July 20th

Everything feels so weird, and I feel out of place. I’m feeling the same way you feel when you come back home after being away for a while. As if I don’t belong here yet, but neither I belong to place where I was until a few hours ago anymore. Everything feels so unreal. Including […]

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20 giugno – Come le onde

*Questo post è stato scritto il 10 giugno 2018. L’ho pubblicato in inglese (Waves) due giorni dopo, e me lo sono tenuta in italiano per la rubrica I am the change, che aggiorno ogni 20 del mese. Per un caso totalmente fortuito, due sere fa, lunedì 18 giugno, ho letto il nuovo libro di ZeroCalcare, […]

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Waves

Have you ever felt like something big, heavy, hard to handle was coming at you? I have. Pretty often. It’s like an alarm that tells me I’m about to fall again. It’s like my body is warning me, telling me: “Hey, here we go. It’s coming back. Hold on tight.” It’s just like the waves. […]

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About self-care, self-love and other(s’) stuff.

I’ve learnt a very important lesson lately and I feel like sharing it with the whole world. THERE’S NO SELF-CARE WITHOUT CARING OF ANYBODY ELSE. And viceversa. First things first: SELF LOVE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SELFISHNESS. So why should I put myself first? That is how the majority of us acts. And isn’t […]

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MAY 20: Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health is like a Sunflower. When the light from the sun shines upon it, it proudly rises up and flourish. When the night comes, it closes in. For somebody this cycle is on repeat every single day, sometimes twice or even more times a day. You can never say when your night will come, […]

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I won’t be silent.

I went out with my friends yesterday. It was just another Friday. We had dinner at a restaurant and then we went drinking somewhere. At some point I saw him in the crowd. It was really him. Breathe. The scum of my ex. As I saw him, he saw me and he started doing the […]

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Silenzio, rumore, musica.

“Non c’è niente di speciale nella scrittura. Devi solo sederti davanti alla macchina da scrivere e cominciare a sanguinare.” Ernest Hemingway Ho passato buona parte della mia vita (fino ad oggi) sopra a fogli di carta. Alcune volte l’ho fatto per piacere, altre per dovere, altre per un istinto che non so se sia più di sopravvivenza […]

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Enjoy the silence

It’s pretty funny to see how upset some people get when you start treating them the same way they’ve been treating you for ages, as if they expected you to be their doormat forever. It doesn’t really matter how many times you told them you were feeling bad – they kept on behaving that same f***ing […]

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To look, to fight, to be

Social media can be so triggering for your Mental Health. I’ve always hated the fact that people feel the need to show how perfect their life is – when it’s not, just because that makes them feel a little better… until they see others’ more perfect lives and start feeling envious and need to find […]

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APRIL 20: You’re so much more than your grades

Not long ago, a girl died by suicide because she couldn’t graduate in time with her friends. So she lied to her family, friends and boyfriend and died the day she was supposed to graduate. After that tragedy, everyone kept saying “she looked so happy”. A smile can be a mask. Don’t assume one is feeling […]

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