I am transfixed with the probability of earthquakes. ...more
Tags: Anna Held, Bunny McFadden, California, CBT, earthquakes, exposure therapy, Getting Through It, Mental Health Awareness Month, ocd, Rumpus Essay, san andreas
I lived there, suspended in the moment before I chose to move. ...more
Tags: anxiety, anxiety disorder, bipolar, Cameron Gorman, childhood, death, depression, ghost stories, ghost story, ghosts, grief, high school, Lexapro, loss, memories, memory, Mental Health, mental illness, nostalgia, obsessive compulsive, ocd, photography, regrets, relationships, roommates, self harm, Semyon Kirlian, suicidal ideation, trauma
Lisa Hanawalt discusses her new book, I WANT YOU.
Tags: abortion, Adrian Tomine, Ali Wong, animation, anxiety, Baby Geniuses, Benny’s Brigade, bojack horseman, Calvin and Hobbes, Comics, Coyote Doggirl, Dan Clowes, Drawn & Quarterly, dreaming, dreams, DW McKinney, Emily Heller, Garfield, hot dog taste test, I Know You Rider, I Want You, IBS, Leslie Stein, lisa hanawalt, Mental Health, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Phoebe Gloeckner, pregnancy, R. Crumb, Renée French, Tiffany Haddish, Tuca & Bertie, visual art
Paige Lewis discusses their debut collection of poetry, SPACE STRUCK.
Tags: academia, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, animals, Aria Aber, Complexly Media, Dakota Smith, debut collection, Dionne Brand, Eve L. Ewing, Florida State University, Frank O'Hara, FSU, Gender Identity, John Green, Kaveh Akbar, Leila Chatti, LGBTQ, Love Poems, Niki Hua, non-binary, nonbinary, ocd, Ours Poetica, Paige Lewis, poems, poetry, poetry comics, pronouns, queer, queerness, religion, Sarabande, Sarah Gorham, Sarah Urist Green, Shira Erlichman, Space Struck, teaching, teaching writing, theology
I don’t believe in redemption stories. ...more
Tags: absent fathers, Abuse, addiction, alcoholism, American Dream, anger, Baker Act, bipolar, class privilege, con man, Diana Odasso, divorce, domestic violence, florida, fraud, gaslighting, greed, husbands and wives, LIAR, marriage, Mental Health, mental illness, money, motherhood, narcissist, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Palm Beach, paranoia, parenting, pathological liar, privilege, sobriety, sociopath, trauma, verbal abuse, white privilege, women's anger
Tags: Anna Kahn, bodies, christmas, compulsion, drawing, Eduardo C. Corral, Jewish, London, maze, Mazes, Mental Health, mental illness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, patterns, Slow Lightning, tattoo, tattoos
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: #metoo, addiction, alcohol, Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD, ENOUGH, gender roles, LGBTQ, Mental Health, mental illness, misogyny, mothers, mothers and daughters, non-binary, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, patriarchy, personality disorder, psychiatric medication, PTSD, queer, rape, Rape culture, self harm, Sex, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexuality, SSRI, trauma
My blackness, like my gender, was a sin. ...more
Tags: adolescence, adultery, affair, Bathsheba, Blessing the Boats, church, Erica Dawson, gender inequality, Jesus, Lucille Clifton, Mary Magdalene, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, race, racial inequality, relationships, religion, Sex, sexuality, suicidal ideation, whiteness
Sarah Fawn Montgomery discusses her debut memoir, QUITE MAD.
Tags: ableism, academia, anxiety, bureaucracy, disability, gender disparity, gender inequality, genre, healthcare, hybrid genre, J.J. Anselmi, Lauren Slater, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, misogyny, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, patriarchy, psychiatric medication, psychiatry, psychology, PTSD, Quite Mad, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, research, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, sexism, trauma
I am an oracle who, while dispensing answers to all those who seek them, cannot predict my own future. ...more
Tags: A. Martine, anorexia, anxiety, baking, beauty, bipolar, body image, bulimia, control, cooking, culture, dieting, disordered eating, Eating Disorder, eating disorders, essay, food, Food Network, gender norms, gender roles, heritage, identity, intersectionality, mafé, Mental Health, mental illness, multicultural, objectification, ocd, Racism, self harm, Senegal, Senegalese, stereotypes, therapy, thiebou dieune, thinspiration, West Africa, West African, wolof, women's bodies, yassa
It’s like a record skipping inside. ...more
I do the best I can to reach out to those I see isolated or disturbed, but I have to also be careful I don’t make myself a target. ...more
Tags: Adam Lanza, adolescence, anxiety, bullying, child abuse, church, Columbine, depression, Genevieve Tyrrell, gun control, gun violence, guns, high school, John Crescitelli, John Neuman Jr., Mental Health, Mental Health in Schools Act, mental illness, middle school, motherhood, mothers, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, parenting, psychiatry, Ross Ellis, Sandy Hook, school shootings, stalking, suicide, teaching, teenagers, therapy, trauma
Allyson McCabe talks with Arthur Fournier, an independent dealer of books, serials, manuscripts, and archives, about how he developed his niche, and how digital access has both enriched and complicated the work of archiving and collecting.
Tags: adolescence, Allyson McCabe, anxiety, archives, archiving, archivist, Arthur Fournier, Arthur Russell, butterflies, CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, collecting, collector, dada, digital, digital reproduction, East Village Eye, ego trip magazine, F.A. Bernett Books, fanzine, Fournier Fine & Rare, Fugazi, Galaxie 500, harvard, JOY DIVISION, Julio Cortazar, La Danse Macabre, Lincoln Center, Marie Kondo, MC5, Metrograph, metropolitan museum of art, Minnesota, moths, Music, Nation of Ulysses, Natural History, nature, Neue Galerie, new order, New York Public Library, New York Rocker, ocd, patterns, Peter Bernett, Pierre Mac Orlan, publishing industry, Punk Magazine, Rare books, Reinhold Heller, Robert Doisneau, rural life, Sonos, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, Spacemen 3, stamps, Sun Ra, surrealism, Tango magazine, The Smiths, Tom Waits, University of Chicago, Vince Taylor, Walkman, zine
[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology. ...more
Tags: 000 Bands, 600, Ad-Rock, addiction, Allyson McCabe, Beastie Boys, Chain and the Gang, digital, economic crisis, Esme Blegvad, Felt Letters, Ian Svenonius, indie rock, Internet, James Brown, Mike Watt, modernism, Music, music industry, Nation of Ulysses, neurosis, nineties, ocd, pet sounds, Pitchfork, punk, records, Soft Focus, suicide, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, superstition, The Make-Up, The Psychic Soviet, touring, vice, vinyl, Wanted/Needed/Loved, Washington DC, Weird War
Jenny Lawson talks about her second memoir,
Furiously Happy, mental illness, and growing up in small-town Texas. ...more
Tags: a tree grows in brooklyn, ADD, antidepressants, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, blogging, Chronicles of Narnia, comedy, depression, health insurance, humor, Internet, Interviews, Jenny Lawson, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lianne Stokes, memoir, mental illness, obsessive compulsive, ocd, shame, small town life, small towns, Texas, The Bloggess, trolls, writing
Statistics make us feel safe, but most of the time, they can’t predict what’s really going to happen in our life. We believe in them anyway, though. ...more
Tags: Asha Dore, danger, death, doctors, family, fathers and daughters, fear, hospital, Japan, mental illness, motherhood, ocd, pregnancy, rabbit, statistics, stillborn, surgery, where the wild things are
In Episode 6 of
The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick chats with poet Oliver de la Paz about his new collection, Post Subject: A Fable, video games, and his weirdest writing habit. ...more
Tags: Batman, Christian Bale, Cormac McCarthy, d.h. lawrence, Dave Roderick, dystopia, invisible cities, Italo Calvino, John Berryman, Marvin Bell, ocd, Oliver de la Paz, post subject, requiem for the orchard, Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, T.S. Eliot, the road, VIDA, Video Games
Social media is a cruel machine, propelled by our desire to keep up appearances and affirmed by a strange, voyeuristic capital of likes and favorites. While Facebook can at times feel like a digital cocktail party devoid of any significant personal connection, Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth, makes a case for its value to […]
I’m obsessive. I like to knit a lot. I go through cycles. I binge knit when I do. The knitting group I go to looks at the skirt I’m making on skinny little needles and asks how long it will take me. When I say, a few weeks, I am lying. I want the skirt […]