
concealing difficult truths.
Aesthetic relief.

C.A. // Lima, Peru.
C.A. // Lima, Peru.

Weight, scale, trauma, mirror, clothes, chocolate, flour, scale, self esteem, belly, exercise, endorphins, diet, carbs, sugar, saccharine, stevia, scale, ice cream, wine, cheese, light, light, light, butter, cookies, celery soup, detox juices, scale.

C.E. // U.S.
C.E. // U.S.

I wash my hands a lot. 

X.G. // Changzhou, China.
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M.H. // Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A
K.M. // New York City, U.S.
W.W. // Tainan, Taiwan.
O.F. // Venice, Italy.
R.H. // U.S.
C.I. // Lima, Peru
M.C. // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
F.L. // Hong Kong
M.A. // West Riffa, Bahrain.
T.M. // Kyoto, Japan.
P.L. // Buenos Aires, Argentina
C.A. // Lima, Peru.
C.E. // U.S.
X.G. // Changzhou, China.

The glimmer from the past leads and sustains to the unpredictable future.

M.H. // Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A

Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt especially attached to seasons of transition. I have this need to write in order to archive times that feel in flux. When I was young, I used my journals as a way to creatively control my circumstances. I would do this by adapting my handwriting to represent the unfamiliarity in my life. Sometimes I still find my hand wander in new ways across the page.

 

K.M. // New York City, U.S.

Pill 1. Multi-Vitamin - Basic Nutrition
Pill 2. B Complex - Helps Stress
Pill 3. Omega Complete - Helps Joint Inflammation and Skin and Hair
PilL 4. B-12 - Doctors orders because it was low in blood tests
Pill 5. 5HTP - Helps mood
Pill 6. Black Cohosh- - Balances Hormones
Pill 7. Folic Acid - Good for inflammation
Pill 8. Vitimin D - Healthy Bones and Doctors orders because it was low in blood tests
Pill 9. Asidophilus - Helps digestion.

W.W. // Tainan, Taiwan.

Toilet paper orientation is important. I prefer my toilet paper to go over rather than under.

O.F. // Venice, Italy.

Sometimes I feel powerful because I'm able to eat a burger. I feel like I'm controlling my mind by eating something I would never allow myself to.

R.H. // U.S.

I rip the skin surrounding my fingernails. When I'm waiting in my doctor's examining room, when I'm waiting on my counseling appointment to begin, I quietly rip and bleed.

C.I. // Lima, Peru

I developed an obsession with wrinkles in clothes that does not allow me to step out of my house without ironing them to perfection. Sometimes I even find myself not wearing a seat belt just so the fabrics on me look absolutely flawless.

M.C. // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I feel that my life is a little out of my control and aligning the hangers in my closet is a way to compensate for it.

F.L. // Hong Kong

I still remember the shoes that gave me this blister. Ecco Mary Janes, I believe. They were too small but for some reason a blister only formed on my right heel. And it's been with me ever since. An 8 year old blister - how sexy! I don't really know why I pick it. It's not a nervous thing, I do it when I'm relaxed and anxious. I guess I find the texture somewhat soothing or comforting. I always have and I think I always will. It's been with me through a lot of formative experiences. Maybe that's why I'm so reluctant to stop picking - it's a part of me.

M.A. // West Riffa, Bahrain.

Five years, four cities, moved nine times. Sense of security? Garbage bags and a backpack. Apartment horror stories? Plenty.

T.M. // Kyoto, Japan.

Throughout the most of my twenties I didn't even know I was depressed. I thought the sad, anxious person I had been, really was just who I was. I started my therapy a few years ago, and it has been a slow but gradual process of recovering who I really could be. Those pills are only chemical in the end, but have been a great help for me in this process to realize that I could, actually, change.

P.L. // Buenos Aires, Argentina


It is in a non sensical object where you find unity.
Only then do we truly experience the image and form,
Instantaneous emotional gratification,
concealing difficult truths.
Aesthetic relief.

C.A. // Lima, Peru.

Weight, scale, trauma, mirror, clothes, chocolate, flour, scale, self esteem, belly, exercise, endorphins, diet, carbs, sugar, saccharine, stevia, scale, ice cream, wine, cheese, light, light, light, butter, cookies, celery soup, detox juices, scale.

C.E. // U.S.

I wash my hands a lot. 

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