Alyss in Reality

Alyss in Reality

Once upon a time there was a girl. She didn't follow a white rabbit into a hole. She didn't drink the potion. She didn't have a tea party. She didn't beat the queen at croquet. She didn't visit Wonderland. Instead she was stuck in Reality. She realized she had to make the best of what she's got--so she called herself Alyss and made this blog.

Think I’m gonna bite the bullet and start applying for paraprofessional jobs today. Don’t want to wait until it’s too late for that too.


Step one: Get diagnosed.
Step two: Get medicine.

I really think this new medication is helping. I feel so at peace and like myself, the old me, for the first time in 5 years. It feels like for the past 5 years I’ve been stuck in fight or flight mode and it finally turned off. 

For others, I suspect the vehement dislike of tattoos is really a fear of women’s skin. When a woman makes her own mark on it, she isn’t quite as available to receive whatever fantasies you might want to project on to her. If skin is a screen, and a woman writes on it, she is telling the world (or even just herself) that her own standards of attractiveness are more important to her than the standards of anyone else who might cross her path. She is taking ownership.

—Jenn Ashworth, Painted Ladies: Why women get tattoos

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