Megan Huntsman

don’t get it twisted: an illness of the mind is still an illness.

today is sei’s and my 12-year wedding anniversary, and i should probably write about that, but i don’t want to. maybe later. instead, i want to talk about why a mother would murder her own child. this is megan huntsman, a 39 year-old woman from pleasant grove, utah, who was arrested today after seven dead […]

on being fat.

it’s been a long time since i’ve written. when i was at my lowest with postpartum depression, blogging helped me through some of my worst times, and that’s why i’m starting up with depressionsandconfessions again. i miss the outlet, i miss the creativity, and most of all, i miss the people. i know it’s been […]

fighting the monster within.

i am not a violent person. or at least, i never thought i was. my family is about as pacifist as one can be–i didn’t even hold a gun until i was 29, and the most violent thing we ever did as a family was paintball and the occasional all-out warfare game of trivial pursuit. […]

to hear them shatter.

this is the most honest account i can give of my first (and i hope only) psychotic episode. i won’t give any analysis of what happened, just the details–i don’t want this post to be too long. i’ll talk about the implications of this episode later, maybe in my next post. if you’re at all […]

charlie, my little love

death in the family.

the first time i saw charlotte, she was looking at me through the glass window of a pet store. she was all alone in her cubby, and she looked…human. as though she was regarding me with some sort of emotion, like expectation or suspicious. it freaked me out a little, since i’m not the type […]

WTF, ALEXIS. WTF.

One night about two weeks ago, I woke at three in the morning convinced of something. So I stumbled out of my warm bed, walked down the hall in my underwear, and regarded the six piles of clean laundry on my laundry room floor with suspicion. I knew there was something I needed to do […]