Maisy Card discusses her debut novel, THESE GHOSTS ARE FAMILY.
Tags: colonialism, colorism, debut novel, family, family history, family tree, folklore, ghosts, Greg Mania, hallucinations, Harlem, hereditary trauma, historical trauma, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, Jamaica, librarians, Maisy Card, paranormal, Pentecostal, PTSD, religion, Reparations, Shelley R Adler, slavery, sleep paralysis, These Ghosts Are Family
If I slept… All night, I stayed awake. ...more
Tags: Alaska, anxiety, babies, Bethany Maile, colic, exhaustion, family secret, fear, hallucinations, inherited trauma, intergenerational trauma, madness, mental illness, motherhood, mothers, on monsters, panic, parenthood, parenting, postpartum, sleep, sleep deprivation, sleeplessness
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: american south, barbiturates, campus rape, college, date rape, ENOUGH, gang rape, GHB, hallucinations, Marisa Trettel, misogyny, North Carolina, overdose, patriarchy, post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, rape, Rape culture, roofie, Sex, sexual assault, sexual trauma, sexual violence, sexuality, therapy, trauma
I trust, nowadays. I have to keep at it ...more
Tags: addiction, alcohol, alcoholic, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, anosognosia, blackouts, breast cancer, delusions, drinking, hallucinations, Mental Health, mental illness, New Orleans, paranoia, recovery, Roberta Payne, schizophrenia, sexual assault, sobriety, Voices on Addiction
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto discusses her newest book, SHADOW CHILD.
Tags: A Tale for the Time Being, ghosts, hallucinations, hawaii, historical trauma, identity, In The Time of the Butterflies, japanese internment, Julia Alvarez, michael ondaatje, monsters, mystery, N.K. Jemisin, Racism, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Ruth Ozeki, Shadow Child, The English Patient, trauma, war, World War II, WWII
We never want something more than when it has been taken away from us. The opposite of freedom is confinement. ...more
Tags: Academy Awards, addiction, andre breton, brian bouldrey, dante, depression, Donald Trump, fear, freedom, guns, hallucinations, Hell, high school, insomnia, Joe Arpaio, Mental Health, mental illness, Oscar Wilde, personality disorder, Politics, prison, psych ward, Risperidone, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Schindler's List, Shawshank Redemption, sleep, stephen hawking, The Hobbit, Trump, United States
There was no cedar chest filled with tissue-wrapped rattles, handprint art projects, and bronzed baby shoes. Our parents never spoke of our missing sister. ...more
Tags: Chicago, childhood, children, death, depression, eating, family, family secret, fathers and daughters, food, grief, hallucinations, Jennifer Haupt, Jewish, judaism, marijuana, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, night terrors, parenting, pneumonia, Pot, puberty, Sanibel, Seattle, siblings, sisters, therapy, yahrzeit
A flash-fire covered the horizon all around and behind her, and my mother glowed genuine blue. I saw her skeleton, or maybe her white-hot soul. Something flew up and around our heads. ...more
Tags: Angels, Bible, C. A. Carey, childhood, Christianity, daughters, family, family secret, fathers, fathers and daughters, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, hallucinations, hans christian andersen, Little Mermaid, Lot, Lot's wife, martyr, memories, mothers, mothers and daughters, parents, police, religion, Rumpus Original Fiction, salt, short fiction, short story, sinners, sisters, vision, Walmart, wicked
In a daily feature about “books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly,” NPR’s Two-Way blog linked to our interview with Oliver Sacks about his latest investigation of extraordinary neurology, Hallucinations. Thanks, NPR! We love you back!
To celebrate his 80th birthday, The Rumpus sits down with neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks to discuss his latest book,
Hallucinations, and the relationship between hallucinatory experiences and the imagination and creativity. ...more
Another wonderful illustrated review from HORN!
NPR Books has a fascinating interview with Oliver Sacks on his new book Hallucinations. An excerpt on hallucinations during migraines: …At least on two occasions, I’ve had a smell — in particular a smell of hot buttered toast — with a strong sense that I was about 3 years old, being put in a high […]