bknation_ldunham

OCD and ME

By Olivia Jordan At the age of seven, I began harboring what I thought was a deep, damaging secret; one that existed solely in my thoughts, expertly hidden from the outside world. I focused on my secret every waking hour...
bknation_anxiety.jpg

An Entirely Different Walk of Shame

  By Laura DeBrizzi  When I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter in high school, I never imagined that I would bear my own scarlet letter like Hester Prynne. Although the branded “A” holds very different meanings fo...
bknation_2016-jpg

2016 Was Hell, But I’m Not Afraid to Live in 2017

By Charles K. Poole I began 2016 simply relieved that it wasn’t 2015. Or 2014. Those were particularly bad years, as my younger sister and older brother passed away less than a year apart over the course of that ti...
bknation_homeless-jpg

Being Homeless

By Rhonda Bayless In mid-August, I knew there was a possibility that we would be at risk for homelessness. Of course, we sought services and assistance but we learned that it’s easier to receive assistance for a utility ...