Red leather BDSM accessories including ball gag, cuffs, rope, flogger, collar and leash.

Why BDSM is a Healing Practice for My Mental Health

Tighter. Please. Keep my mind still. Help my mind stay in this body. I pray to anyone who will listen. Winding, twisting, knotting, allowing myself to be tied into place. Tying the knots so tight my mind will not stray
A pill bottle with brown pills spilled out next to it. To the right of this is a pile of medicinal herbs.

Caring for My Mental Health Through the Beautifully Complex Intersections of My Existence

“If you get an emotional support dog, you’ll just be taking away from people who really need help,” said my dad to me over the phone because he couldn’t understand why his child was so successful but complaining about be…