Submissions from the Lane 9 Project community, in response to our December writing prompt "My Self Care Resolution". By Calesse Smith This year has been a year of saying Yes to some things, and No to others. Sometimes, it seems easier to say yes to everyone and everything because to say no would be letting … Continue reading Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution
Our December writing prompt is “My self-care resolution…” Around this time last year, I shared some of my thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions and the ways in which I believe we can make them work for us and add positive value to our lives. Although so much messaging around resolutions is focused on weight-loss and … Continue reading My Self-Care Resolution
I never sought help for my eating disorder. I never thought I was never thin enough. Growing up, I was surrounded by thin images, weight loss diets, and Lifetime movies depicting eating disorders. I watched gymnastics, and I remember writing a mini-research report in middle school about a gymnast with an eating disorder. She was … Continue reading Asking For Help: Am I Thin Enough?
Our July writing prompt was, "I see the finish line". The following is a collection of responses we have received from Lane 9 Project community members. Please enjoy the following responses and if you haven't already, write your own! You will find our August prompt at the end of this post. by Joelle Zarcone I … Continue reading I See The Finish Line: A July Prompt Compilation
This is an anonymous post written by a Lane 9 Project contributor. Names have been changed to respect the privacy of family members. “I’m not Emily! I’m not Emily!” Brett screamed hysterically over and over again until I moved my backpack, my books, and physically removed myself from the room. Suddenly...everything had changed. Brett needed … Continue reading Controlling the Demon