FML, I Should Have Never Said I Was Depressed On The Internet

Being transparent is always a double-edged sword. Rarely are people (readers) comfortable with what needs to be shared. And one would think that those who offer help would be more comfortable with taboo topics like suicide being openly shared, but they’re not either. After learning that Karyn Washington, my friend and popular blogger, committed suicide I got this brilliant idea to open up…
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I’ll Never Forget You: What Happens After Your Loved One Dies

I usually don’t post on Saturdays. I take the weekends to recharge my brain, be a lazy bum and maybe cook some Jambalaya. But today I broke one of my golden rules of blogging and flipped my laptop open and perused the Internet. My traffic has been down so I’ve been stalking Google analytics to figure out how I can improve my…
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I am Karyn Washington: Suicide, Depression, & Mothers Who Left Us

I woke up this morning and reached for my phone. My morning ritual is a deep scrolling of Facebook. After a few posts I noticed a familiar name, Karyn Washington. But the post wasn’t from her. The post declared that Karyn Washington, founder of For Brown Girls and the popular campaign #DarkGirlsRedLip, had committed suicide. I paused and immediately hopped…
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