Vulnerability in/and Joy
Allison Alcéna
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So relatable! I didn’t even know that those were signs of anxiety. I’ve noticed that sometimes I purposefully try to make my thoughts sound organic, when Ive probably practiced the scenario in my head at like 4 am when the fear of not being prepared for it keeps me up. There’s a certain comfort that comes with knowing what’s going to happen, and “emotionally preparing” for things (if that’s even possible). There’s a certain power in not being hurt or affected by things that happen outside of you, and no one wants to feel powerless. I think the best way to combat this is to be honest about it, and write bomb ass, inspiring, brave articles about these experiences.

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